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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…

How to Create a Chat App that Supports Images

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. You can download the prepared template from the author’s GitHub repo here and switch to the basicTemplate branch. Go to the root of the downloaded project and run…

How to Develop a Multi-User Game for iOS (Part 3)

This is the final article in a three-part series on building a multi-user iOS game app. In part 2 of this series, we demonstrated the process of player registration, login, and storing in Backendless Database. Now, let’s take a look at counting the score for every player, creating a leaderboard, and how all of the game installations are notified when this…

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 Develop a Multi-User Game for iOS (Part 2)

For this series, we are developing an iOS game called “TapMe”. As TapMe is a multiplayer game, it provides registration for the new users and login for the existing ones. In this article, we are going to demonstrate how to handle user registration and login, as well as how to store a player’s information in…

Declaring Data Classes in Swift 4

Backendless supports two approaches for saving data objects in the database: the class-based approach and the map/dictionary approach. With the class approach, you declare a class, instances of which represent individual objects stored in the database. With the introduction of Swift 4, it is important to add a new attribute to your Swift 4 classes….