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How to Create a Chat App that Supports Images (Part 2)
In this series of articles, we are going to show you how to make a beautiful chat app that supports sending, editing, and deleting messages with both text and images. We will show you how to build a highly functional frontend (in this example, for iOS) that connects seamlessly with a Backendless backend. You can…

How to search for partial match geopoints

Backendless supports multiple ways to perform a geopoint search. You can search in radius, a rectangular area, or with an SQL query. Additionally, there is a way to search based on partial metadata match. This type of search can be combined with all other aforementioned search types. A partial match search will return geopoints whose…

How to import geolocation data

In another article, we covered importing data table schemas, relations and data objects to Backendless with CSV files. The data import feature can also work with geolocation storage. The process is extremely simple – browse to a CSV file with the geolocation data and let Backendless process it. A file you import may include as…

Un-throttled API calls for all pricing plans

In my post yesterday I wrote about unlimited API calls for all Backendless apps. That means your application can make as many API requests as it needs during a billing period, which is one month even if the app is on the free plan. This also means all of the calls could be spread out…

Unlimited API Calls for your Backendless mBaaS backend

As I am continuing my endeavor to describe all Backendless features, I wanted to step back and look at it differently. Not at the micro-technical level where I typically show an API or something you can do in our console, but something more fundamental. Something that differentiates Backendless in its core. There is one thing…

How to load data objects from the server with sorting

In one of our other Recipe articles, we wrote about how to load data from the Backendless mbaas server using paging. In fact, data paging is only one of the features available in the data loading API. In this post, we are going to show how to fetch data objects with sorting. The sorting option…

How to create new files in file storage using Backendless Console’s inline text editor

In another post, we described how to upload files to Backendless file storage using File Service API. In addition to the file upload API, Backendless Console supports online (built into the Console) text editing. The editor lets you create new files with just a click of a button: Login to Backendless Console, select your app…

How to update a user account using User Service API

The ability to update a user account is a common use-case for user management in applications. Either the user themself or the admin may need to update user properties. Backendless provides the API for updating user accounts, although app admins/developers can do so using Backendless Console as well. The code below demonstrates the API for…

How to lockout a user account upon unsuccessful logins

It has happened to a lot of people, especially with the online banking applications – you try logging in a couple of times and get your password wrong. Then the screen changes saying the account is locked out and you need to try again in XX minutes. This kind of security functionality is easy to…

Required user properties for user registrations

In another article discussing user management, we covered how to use the user registration API to register users for your app. When registering a user, your app sends a collection of user registration properties to the server. Values for these properties typically come from a registration form in your app. Some form fields may be…