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 […]

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 […]
 
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