Backendless App Blueprints released in Version 6 let you get a jump on your development process by starting with a prebuilt app foundation.
Depending on the kind of app you are building, odds are there’s already an app out there that does many of the same things. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel!
Using an app blueprint – such as an Instagram clone or a pre-constructed Geo Chat app – can significantly speed up your development time.
Rather than spending time and effort replicating functionality that is common to the app you’re building, you can instead dedicate your time to enhancing the elements that make your app stand apart from the crowd.
We included two initial blueprints with the release of Version 6. These two, described in detail below, are designed to highlight some of Backendless’ most popular use cases: real-time chat, geolocation, and pub-sub messaging.
With this blueprint, we replicated some of the Instagram functionality. It can be useful if you are working on an application where you would like to implement social networking features, such as:
The application comes with a minimally required database structure to enable the social features and a set of pages with all the logic for:
This app template includes а complete multi-user chat functionality. The user interface is developed with Backendless UI Builder using custom Cloud Code. The chat interface is integrated with the map component which geo positions the users and displays chat messages in the map’s pin info windows.
When you create an app using this template, you will be getting the following:
We have more new App Blueprints that will be released soon. If there’s a popular app type that you’d like to see an App Blueprint for, let us know!