Tomorrow and Friday I will be at API Strategy and Practice conference in New York City. I’ll be talking about Tiggzi Platform, APIs and API plug-ins. I will be using ESPN API (Mashery) to show how fast you can build a mobile app in the cloud.
The Tiggzi self-training video course.
Tiggzi isn’t just a mobile app builder. As a mobile app platform, it also provides a growing list of back-end services (like a database service) for seamless integration into the apps. Just us for this hands-on demo and overview of the currently available back-end services and the road map for the future. There will be plenty of time set aside at the end for Q&A.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
We just added some really cool features to Tiggzi Platform. Check them out!
As we continue to make Tiggzi Platform enterprise-level, just just added a Source view where you can see and open the actual files behind your app. Right now the files are opened as read-only but we are working on allowing you to modify them as well.
We got all our custom themes back and you can also create new themes using the jQuery Mobile ThemeRoller tool. Simply create your theme in the tool, download and then upload to Tiggzi. It’s that simple.
Once you create a new theme, select Create New > Theme and upload the theme you created.
You have been asking for this feature and now it’s here. Customize the permissions for your app before building a binary.
You no longer need to email support to find out why the binary build failed. You can now view the error and try to fix it:
We added two new jQuery Mobile components, Grouped Buttons and Collapsible Set:
On the Backend Services side, we added two new data types to the database: Array and Pointer:
AT&T recently launched new In App Messaging API. The API makes it very easy to send SMS message from your mobile app, using your own number. Another great feature is that now you can send a message to any mobile number, regardless of carrier.
To make it as easy as possible to use this API, we added a plug-in to Tiggzi Platform. The plug-in has all the API pre-configured and comes with a sample app. If you don’t have one yet, sign up for ATT Developer account.
We’ll come back to this page a little bit later to set the callback URL.
Let’s go to Tiggzi Platform.
When you test the app in a desktop browser, to authenticate you will need to enter your mobile number to get a 4-digit code. When you test on the mobile device, you won’t need to do this. To test on the mobile device, email the link to the device or simply scan the QR code in Test window.
When you receive the text and click Allow, you will need to enter the number received:
Once you enter the number, you will be redirected to the app:
Final note, this plug-in only works when running the app in the browser. As the API requires oAuth 2 authentication, it won’t in a PhoneGap (hybrid) app. We will update the plug-in to work in a PhoneGap app as well.
We recently published three new API plug-ins in Tiggzi Platform that also include a ready-to-run sample apps. Follow the links to learn how to use and add plug-ins to your app.
TechCrunch coverage of Tiggzi’s new Windows 8 support: http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/14/cross-platform-drag-and-drop-app-maker-tiggzi-launches-windows-8-support/