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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…

Backendless Spotlight on Thiago Almeida

In this edition of Backendless Spotlight, we take a look at a freelance developer that has used Backendless to help support software he has developed. Thiago Almeida uses Backendless to supplement multiple applications, saving him significant development time.

Backendless Spotlight on FindReps

In this edition of Backendless Spotlight, we look at a company with the motto “Retire the Résumé”. FindReps uses an innovative new approach to connect salespeople with manufacturers looking to get their products in front of buyers.

Backendless Spotlight on Neurish

In this edition of Backendless Spotlight, we are going to look at a social platform designed to bring together individuals that suffer from epilepsy. Neurish is a U.S.-based company that has built a series of web apps – powered by a shared Backendless backend – to help those battling the disorder.

New Release Featuring Logout All Users and Page Size For Related Data

We are excited to announce another new release for the Backendless platform as we approach the release of Version 6.0. Available today, Release 5.6.2 includes two powerful new features and a variety of bug fixes. Read on to learn more.

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 Customize Session Timeouts

Once a user of a Backendless-powered app logs in, a session is established. For a variety of reasons, including application security, it is best not to allow users to remain logged in indefinitely. Therefore, every session has an inactivity timeout timer that is reset with every new API call made within the session. When the…

Dynamic User Definition With the Registration API

In another article, we reviewed how to register app users with the API. By default, a Backendless backend declares a user entity with three properties: email, password, and name. The “email” property is configured as identity by default, meaning its value should be passed into the login API request.

How to Register/Update a User With Related Data Object(s)

Connecting users with their related data is a key function of user management. When you register (or update) a user object, you may need to create a relation between the user and some other entity/object stored in your Backendless Database. Since a user object is structurally a collection of properties, it is very 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…