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BaasBox 0.8.0 Released

We are proud to announce the new release of the BaasBox Server and its SDKs.

BaasBox Server 0.8.0

In this new release we have upgraded the Play Framework to its latest stable version 2.2.3, fixed some bugs and made little general improvements.
We changed the console theme and launched our new support site.
Furthermore, we have improved both the Android and the iOS SDKs.

Enhancements

Server

  • Upgrade to Play Framework 2.2.3
  • Added links (relationships) among documents and files
  • API access control
  • start.bat script for Windows is now available inside the zip package

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01 Apr 2014
by Cesare

How to upload a file using the BaasBox iOS SDK

sdklogoHere is a quick tutorial on how to upload a file using the BaasBox iOS SDK.

Requirements

Make sure you have Java installed on your Mac. If you need help installing it read these instructions: http://www.java.com/en/download/help/mac_install.xml

Server

  1. download BaasBox here
  2. unzip it
  3. open the terminal and run “./start”

Now you should have BaasBox running on your machine on port 9000. You can go on by installing and configuring the iOS SDK.

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28 Mar 2014
by Cesare

BaasBox on Cocoapods

Cocoapods is a great dependency manager tool for iOS and Mac OSX. As of version 0.7.4 the BaasBox iOS SDK is now available as a Cocoapod. If you are already using Cocoapods in your project you just have to add the following line to your Podfile

pod 'BaasBoxSDK', '~> 0.7'

and run

pod update.

If you like to get started with Cocoapods you can follow the official guide.

26 Mar 2014
by Claudio

BaasBox 0.7.4 Released

We are proud to announce the new release of the BaasBox Server and its SDKs.

BaasBox Server 0.7.4

In this new release we have upgraded the Play Framework (sorry no 2.2.x yet), fixed some bugs and made little general improvements.

Furthermore, we have improved both the Android and the iOS SDKs.

Enhancements

Server

  • Upgrade to Play Framework 2.1.5
  • Override App settings stored into the embedded DB via parameters on start script
  • New *experimental* feature: root access to perform some sysadmin tasks and to reset the admin password
  • The server now prints the AppCode on startup
  • New API to suspend receiving push notifications for a user

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19 Mar 2014
by Cesare

BaasBox in Amsterdam

Cesare Appsterdam Lunch Time Lecture
photo courtesy of Appsterdam
 
Last week I was in Amsterdam for mdevcon, really a great event. I presented a workshop on Crash Reporting Systems for iOS and Android.
 
Before the conference I had the opportunity to visit the awesome guys at Appsterdam to talk about back ends during the lunch time lecture that is usually held every Wednesday (thanks again to Egeniq for covering the extra nights at the hotel!).
During my presentation I talked about the many features to take into account when choosing a back end for an app. I arranged the presentation to analyze different solutions according to five questions: Read more

13 Mar 2014
by Andrea

Android SDK Overview

android_logoWe have recently updated the Android SDK, a lot of features have been added and a lot of what was there before is now deprecated.
In this overview I will try and highlight the major changes in the SDK, following a short tutorial that will lead you to the creation of a small note-taking app for Android, backend by BaasBox.

Dear Diary

The app we are talking about is called Dear Diary. It lets you add and read simple notes on your Android device. The notes are stored in a collection on the BaasBox backend.

It’s composed by four simple activities. After the user has logged in with the backend, they are presented with their list of notes. You can add new notes navigating to another activity, and see the note details when you select one of them.

Thus the app is quite simple, but let’s explore the main features of the android SDK.

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21 Feb 2014
by Claudio

From StackMob to BaasBox – data

In the previous post (http://www.baasbox.com/from-stackmob-to-baasbox-porting-users/) you learned how to import app users from Stackmob to BaasBox.

In this post you will learn how you can similarly import data.

As in the previous post, the first thing to do is export data from Stackmob.

Export data from Stackmob

In order to access such feature you need to

  1. enter the dashboard of your Stackmob account
  2. click on Export Data
  3. choose a format (in this case you want to choose JSON because it will be easier to handle the data in the following import phase)
  4. specify an email address
  5. click on the Export Data

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