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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 download files from Backendless File Hosting

We’ve written about how to upload files to the Backendless Hosting system. Once a file is uploaded, it gets a public URL which can either be obtained using Backendless Console or calculated using the following template: https://api.backendless.com/<application id>/<version name>/files/<path>/<file name> Alternatively, when a file is uploaded, the API call returns the URL of the uploaded…

How to obtain the public URL for a file in File Storage

Any file in the Backendless File Storage is also accessible through a public URL. This functionality can be restricted by changing security settings. The public file URL can be built using the following format: https://api.backendless.com/<application id>/<version name>/files/<path>/<file name> where <application id>, <path>, and <filename> should be replaced with the specific values. Another way to obtain the…

How to create directories in Backendless File Storage

Directories in file storage can be created implicitly as a result of uploading files using the File Service API. Alternatively, a directory can be created using Backendless Console. To do that: Login to Backendless Console, select your app and click the Files icon. Navigate to a directory where a new directory should be created (or…

How to control cross-domain access for browser-based apps

Backendless is not just a mobile backend – it also provides hosting and runtime support for browser-based applications. Indeed, we offer a fully-featured SDK for JavaScript apps. Unless you host your Backendless-powered app in our hosting system, you will be running into cross-origin domain requests. This occurs when an application is loaded into a browser…

How to create new files in file storage using Backendless Console’s inline text editor

In another post, we described how to upload files to Backendless file storage using File Service API. In addition to the file upload API, Backendless Console supports online (built into the Console) text editing. The editor lets you create new files with just a click of a button: Login to Backendless Console, select your app…

How to compress any directory in your Backendless 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. At…

How to enable Git support for your Backendless file storage

Backendless file storage includes a very powerful (and quite convenient) integration with git. There are many features which come with that integration and we will be describing them in detail in future posts. Here’s a brief list of what you can do with it: Work with your file storage as with a fully-functional Git repository….

How to map a domain name to your Backendless file storage

Backendless File storage can be used to host web applications. The file storage includes a special directory – “/web” which is used to host web application content. Since the default URLs for files in your file storage are rather long and use the backendless.com domain, it may be desirable to map a custom domain name…

How to upload files to the server with the File Upload API

There are several ways to upload file content to the server: The traditional approach where a physical file from the client environment is uploaded using the API. Creating a remote file with content generated on the client side. In this article, we will review the first option – uploading a file with the API. Once…