Our March Appery.io platform update has a number of really nice new features and benefits. Learn more what’s new in this blog post. And also don’t forget to check out YouTube channel for new videos.
New Enterprise Components in API Express: Script and Server Code
New Push Notifications Features and Capabilities
Push Notifications has been upgraded to allow you to send custom Push Notifications messages. For example, you can add custom sound, custom icon and an a custom action when when a Push Notification message is received. Learn more.
Copy and Paste in the Visual App Builder for Faster Development
A long requested feature, it is now possible to copy-paste UI components inside the visual App Builder between pages and even different apps. Learn more.
New Ionic and Bootstrap Library Versions
The new Ionic and Bootstrap version libraries are better, more stable and have numerous bug fixes to make it even simpler and faster to build enterprise mobile apps. Learn more.
Mailgun is email for developers. Mailgun has elegant REST API to send and receive emails from your mobile app. I know that many Appery.io developers send emails from their apps for registration, confirmation, and everything else. To make it simple to use the Mailgun API in an Appery.io, we have introduced a Mailgun plugin in Appery.io.
The plugin has a sample app with one page that shows how to send an email using the API. You can use the sample app as a starting point or add the plugin to any existing app. Let me show you how to configure and use the plugin.
User login/registration is one of the most common features in a mobile app. With Appery.io Database’s built-in user management feature, adding a login and registration capability to an app is very fast and simple. We know that developers love examples and so we created a ready-to-run app available in the App Builder that shows how to do that. In fact, we created two examples: one example uses Bootstrap and another example uses Ionic, both based on AngularJS.
To create an app from an example, click Create new app > From example and choose the example you want from the list of available examples.
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Are you developing with responsive design in mind?
Responsive mobile apps are the new standard, but building them without understanding the proper tools can be daunting. To ensure you are up to the challenge, take a look at the following tools. Especially when used in conjunction with the new Appery.io Visual Builder, these tools can help you create some fantastically responsive mobile apps.
Twitter’s Bootstrap is the reigning king of responsive UI frameworks – you can easily go from desktop to tablet to smartphone, since Bootstrap adapts to the change in platforms and their screen sizes quickly and efficiently.
Appery.io Build allows to packaging apps for iOS, Android and now Windows Phone. Just click Export to see all the options.
Appery.io is a cloud-based platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services. Appery.io provides powerful visual tools to build the app UI, but what’s the technology under the hood when you create the app? It’s pretty simple, the resulting app has:
Apache Cordova — for native APIs and hybrid app creation
Any custom Apache Cordova plugins
As you can see, it’s a pretty standard technology stack when you build an app in Appery.io.