If some you will think that I have been living under a rock 🧗♂️ – that’s fair 🤷🏽♂️. In the past year I got totally hooked on podcasts. I know, I know – the first podcasts started appearing as early as 2003 and exploded in popularity around 2010.
I guess it’s better late than never.
I was always a semi-news junkie, listening mostly to news in the car (and reading news a lot). The news on the radio is usually repeated over and over again so it can get boring rather fast. But the world of podcasts has opened a completely new world to me. The sheer number and the quality of podcasts is simply amazing. With so many amazing and educational podcasts, it’s like having a private radio station where you build and customize the playlist and can listen anywhere and anytime. Podcasts provide superb education, entertainment and are free.
We are launching a 6-part online meetup series where we will cover technologies and solutions that can greatly help before, during and after a natural disaster. In fact, this webinar series is a part of Call for Code initiative headed by IBM, The Linux Foundation, UN Human Rights, and American Red Cross.
The online meetups are only 30 minutes. If you are up to answering the call and would like to participate in the challenge, the online meetups will cover available resources to help you get started fast and build a solution. Join our online meetups regardless as they fun and educational.
Evaluate Person’s Pulse Data with Machine Learning
API Express – integrating with external systems and APIs.
Push Notifications – sending push messages to devices.
Web Hosting – publishing and hosting mobile web apps.
In this post, we will show you how a Server Code script integrates with the Database.
The database collection used in this post looks like this:
This can be data collected from a form inside an app – a form that collects information about the user.
Server Code script has out-of-the-box API to access the database to perform all the basic operations. The following script reads all objects from the above collection.
var dbApiKey = "fe7c124b-f7c5-4764-9274-173b56a97102";
var result = Collection.query(dbApiKey, "Data");
One line 2, the script retrieves all the data.
One line 3, the script response is set. A Server Code script is invoked as a REST API. The code on this line defines the API response.
A script can be quickly tested from the Run tab where you can see the JSON data:
Reading data from a database collection is fast and simple. Next, we are going to save data into the database.
When you are creating a hybrid mobile app you need to test the app on the actual device. Using simulators is usually slow. Installing the app directly on the device each time you make a small change is also very time consuming. To solve this problem, Appery.io provides a special Tester app. When you sign into the app, you will see all the apps that you have created in Appery.io. You tap any app and launch it directly on the device. For example, if your app uses a native device API such as the camera, then you can easily test the app and the native API.
Make any change to your app, simply tap the app again in the Tester and the updated app will be downloaded and launched.
One way to sign into the Tester app where you see all the apps you have created. Another option to share the app with anyone, even if they don’t have an Appery.io account is to create a special share code.
As a developer, you can create a special share code, send it to your customer and they will be able to run and test the app by just entering the code. They don’t need to have an Appery.io account, they only need to download the free Tester app for iOS or Android.
You can create any number of share codes and also set expiration date for the code. For example, you can create one code for your external testers and another code for your internal test team, with different expiration dates.
This video shows who to test the app using the Tester app.
Next week (Wed, Jun 24, 2015 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT) we are going to hold our first Appery.io Office Hours where you will be able to ask any questions about Appery.io platform. Register to reserve your space now!
Mobile apps are on a trajectory the likes of which have yet to be charted. Digi-Capital forecasts that by 2017, the mobile app market will reach $70 Billion of global revenue, with non-game apps to double revenue share from 26% to 51%. This will be made possible by 2017’s expected 200 billion app downloads. Currently, mobile apps account for 82% of the overall time spent on daily media consumption. Needless to say, enterprises are scurrying to develop mobile apps to secure their share of this rapidly growing ecosystem. Due to haste, misguidance, and industry fragmentation, there are a number of pains plaguing the mobile app development process. Solving these problems is critical to developing apps with the potential for scalable success. Continue reading “The 7 Pains of Developing Mobile Apps (and How to Solve Them)”→
This video shows how to build a Farmers Market search app based on a zip code. The app has two pages. The first page allows to search for farmers markets by entering a zip code. The second page shows details for a selected farmers market.
Amit Jotwani (Mashery), and I will be at CodeJunkies meetup (Livingston, NJ) to show you how to build to build mobile apps with Mashery APIs and the Appery.io cloud development platform. Amit will describe the Mashery API management platform. And Max will then build an HTML5/PhoneGap mobile app connected to Mashery-managed APIs, and show the available API plugins. We will then build/deploy the app. This is a live coding session where attendees will be able to test the app as it’s being built.