Where AppGyver excels is in its simplicity. As soon as you open up the Steroids terminal you can create a new project in two lines, and then put your project together right in the terminal. As soon as you start the project you tie it to your phone, which is a dead simple process. Using the AppGyver app you take a quick picture of the QR code on your screen to link up the project to your phone. Changes you make to the code are then updated in real-time, speeding up the development process by making your changes immediately testable.
This QR code method of deploying is also useful for projects where you want to show off your development to customers halfway around the globe. All they need is a QR code and link, and the app is on their phones – without the complexity of other test platforms.
Cross-platform mobile dev tools are all starting to bundle in various forms of MBaaS tooling to draw developer attention and Appgyver is no exception. The 3rd Mile tutorial introduces the cloud platform that Appgyver has. This tutorial introduces data services. You can create little databases or add your own data providers. Pretty simple to configure access to things like a REST/JSON data provider and then pull that data into your mobile app.
The data above is the RSS feed queried from this blog. Pretty simple to setup, just enable the feed in your Jetpack settings and then you can add it thru the data providers console in appgyver’s web console. The tools are fairly basic in comparison to more mature providers like and , but you can do some neat things pretty easily.