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Introducing The Generated Columns Feature
Backendless version 5.7.3 introduces generated columns, a new feature of the Backendless Database. Using this feature, you can declare a new type of column for which the database calculates the values based on a specified expression. These new columns function much like formulas in your favorite spreadsheet application. When you add a generated column, you…

Introducing ‘Endless Tagging’ – an Open Source Sample App for Android

We just published an Android sample application to Google Play. The application demonstrates the usage of various Backendless APIs for some real-world use-case you may be implementing in your app. The application allows anyone to take a picture or use one from the gallery, upload it to the server and associate the picture with a…

iOS Push Notifications with Backendless

In this blog post we review the process of setting up and developing an iOS application capable to receive Apple Push Notifications. We also review the functionality of publishing a push notification through Backendless. Creating App ID First we are going to create an App ID for the application which will receive Push Notifications. Login…

Block-based callbacks in Backendless SDK for iOS

Blocks are a powerful C-language feature that is part of Cocoa application development. They are similar to “closures” and “lambdas” you may find in scripting and programming languages such as Ruby, Python, and Lisp. For a more in-depth review of blocks, see “a short practical guide to blocks”. A Backendless user has recently asked us…

Roles-based Data Access

Differentiating user behavior in an application by roles is a very common practice. Indeed, as long as you have different workflows in the application, it is likely each workflow would be associated with a specific user role. Take for instance a mobile application to reserve a taxi. One of the user types (roles) is a…

The Backendless Highlight Reel: Durga Dash and SwarmLocal

We start a new blog series called “Highlight Reel”. Today Backendless highlight reel comes to you from Irving, Texas. We have a chance to chat with EtherGloo founder Durga Dash about app development and his mobile application “SwarmLocal”. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Durga. So, where are you located? Irving, Texas…

Discussion forum is now open

A quick heads-up for everyone – we just opened up a discussion forum available at: https://support.backendless.com/. The rule of thumb is to use the Community Support site for bug reports, feature and improvement suggestions and the use the forum for all other conversations.