API Builder and MQTT for IoT – Part 1

MQTT is a machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity protocol and is the de facto communication protocol for IoT. While you could use HTTP(S) on an IoT device, it is pull-based only, while MQTT is push-based (actually subscribe/publish). So, for example, with HTTP, the IoT device would need to constantly ask (pull) if a change […]

API Builder: Twitter Bot Example

A bot is a device or piece of software that can execute commands, reply to messages, or perform routine tasks, such as online searches, either automatically or with minimal human intervention. A Twitter Bot, for example, can automatically post tweets on a topic, retweet similar posts (e.g. based on hashtag searches) and follow other accounts […]

Host Your Alexa Skill Service on AMPLIFY using API Builder, Part 2

In my Part 1 post, I described how easy it is to host an Alexa Skill Service on AMPLIFY using API Builder. I used a Custom API to handle the POST API request from the Alexa Skill Interface, and then created a JSON reply that contained the text that the Amazon Echo spoke back to […]

Host Your Alexa Skill Service on AMPLIFY using API Builder, Part 1

Amazon Alexa Skills are comprised of two components, the Amazon Alexa Skill Interface hosted on Amazon and the Skill Service, which can be hosted on any web server. Amazon typically promotes its Lambda service for hosting your Skill Service, but any web server can be used. The Skill Interface handles the following: Speech recognition to […]

Video: Migrating from Parse to Arrow Cloud

With the Parse shutdown only days away on January 28, 2017, Jason Kneen demonstrates how to migrate an application from Parse to Arrow Cloud in four easy-to-follow steps: Migrate the Parse data to mlab Download and configure an Arrow Cloud ready Parse Server instance from GitHub Connect your mobile app to the new instance Publish […]

ArrowDB Mock Data and Data Import

So you’ve created your Arrow Builder project and created ArrowDB models. Arrow has automatically created all your APIs and even documented them for you. Maybe this is a mock API or maybe it’s your production API. Now, how do you get data into your Arrow Database? This blog post describes a method for populating your […]

Using an Arrow API Mockup to Remove Development Bottlenecks

Your mobile app developers are starting a project and need access to an API. However, you’re not ready to develop the API. Perhaps the backend data source is not deployed yet or your API development team is tied up with other projects. You also would like to avoid too much rework, so whatever you create […]

Appcelerator Arrow Client-Side SDK Example

This post provides a simple step-by-step example of generating and utilizing the Arrow Client-Side SDK for an Arrow application. For this example, I will utilize a simple ArrowDB Arrow project and a simple HelloWorld Titanium app. The Arrow Admin console enables you to test the APIs and also provides sample code to consume the API […]


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