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New Release Featuring Spatial Data and Console Visibility Controls
We are excited to announce a new release for the Backendless platform as we approach the release of Version 6.0. Available now, Release 5.7.0 includes two powerful new features: spatial data and console visibility controls. Read on to learn more. We previewed the new Geolocation feature in our 2019 year-end post; the other is a…

How to Build a Social App Backend With Backendless (Part 1)

There are a lot of social applications around the world, such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. If we take a look under the hood, however, we can see they all share pretty standard features. For instance, we can’t imagine an app without the ability to establish relationships between users, or without “likes” and “comments”…

Using GraphQL With Backendless

GraphQL is a powerful language that allows you to extract data from your backend via a single endpoint that can take complex queries and return data in a structure that is appropriate for the client. In this article, we will create a simple application to manage articles. For API, we will use the GraphQL implementation…

How to Create a Web App Using React and Backendless (Part 5)

ReactJS remains one of the most popular hybrid frontend development languages on the market today. In this article, we are going to continue developing a React application using Backendless as the backend by showing how to add real-time alerts to your app.

How to Use Custom Classes in the Backendless Flutter SDK

We are pleased to introduce the new version of the Backendless Flutter SDK, v0.2.0, that adds support for custom classes. In this article, we are going to demonstrate how to start working with it.

How to Create a Chat App That Supports Images (Part 3)

In the final part of our article series about creating a chat app that supports sending and editing messages in real-time, we enable the inclusion of image attachments with messages.

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.

How to Validate User Properties With Regular Expressions

  When working with data, particularly user-submitted data, you often need to validate it. For example, if we are creating a database in which there is a “site” field and corresponding IP address field, it would be very useful to ensure that the data written to these fields is in the appropriate format.

How to Use Backendless Email Templates

One of our key standard features is the ability to send emails through Backendless Console. We offer prebuilt email templates or you can create your own email template. In this article, we will show you how to do the latter.

How to Build a Game Skill for Amazon Alexa Using Codeless

In a previous article (Developing a Custom Skill for an Alexa Game), we showed you how to build a custom Alexa skill using Backendless and our Amazon Alexa Skill SDK. Now, we are going to show how to make the same game using our Codeless feature – in other words – without any coding!