Mendix on May 16, 2014
Editor’s Note: The following post was co-written by Ismail Habib Muhammad and David Hartveld, developers on the Mendix R&D team.
The introduction of the Mendix AppCloud was one of the big themes at Mendix World 2014. The AppCloud provides one cloud for all your apps and all your users, where each user has access to the apps available to your company, both internally and through our community App Store. Furthermore, all these apps are available through the end user’s Launchpad – the central starting point to use, share and build apps. With a single click, the user arrives at the app that he/she needs, is logged in automatically with Mendix single sign-on (SSO). Access control management for each of these apps and all of your users is at your fingertips. Lastly, navigation is made more transparent, consistent and easy by the introduction of the Mendix toolbar.
So how do you benefit from these services in your apps as a rapid app developer? We recently released the “AppCloudServices” module in the App Store, which provides access to the SSO service (and other AppCloud services). With a few simple steps, you can incorporate the AppCloud Services into your existing apps, enabling single sign-on for your users. It is now even possible to deliver a new cloud app with these services in just a few minutes! Continue reading this post to see how.
To create your first AppCloud-powered Mendix app and deploy it to the cloud, follow these very simple steps:
You have just created an AppCloud-powered app and deployed it to the Mendix Cloud in just a few moments. It is now time to invite other people to your app, so they can use it, and for example, provide feedback on your implementation progress.
The user can now log in to your app by clicking on the icon on his/her Launchpad. They get the opportunity to immediately try out the app – and quickly give you feedback on the processes you implemented!
Here, you can manage the roles of the users registered with your app. You can change app user roles for users, or remove users from the app entirely.
This concludes this tutorial that demonstrates how to create your first AppCloud-powered app. As you have seen, it is very easy to kick start app development in the cloud in collaboration with your end users.
If you have any questions about this tutorial in specific, or the AppCloud Default Project and AppCloud services in general, do not hesitate to ask questions on the Mendix forum or contact customer support!
Enjoy the AppCloud!
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