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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! You…

Backendless Data Collection Tutorial for Java/Android

In this article, we’ll consider some practical examples of how to use the Backendless Data Collection library to its fullest extent. You can find code documentation and sources for the library here.

Create Google Registration and Login Example App with Code Generation

Today we are going to walk you through the process of allowing users to register and log into your app using their Google account. The best way to showcase this is to walk though the Registration and Login example app available in the Code Generation section of your Backendless Console.

How to Use AsyncCallback from Backendless Android SDK

From time to time, we see some developers struggle with understanding how the principles of asynchronous work with Backendless. In this post, we’ll try to shed more light on this aspect: describe what async calls are, why you need them and how to properly perform such calls and process the results. This post will be specific…

How to Use Aggregate Functions in Backendless

When analyzing data, you may need to know the average salary of all employees, the quantity of goods in stock, the number of individual items in stock, the maximum or minimum cost, and so on. These tasks are easily handled with aggregate functions. Aggregate functions perform calculations using the values in a column in order…

How to Enable Push Notifications Using Backendless in a React Native App (Android)

React Native helps you build a native mobile application using JavaScript (for more information about React Native, you can check out the documentation on Github here). The Backendless JavaScript SDK (JS-SDK) already has full compatibility with React Native – just install it from NPM, require in your code, and go. But since the release of Backendless…

Integrating Push Notifications into a Dropsource Project

Dropsource is an online platform for developing Android and iOS applications without coding. The platform also lets you download the source code for your app so you can make changes and subsequently publish into the app store (note: downloading the source code is a paid feature). If you’re looking to add support for push notifications…

Personalized Push Notifications for Android and iOS

We are happy to announce the new release of Backendless, version 5.2.0. The new release delivers completely redesigned support for push notifications. With the new release, you can create highly visual, dynamic, and interactive push notifications for Android and iOS devices. The content in the notifications can be personalized for each individual user. You can greet…

How to Save an Object With All the Children in a Single Backendless Call

In this article, we will describe how to use the Backendless API to save multiple related records with one primary (parent) record in a table. All related records (children) will be stored in separate tables as a part of the same routine. Examples of this type of requirement might be personnel records tied to a…

How to Implement Mobile-to-Web Cross Login Using a QR Code

What does  “mobile-to-web cross login with a QR code” mean? It is one of the approaches for two-factor authentication. Suppose that a user is already authenticated in your application (in our example, it would be an android app) and the user wants to use their actual session to perform an automatic authentication in another application…