Two-Way SMS Messages with API Builder & Twilio

In a prior blog post, we introduced the API Builder Twilio Connector and how to use it to send SMS text messages from API Builder. However, what if you want the user to be able to opt-out of receiving text messages or ask a question of the user via SMS and have the user respond […]

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 Development with Cloud9 – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, we discussed the basic concept and benefits of developing API Builder projects using Cloud9, namely: Develop in the cloud from any computer with a browserCollaborate with other developers Built-in IDE, terminal, file manager, … Your API Builder APIs are easily accessible by web sites or mobile apps even during development […]

ArrowDB Connector Dev & Production Environments

When you create an API Builder project you will find that the ArrowDB Connector is installed in your project. If you don’t find it already installed, you can always install it from the command line using the following command: appc install connector/appc.arrowdb Behind the scenes, when you created the API Builder project, an ArrowDB noSQL […]

API Builder Spreadsheet Import

Currently API Builder does not provide a means of importing data into a model from a spreadsheet. For example, if you have an ArrowDB model and want to populate it with data from a spreadsheet, you need to manually populate the data via POST API calls. In this blog post, we’ll discuss one method of […]

Using JavaScript Promises in Titanium

This guest post was authored by Adam Paxton and originally published on adampaxton.com. Adam is a freelance mobile app developer for Polanco Media, and an Appcelerator Titan. You can follow him on Twitter at @adampax. In this tutorial, we are going to take the xhr.js library we built in Creating an Alloy Library for Appcelerator […]

Using Faker for Mock Data

In a prior post, we discussed how to use mock data for your API. This post describes how to use faker in an API Builder Custom API to provide mock data for your application developers, so they can proceed with their work while you build out your backend and API infrastructure. In this post, I […]

Arrow Builder Debugging Tip – ngrok Secure Tunnel to localhost

During the development of Arrow Builder APIs, you are often running and debugging your Arrow Builder project locally on your machine prior to publishing. This development flow makes it convenient for debugging, as you have immediate and instantaneous access to console logging. However, accessing your APIs from a local mobile device or a remote mobile […]
 
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