Getting Started

Getting started with

Building an App: Main Steps

If you are new to, we recommend that you first get a general overview of the platform organization to get a more in-depth understanding of how things work in the world and then go through the main steps of building your mobile application with our platform.


Video Tutorial: Dashboard Overview

We highly recommend that you also check this detailed video guide covering the main features of the platform:

To build a new app in, you might need to:

  • Create a new app – read here;
  • Build the UI – read here;
  • Set up database – read here;
  • Set up services – read here;
  • Map the services – read here;
  • Add events and define actions – read here;
  • Test the app – read here;
  • Export the app – read here.


While working with our platform, you may not need some steps listed or, on the contrary, require more features, such as using native devices, publishing, collaboration, or creating plug-ins.
You can find all of this in our documentation.

Which Framework to Use?

In, we differentiate between JQuery Mobile and Ionic 4/5 frameworks. In most cases, it’s possible to get similar results with both frameworks.

So, first of all, before you start with creating your very first project with, please make sure you know which framework you are going to work with:

  • Under the Apps tab, click the Create new app button:
  • A window opens where you can select what framework you would like to start with Ionic 4/5 or jQuery Mobile.
  • A great way to start using is to create your own app by using one of our ready-to-go customizable templates. You can learn more about Templates here:


The team regularly releases new templates. To review the available templates, from under the platform Apps tab, click Create new app and select the Templates tab.

  • In this step, you can also select to create an app recreating it from a backup or using your own templates. Note that in these cases, the selection of the framework will be predetermined.


Note that if you are new to mobile development, going with jQuery Mobile is recommended as the learning curve is smaller.
Ionic 4/5, on the other hand, is a more modern library and applications with it are much faster than those built with jQuery Mobile. It is also quickly evolving and becoming more popular.

There are no limitations if we are talking about frameworks in our platform, both JQM and Ionic 4/5 can be used for building a PWA.
So, it's up to you to consider the pros and cons of both and make your personal decision.

Here is more information on Ionic 4/5 vs. jQuery Mobile.


Ionic 4 > Ionic 5 Project Upgrade

From now on, you are free to not only create separate Ionic 4 and Ionic 5 apps but also migrate your Ionic 4 project(s) to their Ionic 5 version with keeping both apps active.
You can visit this page for more details.


Important Note on Ionic/Bootstrap Apps!

Note that the option of creating new apps with the Ionic and Bootstrap frameworks was removed but we still support the projects that were created with them earlier.

πŸ“˜ Platform Dashboard

To check the general overview of the platform dashboard tabs, click here.

Reference links

To start with, please visit the App Builder's and frameworks' documentation to learn more: Visual Builder


Video Tutorial: App Builder Overview

The first step in building an app is usually creating its pages with the desired UI. This is done in the visual App Builder.
We highly recommend that you check this video guide for detailed instructions on how to get started developing with visual App Builder:

Ionic 4/5


Try our Ionic 5 Custom UI Components App Template

If you are new to and want to build your first app with Ionic 5, we highly recommend that you start with our ready-to-go Ionic 5 Custom UI Components App Template where you can find all Ionic 5 UI components currently presented by
With this template, you will be able to review them in detail and try customizing them according to your needs.

JQuery Mobile

If you are new to, we would also recommend that you check the following resources to learn how to build mobile apps with an API backend:

Step-by-step Tutorials

API Express Quickstart Tutorials

Detailed tutorials to help you integrate with enterprise data sources:


We have a large number of how-to videos on our YouTube Channel featuring the newest and/or most requested platform options.

Sample Apps

Sample Apps are apps with a pre-configured backend that you can quickly add to your account to run and test. Sample apps provide app backend services and app UI.
#Learning JavaScript

If you are new to JavaScript, this is a great JavaScript video course.

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