Blog posts in 'Mobile' category

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Isomorphic JavaScript Mobile Apps
Sep 6, 2016
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Part 4: Ionic & LoopBack Frameworks – Testing with Travis
Nov 10, 2015
In the first three articles in this series, you built a simple mobile app and server using the Ionic Framework and StrongLoop LoopBack. In this article, you’ll learn about one key advantage of building mobile apps with Ionic: access to the JavaScr... More
Part 3: Ionic & LoopBack Frameworks – Building the Ionic App
Oct 6, 2015
In the first two articles in this series, you built a REST API using StrongLoop LoopBack and several AngularJS directives that use your API via the LoopBack AngularJS SDK. With these two components, you’ve done most of the work of building a hybri... More
Part 1: Ionic & LoopBack Frameworks – Building a REST API
Aug 10, 2015
I have a confession: I hate native mobile development. Most of the reason why I started working with NodeJS was my struggles with managing mobile app development for a small startup in 2012. Back then, native mobile development struggled with pain... More
Introducing the Xamarin SDK for LoopBack
Aug 5, 2015
When we started the open source LoopBack project two years ago, we knew that its use would be fueled by the needs of mobile solutions. We were a very small team and only able to develop for iOS, Android, and AngularJS. Although we were keenly inte... More
How To: Build Xamarin Apps with Node.js REST APIs and SQL Server
Aug 5, 2015
Ever wonder what the backend for your Xamarin App should be? As a .Net developer who was asked to build mobile apps, I have gravitated to Xamarin and found it to be excellent platform to build, monitor and test my cross platform mobile app. But, I... More
Node.js API Tip: GeoLocation
Oct 3, 2014
In the rapidly evolving data analytics space that is driving renewed IT and marketing spend, one of the key metrics is end user tracking is… Who are you (Identity)? What are you entitled to (Access)? How are you (Wellness)? Which t... More
Node.js API Tip: Offline Sync and Replication
Aug 26, 2014
Mobile technologies have radically changed our personal lives and are now doing the same in the workplace—perhaps not as rapidly as many of us would like! Not every office looks like this, although at times we might feel this way. Many of us no... More
New in the LoopBack Android SDK 1.3 – User Auth and Storage Service
May 20, 2014
StrongLoop is excited to announce a new version of the LoopBack Android SDK 1.3. The release adds two new features: user authentication and storage service client. What’s LoopBack? It’s an open-source API server for Node.js applications. It enabl... More
Part 2: Enable Push Notifications With a Private mBaaS Hosted on Amazon – Android Client
May 15, 2014
This is the second of a four-part tutorial on setting up a mobile backend as a service on Amazon and setting up iOS and Android client applications to enable push notification. If you want to setup Push Notifications for an iOS app refer to Part 3... More
Part 3: Enable Push Notifications With a Private mBaaS Hosted on Amazon – iOS Client
May 15, 2014
This is the third of a four-part tutorial on setting up a mobile backend as a service on Amazon and setting up iOS and Android client applications to enable push notification. If you want to setup Push Notifications for an iOS app refer to Part Th... More
Part 4: Enable Push Notifications With a Private mBaaS Hosted on Amazon – Putting It All Together
May 15, 2014
This is the last section of a four-part tutorial on setting up a mobile backend as a service on Amazon and setting up iOS and Android client applications to enable push notifications. In this section we’ll explain how to run the backend LoopBack a... More
Defining and Mapping Data Relations with LoopBack Connected Models
Mar 24, 2014
In LoopBack, working with data is usually the core of business logic. We typically start by defining models to represent business data. Then we attach models to configured data sources to receive behaviors provided by various connectors. For examp... More
Why the Enterprise needs an API Tier built in Node.js
Jan 29, 2014
Background Many enterprises started as small companies that adopted business process automation systems to help scale their operations.  Back in the 1980s and ’90s, such systems were typically custom-built, since little “off the shelf” enterprise... More
How to Migrate an mBaaS: Deployd to LoopBack
Jan 15, 2014
Background LoopBack and Deployd are both flavors of the “noBackend” and “mBaaS” trends. Frameworks and tooling specifically designed to simplify backend development, allowing you to focus on building great web and mobile user experiences.... More
A Brief History of Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS)
Jan 15, 2014
Background About two years ago, Jeff Cross and I created an obscure open source project called deployd. A framework for rapidly building REST APIs for HTML5 and mobile apps. We didn’t realize it at the time, but it was our tiny contribution ... More
Getting Started with Android Push Notifications in LoopBack
Jan 14, 2014
In the previous blog post Push notifications with LoopBack, we have described how to setup your LoopBack application for sending push notifications to iOS devices such as iPhone. In this installment, we will look at pushing notifications to And... More
Getting Started with iOS Push Notifications in LoopBack
Jan 14, 2014
We are pleased to announce that you can now send push notifications to mobile devices (iOS and Android) using LoopBack with the release of the loopback-push-notifications module. What’s LoopBack? It’s an open source mobile backend, powered by Node... More
Using StrongLoop to Overcome Challenges with Connecting Mobile Apps to Data
Dec 11, 2013
Developers are well aware of the challenges presented by the diversity of mobile devices; but the diversity of backend systems presents equal challenges. Not only are there many different kinds of back end systems and data stores, but application ... More