Build a mobile app with language translator service without coding

I recorded a 3-part video that shows how to build a mobile application without any code. I’m very passionate about Low Code/No Code platforms. I think there is a resurgence of Low Code/No Code tools. As demand for more applications is only going to grow, Low Code tooling can help technical people (and non-technical) to build applications much faster.

In this 3-part video you will learn:

  1. How to create a Watson Language Translator service on the IBM Cloud
  2. How to create a backend with the Language Translator service using API Express
  3. How to build a mobile app using App Builder

All three videos together are under 17 minutes – so it’s very quick if you want to give it a try.

If you would like to build this application you will need:

  1. A free IBM Cloud account. Sign up for an account (or sign into an existing account)
  2. account. Sign up for a free trial account here

Click the menu-icon in the upper-left corner to see all videos in the playlist.

Let me know if you have any question. I will be publishing more videos like this.

How to Start Building Ionic Apps in App Builder

This is the first webinar in our 2016 webinar series and introduces you to the App Builder and how to build apps with Ionic/AngularJS.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to create a new Ionic app
  • Learn about various views inside the App Builder for Ionic and AngularJS
  • How to build an app connected to a cloud database
    • How to build the app UI using the Design view
    • How to map data between scope and services using the visual Mapping view
    • How to bind data between scope and page using the visual Binding view
  • How to test the app quickly in the browser

Check out this video now:

To learn more how to build apps fast, go to our YouTube channel.

How To Build a Mobile App with Geolocation

This video shows how to build an app that shows your location data using Cordova Geolocation API. The app displays the latitude and longitude information.

Learn How to Debug Mobile Apps [Video]

This video shows how to debug a mobile app created in using Chrome browser Dev. Tools:

  • Using the Console tab for JavaScript errors, output messages and running simple JavaScript commands
  • Using the Network tab for service invocation
  • Inspecting local storage
  • Inspecting app code
  • Using built-in JavaScript debugger
  • Using Weinre remote debugger – to debug a native app installed on the device

Adding Properties to UI Components in App Builder

When you drag and drop a UI component, the Properties panel will show you properties you can set. For instance, here is an example when list item is selected:

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Sometimes not all properties might be exposed in the app builder, but it doesn’t mean you can’t set them. Using More Properties feature, you can set any properties supported by the component HTML or jQuery Mobile component.

For example, you want to change the list item icon to something list (no icon option is available but coming soon). With the list item selected, click More Options and add add the following property:

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The icon will not update in design time, but when you run the app, the first icon will change to bullets:

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To make this work, you need to know the property name and possible values. This is easy to find in jQuery Mobile docs or HTML docs.

Build Your Mobile App Fast with at the Internet of Things Hackathon in NYC (Sept 27-28) will be at the Internet of Things Hackathon in NYC tomorrow (Sept 27-28). is the fastest way to create a complete app across iOS, Android, and Mobile Web. There is nothing to install, or download.  Everything is running in the browser. You develop the app UI in a visual drag and drop editor, and you can easily collaborate with your team members because the projects can be shared in the cloud. It’s super fast to connect to any cloud APIs and visually bind the services to the page. also has out-of-the-box API plugins for many popular APIs such as AT&T, Salesforce, SendGrid and many more to make app development even faster.

In fact, when we launched the Appery at TechCrunch Disrupt New York earlier this year, was the most widely used product in the hackathon. Over 30 teams chose to build their projects, including many of the winners! For more on this see: Steals the Show at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon!

Hope to see you there!

Build Your iOS App in the Cloud With Tiggzi Mobile App Builder

One of the really nice features we released in Tiggzi Mobile App Builder in April is the option to get iOS binary file for your app (similar to PhoneGap Build).

Now you can create your mobile app in Tiggzi and instantly build the iOS binary file (or Android).

As we use the standard iOS build process, you will still need to provide your Apple developer information (nothing we can do about that, more information here on how to get it). The information is then set in project profile:

Tiggzi – The Cloud-based HTML5 and Hybrid Mobile App Builder, Now Free!

Last week we have we have renamed our cloud-based mobile app builder to Tiggzi (from Tiggr). Tiggzi is the most powerful and easy to use cloud-based mobile app builder.

Free Plan!

But, even more interesting news (for you) is that now we have a Free plan. No credit card nothing, just sign up and start building your mobile app.

All the links work and will continue working and we will be updating all the social media links. For now, use the links below to get help.

Docs and Getting Started