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Admin App updates: Custom Layout and All datatypes

Admin App updates: Custom Layout and All datatypes

In the last few weeks, we launched an excellent, robust feature called Admin App for our users and also upgraded its capabilities to a great extent so as to amplify the productivity, competence, and readability of developers and even non-technical users at all levels. The best part? To enhance your experience with Back4App, we persistently worked to release some of our most requested functionalities, which make the admin tool even constructive and better than ever. This post is arranged to announce the succinct summaries of what has changed.

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A complete package consisting of all data types

 

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Unlike the Back4App’s Parse dashboard, unfortunately, the admin app tool didn’t support all types of datatypes previously. With this recent update, however, you will be able to use a comprehensive selection of data types in the admin app, including geopoints, polygon, array, pointer, and relation. It will allow you to efficiently view, represent, and store a combination of information such as numbers, pointers, files(images), geolocalization and strings in the admin app, according to the needs of your application.

 

The ability to customize the Admin App’s layout

 

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Our other release introduces the concept of customization of your admin app’s visual identity. The focus of this paradigm is to emphasize quality and personalization to your admin app experience. You can now change the logo displayed in your admin app by simply adding a new custom object to the B4ASetting table and then assigning a new property called logo (key) as well as the URL address of the image.

For instance, If you want to change the color of your admin app, define the new object with the property (key) called brandColor and the value of the color you want, like ‘black’ (value).

We will continue to work hard to prepare more enhancements, so please continue sending your valuable feedback and stay tuned. And if you have any suggestions, do not hesitate to share them with us on [email protected] or via website chat.


The Back4App Admin App

The Back4App Admin App

For most contemporary, Mobile Apps and web-applications, the administration interface has become a critical part of the product/application management. This web-based interface is typically restricted to trusted admins and isn’t accessible by guests and customers of any sort. That enables administrations to perform CRUD operations (creation, reading, updating, and deletion of the model content) and yield fairly productive results and performance for their websites.


The Clone App Power

The Clone App Power

When you key in ‘How to Clone Apps’ on the internet, a bucket of resources, blog posts, whitepapers, articles, and video tutorials can be discovered on SERPs.

As a developer, at some time, you might have worked in a team that utilizes a shared database for development, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) or deployment. If so, you must also be familiar with many overlaps between projects, contentions for resources, erratic environment stages, and high-level of dependency on other team members to get the end product deployed.


The API reference tool

The API reference tool

Back4App has long provided the tools necessary to build software applications. This past week, we released an API Documentation tool to further augment the development experience. The platform automatically generates docs for any objects saved in your database. This includes code snippets for each of the supported programming languages, as well as example requests and responses:

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What’s new in Back4App?

What’s new in Back4App?

Our mission at Back4App is to help developers create better code and apps faster, which is why we have been evolving our BaaS platform, introducing intuitive features, and improving our existing capabilities.

Now, we are pleased to announce that Back4App has rolled out a raft of robust and advanced features for the app developers. The new changes and improvements include the latest version of Parse: the Parse Server 3.1.1, a new code assistant to perform CRUD operations in the Back4App cloud database, improved push notification mechanism, query caching option, and the new Analytics toolset.


Using Cloud Code functions as an AWS Lambda alternative

Using Cloud Code functions as an AWS Lambda alternative

With no shortage of application frameworks and cloud services, deciding how to launch your app involves many factors. Speed, price, and community support all play an essential role. Two increasingly important points you should consider are ease of development and deployment. In this article, I look at two solutions- Back4App Cloud Code functions, and AWS’s Lambda cloud service- and how they fare for these cases.


Track any event in your app with Parse Analytics

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We are pleased to announce that Back4App has recently launched a new advanced, innovative feature for its customers, and that is the ‘Parse Analytics Tool.’ The end goal of rolling out this ready-to-use feature is to gather and analyze accurate, relevant event data to better understand your users as well as track data-driven reports to monitor the health and performance of your app in real-time. This tool helps you to improve your app to achieves better performance and successfully meets your business’s pre-defined goals like conversion and engagement rate.


Announcing new features on security and web-hosting

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We are pleased to announce that we have introduced a raft of advanced and robust features for our Back4App users. The motive behind implementing these features is to get our customers more productive and secure. These facets are simple yet pretty effectual, and you can customize them without any difficulty. So let’s check them out!


GDPR best practices in 7 steps

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, is completing its first month as an enforced law. A lot has been done to make IT companies compliant with GDPR, however, it is just the beginning. Although it applies only to European citizens GDPR rules imposed a new reality in the world and all the efforts made to achieve compliance to this regulation can be lost if organizational practices and infrastructure are not maintained.


GDPR FAQ for App developers

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 On May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that has been in the pipeline for a couple of years now goes into effect across European Union EU and European Economic Areas EEA. This has replaced the old privacy laws of 1995. It is a much tougher regime now, not least because companies must adhere to a new framework that creates consistent and reliable data protection rules across the EU and EEA. All businesses that process the personal data of individuals in the EU and EEA must comply with the GDPR or risk strict penalties and fines. The regulators will be able to impose hefty fines on organizations that misuse customers/citizens personal information.