OAuth 2 Plugin to Simplify Mobile Development in Appery.io

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OAuth 2.0 protocol is now the most popular authentication protocol for apps. By using OAuth protocol, you can securely authenticate with a variety of popular services what will increase app functionality and cover a much larger target audience.

The Appery.io App Builder has a large number of useful and convenient mobile development tools for rapidly creating Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps. Today we are glad to present another feature that significantly helps with the OAuth 2.0 authentication routine – the OAuth 2 Template plugin.

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APIs and Cloud Tools for Rapid Mobile App Development – San Diego HTML5 Meetup

I will be at the HTML5 Web App Developer Group in San Diego, CA on Tuesday, February 10 showing how to rapidly build mobile apps with Appery.io. Hope you can be there.

What

Gone are the days where you can afford to take months to build an enterprise mobile app. In today’s fast market, you need to be able to prototype the app in a few days, release the first version in a few weeks, get feedback, fix bugs, release the second version. Repeat. In this session you will learn how to use APIs and cloud platform for rapid mobile development. We will use the Appery.io mobile platform to build a real app. This is a live coding session where you will be able to test the app on your phone, and we will package the app for iOS/Android.

When

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:30 PM

Where

Qualcomm QRC (Qualcomm Research Center)
5665 Morehouse Dr.
Room 119-B
San Diego, CA (map)

Attend

Yes, I want to go.

MobileCamp LA: Building a Hybrid Mobile App with Appery.io Database and Twilio MMS API

This past Saturday I attended the Mobile Camp LA, 1-day conference. It was a great event with almost 200 developers and designers spending their Saturday learning about mobile apps and mobile tools eco-systems.

As always I built a real mobile app in Appery.io in about 20 minutes that attendees could try on their devices. The app allows to send an MMS message and uses the following flow:

  • The app takes a photo with the camera (Cordova API)
  • Enter a phone number and a short message to start uploading the photo to Appery.io cloud database (Upload File plugin, MongoDB database)
  • When the file is uploaded, we get back a URL that to that image.
  • The URL is passed to Twilio API and an MMS message is sent (Twilio REST API)
  • As the app used native Camera API, the app was tested using the Appery.io Tester for Android (an iOS version is also available)

This is how the app looks in Appery.io:

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As attendees couldn’t quickly test the app without installing it, I made it possible to test the app from the browser without using the camera. I pre-loaded an image. This allowed testing the Twilio API.

Running the app in browser:

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This is the picture that I took with the app:

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A big thank you to George McKinney and his team for putting together this excellent event.

Some tweets from the event:

How to Build Mobile Apps Fast – Mobile Camp LA

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I will be at Mobile Camp LA on Saturday to show how to build hybrid apps fast with Appery.io. If you are in the area, definitely check it out. The 1-day conference has a pretty awesome schedule.

Pictures from Bay Area Enterprise Mobile App Meetup – Creating Apps with Appery.io

Last week I showed how to build mobile apps at the Bay Area Enterprise Mobile App Meetup. Here are some pictures from the event.