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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…

Backendless and Corona: Retrieving user data

Back for round #2, eh? (if you missed the first post which was about registering users, read it here) Well, let’s dive in. This one should be pretty quick. The following code is pretty well commented, ping me if you have any questions. json = require (“json”) — Create a table to hold our headers…

Backendless Showcases Technology at Apps Japan 2014

With the help of our partner in Japan we participated in a leading application development conference.

Backendless and Corona: Using API for Adding Users

This post will go over the basics of integrating Backendless services into the Corona framework… First, create your Backendless account and obtain the “application-id” and “secret key”. Keep those handy, you’ll be using them throughout these tutorials. At present, there is not a proper, Corona-specific API plugin so we’ll be using the REST API for…

Custom server code in scheduled tasks – Backendless Timers

Scheduled tasks or background jobs is a common requirement for a lot of applications. Backendless supports this concept through a feature we call Timers. A timer is a form of custom server-side code which runs on a pre-defined schedule. This video demonstrates the process of developing a timer, testing it in the debug mode and…

Developing Custom Server Code with Backendless mBaaS

As an mBaaS platform we frequently say “no server-side coding is required”. This is true for a lot of apps, however, at times it is necessary to shift some application logic to the server-side. The logic may need to alter or extend the default implementation of the core services. Adding custom business logic is not…

Developing Location-Aware Apps with mBaaS

Geolocation is one of the core services of Backendless. Using the Geolocation API you can easily add a sense of location to your application. Backendless provides a powerful mechanism for metadata-based searches in a geographic area (rectangle or radius). The latest release of Backendless includes an entirely rewritten Geolocation management interface in the Backendless Console….

New release: Updated Pricing, mBaaS Code Generation, Server Code and GeoLocation improvements

We just pushed a new release to our production servers. The release includes multiple new features and a ton of improvements. Below is a summary of what went into the release. There will be a blog post with a video providing an in-depth review of each new feature: Pricing update– our free plannow includes more…