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:
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:
This is the picture that I took with the app:
A big thank you to George McKinney and his team for putting together this excellent event.
Some tweets from the event: