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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…

Designing the restaurant app: UI mockups

A few posts ago I published a proposed schema for the database design for a sample app which can process mobile to–go orders. As the first step in building the application, I put together a rather simplistic user interface mockup for the future app. You can see the mockup below: The UI is not a…

Building a restaurant app using Backendless

As we are progressing with the feature a day blog series, I thought it would be a good idea to come up with a fictional app which I could use in the feature posts. The idea for the app I will use as an example is a restaurant ordering system. Using the app a customer…

Backendless API Cookbook

How feature-rich is Backendless? Well, it has a ton of features (which means if the features were measured as kilos in the metric system, we would have 1000 of them). Can you name all of them? Can we? Well, that’s what I am challenging myself and the rest of the company to find out. Starting…

Happy New Year!! Now let’s get going!

Happy New Year, everyone! We have been very quiet on our blog and do apologize for keeping you wondering if we are alive. Well, we are certainly alive and kicking! This year Backendless will turn 3 years old and in the startup world, we’re not a baby anymore. Not even a toddler, a preschooler or…