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Introducing Developer Permissions for Team Based Development
As we move toward the launch of version 6.0, we are excited to introduce new features to the Backendless platform that will make your life easier starting today. Today, we are going to introduce you to a highly-requested new feature, Developer Permissions. Application development is a team sport. It takes a team to build more…

How to Display Dates in Data Objects in the GMT0 Timezone

If a data table in your application has a column of the DATETIME type, the values for that column will be rendered by Backendless Console in mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss format. For many applications, and specifically in some industries like telecommunications or finance, it is important to see the date objects in a “neutral” format and often…

How to Compress Any Directory in Your File Storage Using Backendless Console

In another post, we wrote about Backendless File Browser – an online management system for your files and directories. One of the features built into File Browser is the ZIP Directory feature. The feature does exactly what it sounds like it would do – creating a zip file for a directory and its contents.

Five Things You Cannot Do With Firebase (but Can With Backendless)

Backendless and Firebase, both being mobile BaaS platforms, are presenting different capabilities for mobile apps creation. Here is a list of the Backendless features which either are not supported by Firebase or just exceed it in usability. Backendless Pro (the standalone, self-hosted version of the product) can be installed on the developer’s computer, a private…

Happy New Year!

We wish you a happy, peaceful, prosperous, productive and totally Backendless new year! We have grand plans for this year and are very excited about all the cool things we have been working on which we will be releasing very soon. The new version 4 of Backendless is absolutely remarkable and we can’t wait for…

Migration from Parse to Backendless

If you are a Parse customer, this is a rather sad day. Getting the shocking news that the service you trusted and relied on is going to shut down can be rather nerve wrecking. Parse was a great competitor and I am honestly sad to see Parse go. However, as the title of their announcement said “moving on”, we…

How to build mobile apps faster on small budgets

The title says it all. There is a ton of frameworks out there among the infinite number of approaches. Outsourcing, team augmentation, throwing bodies at work, long hours at the office, whatever your strategy is, there is always a better way. How do you build mobile apps? Can you do it faster without breaking your bank? I…

Setting up development environment for Android project

This is the first post in the series documenting a sample Android app we built to demonstrate various Backendless features. (You can read/watch project overview posted earlier) The video below demonstrates the following: Retrieving project from its github repository. Running the app in emulator. Creating a Backendless account. Importing app data to your Backendless backend….

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…

How much does it cost to use Backendless?

How much does it cost? Is it free to use? What can I get for free? What are the limitations? How much will it cost as the application grows? These are all very reasonable questions. When you decide to use a backend-as-a-service system, you should definitely estimate your usage and see what you may end…