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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 search across categories in Backendless Geoservice

The Backendless Geoservice supports a variety of ways to search for geopoints. So far we have reviewed how to search for geopoints in a radius or a rectangular area. There is also a partial match geopoint search. In addition to that, Backendless Console provides yet another way to search for data – the cross-category search….

How to use SQL queries for geopoint searches

Based on my research of the space we are in, Backendless is the only mBaaS platform that lets you use SQL queries when searching for data. The geolocation data managed by Backendless is not an exception. A geopoint may include metadata, which is an arbitrary collection of key/value pairs. Geopoints may be searched for using…

How to search for geopoints in a rectangular area

In another article, we demonstrated sample code that shows how to search for Backendless geopoints in a radius. Now we will review the API for searching for geopoints in a rectangular area. The API is very similar to the one for search in radius, except the app must define the “view port” or the rectangular…

How to search for geopoints in a radius

Some of our other articles have covered what Backendless Geoservice is, how to populate a Backendless backend with sample data and how to run partial match geo searches. In this post, we will review the API for searching for geopoints in a circular shaped area or radius. Searching for geopoints in a radius must be…

How to search for partial match geopoints

Backendless supports multiple ways to perform a geopoint search. You can search in radius, a rectangular area, or with an SQL query. Additionally, there is a way to search based on partial metadata match. This type of search can be combined with all other aforementioned search types. A partial match search will return geopoints whose…

How to import geolocation data

In another article, we covered importing data table schemas, relations and data objects to Backendless with CSV files. The data import feature can also work with geolocation storage. The process is extremely simple – browse to a CSV file with the geolocation data and let Backendless process it. A file you import may include as…

How to add geopoints with related data objects

In another article, we wrote about how to save Backendless data objects with related geopoint(s). The data-to-geo relations are bidirectional. That means that just as a data object can reference a geopoint (or more than one) as a relation, a geopoint may reference a data object or a collection of in its metadata as well….

How to save a data object with a related geolocation

Backendless Geolocation allows you to map a location to a data object. This feature can lead to a lot of interesting opportunities. For example, consider a taxi booking service like Uber. You may have multiple cars/drivers available for hire as well as customers putting in pickup requests. Both drivers and customers may be represented by…

How to save a geopoint with API

In other posts, we have described how to set up a sample Geolocation data set and how to retrieve geopoints using the API. The geopoints in your application would not be the ones from the sample data set, we used it only to make it easier to get started with Backendless Geolocation. Adding geopoints to…