ModevCon – Using Cloud Tools to Build Enterprise Mobile Apps with APIs Fast

I will be at ModevCon in Washington, DC December 11-12 showing how to use cloud tools to build enterprise mobile apps fast with APIs fast.

What (my talk)

Friday, December 12, 11:30am ET.

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 build a real HTML5/PhoneGap mobile app that talks to an API backend. You will be able to test the app on your phone. We will use the Appery.io mobile cloud dev. platform to build the app. Appery.io allows building enterprise HTML5/PhoneGap apps connected to any APIs entirely in the cloud, and very fast.

About the conference

With the ever-quickening pace of mobile, staying up-to-date on the latest APIs and SDKs is essential for any developer or business. Now in its fourth year, ModevCon (formerly ModevEast)—happening December 11-12, 2014 in Washington, D.C.—is must-attend for anyone developing, designing, and marketing mobile apps, websites and related products. For two intensive days, we’ll put you face to face with the world’s foremost industry experts to teach you the the latest methods, tools, and best practices for the industry’s most important development platforms.

When

December 11-12

Attend + Discount

Register and use FOS14 code good for 25% off.

Rapid Enterprise App Development with APIs – DC API User Group

I will be at DC API User Group in Washington DC on Wednesday, November 12 showing how to rapidly build enterprise mobile apps with APIs using Appery.io. Hope to see you there.

What

In about 20 minutes, I will show you how to build a simple, yet real enterprise mobile app with 2-3 APIs. We will then publish the app (mobile web, Android). In addition to my talk, there are five other awesome speakers:

This will be a fun API event!

When

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:00 PM

Attend

Yes, I want to go.

#APIStrat: Using Cloud Tools to Build Enterprise Mobile Apps With APIs Fast

Two weeks ago I attended and presented at the awesome API Strategy and Practice conference in Chicago. Many sessions were recorded so you can watch them when you have time. My session: Using cloud tools to build enterprise mobile apps with APIs fast was part of the Enterprise track:

Enterprise APIs need to both deliver value and deal with the tough constraints of the enterprise environment. These talks cover different dimensions of how to navigate the constraints and generate genuine progress for the enterprise by deploying APIs.

The track included industry leaders:

  • Michael Morowitz (@mmorowitz), Senior Technology Director at R/GA
  • Laura Heritage (@heritagelaura), Director of API Strategy at SOA Software
  • Richard Mendis (@anypresence), Chief Product Officer at AnyPresence

and was moderated by Mark Cheshire (@MarkCheshire), 3Scale COO.

I started my talk by explaining that enterprises today face a number of problems: 1) IT cannot keep up with demand for mobile apps; 2) you can’t wait 12-18 months to deliver a mobile apps; 3) the first version of a mobile app has to be delivered in a few weeks (if not days) and then constantly updated.  To demonstrate my points further, I have used quotes from industry leaders that you can view in this slide deck:

 

Appery.io cloud development platform solves these problems.  Appery.io makes building enterprise mobile apps with any APIs very fast, entirely in the cloud. To demonstrate this, I used Twilio API to build a one-page mobile app where you can send SMS messages to any phone number. The app was built in under 5 minutes.

I first built the app UI using the visual drag and drop editor:

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Then I quickly created a REST service that sends an SMS message using Twilio API:

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Any service can be quickly tested right in Appery.io app builder:

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Once the service has been created and tested, it is added to the page and mapped to the page using a visual binding editor:

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The apps is then instantly tested:

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You are then just a few seconds away from packaging the app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone or publishing as a mobile web app:

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After the session,  Mark Cheshire quickly replied to one of my tweets:

The next API Strategy and Practice is going to be held in Berlin in Spring 2015. I definitely recommend this conference to learn about the API ecosystem.

Rapid Mobile App Development With Appery.io – Web, Mobile and Backend Developers Meetup, Stamford, CT

I will be at Web, Mobile and Backend Developers Meetup in Stamford, CT on Tuesday, October 14 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 a 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, October 14, 2014, 7:00 PM

Attend

Yes, I want to go.

Make Great Enterprise Mobile Apps with Appery.io – Bay Area Enterprise Mobile App Development Meetup

I will be at Bay Area Enterprise Mobile App Development meetup on October 23, 2014 showing how to build great apps with Appery.io. Hope you can be there.

What

Using APIs and cloud tools for rapid mobile app development

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

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Food

Beer and pizza

Attend

Yes, I want free beer and learn how to build enterprise mobile apps

Exposing a Relational Database and a Web Service via REST API Using RESTXpress [Video]

This webinar shows how to expose legacy enterprise systems via REST APIs using RESTXpress. The video covers:

  • How to expose a relational database via REST API
  • How to expose a web service via REST API
  • How to build a mobile app in Appery.io with the exposed REST APIs

Creating Enterprise Mobile App with Orchestrate Database and Appery.io Dev. Platform [Video]

This is a recording of the webinar we did with our friends from Orchestrate. This video shows how to build a Contacts mobile app in Appery.io connected to Orchestrate database.

Here’s what’s covered:

  • An overview of Orchestrate features and dashboard
  • Inserting sample data into the Orchestrate database from the dashboard
  • Appery.io platform overview
  • Creating app UI using the visual drag and drop editor
  • Connecting to the Orchestrate database via REST APIs
  • Binding the REST API services to pages using the visual binding editor
  • Testing the app
  • Publishing as a mobile web and building a binary for Android
  • Q&A

Webinar: Building Enterprise Mobile Apps Fast with the Orchestrate Database and Appery.io Dev. Platform

What

In this joint webinar by Orchestrate and Appery.io, learn how to quickly build enterprise mobile apps. Orchestrate is a managed database service that lets developers add key-value stores, search, graphing, and time-ordered events to their apps with a simple API. Appery.io is the leading cloud-based mobile development platform. We are collaborating to simplify creating and deploying enterprise mobile apps connected to an API back end. Register for our joint webinar in which we’ll build a complete app in real-time, followed by a Q&A session.

Who

Diana Thayer
Developer Evangelist
Orcherstrate

Max Katz
Developer Relations
Appery.io

When

Thursday, September 11, 2014
10:00 AM Pacific Time

Attend

Register now!

Accelerating Digital Transformation with Integrated APIs and Rapid Mobile Development [Webinar recording]

This is a joint Appery.io and SOA Software webinar.

The webinar covers:

  • How to rapidly build a mobile app with APIs in the cloud
  • Taking an unsecure REST API and securing it with SOA Gateway (OAuth 2)
  • Building a mobile app in Appery.io with the secured REST API
  • The value of having an integrated API management and mobile development environment

 

Appery.io Backend Services Overview: Mobile App with Database, Server Code, and Push Notifications

This webinar video shows an overview of Appery.io features. The apps demonstrates a business app idea where an Agent (person) has Account(s) assigned to him/her. When a new Account is added, the Agent running the app may assign the Account to him/her self. Server code script is used to check of new Accounts every 5-minutes and send a push notification to all Agents letting them know that new Accounts are there and unassigned

The webinar covers:

  • Building app UI with the help of templates for easy reuse
  • Creating and connecting to a cloud database via REST APIs
  • Using out-of-the-box User Management for login and registration
  • Using pointer data type
  • Using Customer Console for easy app backend access (access app backend via friendly console)
  • Sending push notifications to the phone
  • Running the app on Android phone
  • Using Server Code for custom app logic (checking what Accounts are not assigned yet)
  • Using Server Code scheduler to run the script every 5-minutes and send a push notification if new Accounts are available