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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…

Backendless Spotlight on Help A Paw

In this week’s Backendless Spotlight, we are excited to introduce you to one of the many nonprofit organizations that use the Backendless platform to support their mobile presence. Help A Paw is a startup out of Bulgaria that is seeking to solve a local problem with an eye for reaching communities facing the same issue…

Join our Free Webinar: New Backendless 2.0 Release – Overview and Highlights

We resume our webinar series with the plan to conduct two webinars a month. The first one is dedicated to the Backendless 2.0 release where you get an overview of the Platform and the new features of the release. Our webinars are interactive and you can ask us any questions. Join the upcoming free webinar¬†“New¬†Backendless…

Backendless 2.0 is released with Geofencing, Logging API, Node.JS support and API Management

It feels really amazing to begin writing this blog post. We got caught in an unusually long release cycle, spent months iterating over the new features, improvements and bug fixes, but in the end it was well worth it. We did it! Backendless 2.0 is here and the product is as cool and powerful as…

How to search data objects by distance from a location

In another article, we described how a data object may have a related geopoint (or a collection of geopoints). One of the benefits of data-to-geo relationships is search by distance. That means Backendless can search for data objects using the location of the related geopoints. Consider an example from a taxi-reservation system. There may be…

How to load data objects with related geopoints using API

In other articles, we have covered: how to declare a geo-to-data relationship in a data table schema how to create relationships between an object in that schema and geopoints Of course, both of the operations above can also be accomplished with the API. However, in this post, we are going to show how to retrieve…

How to create relationships between data objects and geopoints

In another post, we described how to declare a relationship in a data table schema with a geopoint. Now that you know how to create a table column which contains one or more geopoints, we are going to show how to populate it with data. If you follow the aforementioned post and add a table…

How to declare a relationship between a data table and geopoint(s)

Data objects in Backendless can be connected to related properties not only in other tables, but also with Geopoints. These relationships may be declared programmatically or using Backendless Console. In this post, we will review the process of declaring a Data-to-Geo relationship in a data table schema. Once a relationship is declared, you can do…

How to search across categories in Backendless Geoservice

The Backendless Geoservice supports a variety of ways to search for geopoints. So far we have reviewed how to search for geopoints in a radius or a rectangular area. There is also a partial match geopoint search. In addition to that, Backendless Console provides yet another way to search for data – the cross-category search….

How to use SQL queries for geopoint searches

Based on my research of the space we are in, Backendless is the only mBaaS platform that lets you use SQL queries when searching for data. The geolocation data managed by Backendless is not an exception. A geopoint may include metadata, which is an arbitrary collection of key/value pairs. Geopoints may be searched for using…