angular directives for payments and Stripe
tl;dr: We open sourced our AngularJS directives for payments and working with Stripe: https://github.com/laurihy/angular-payments
During the past few weeks we've been really excited about two things: AngularJS and the Stripe API. The new admin interface that we rolled out last week makes great use of 2-way data bindings and directives. The new paid accounts are powered by Stripe, which was a joy to integrate. Seriously, why can't everyone (us included) do such a good job with documentation?... read more
angular or backbone: what are startups using?
At Backlift.com, we've been hearing a lot of buzz about Angular.js lately, and we've been itching to try it on a larger project. We're primarily a Backbone.js shop-- our entire site and most of our templates are written in Backbone. But we've also played around with Angular, and have written a few Angular tutorials that were quite popular. (Especially our post on Using Angular.js with a Backend API) With an overhaul of the Backlift website on the horizon, we figured it was time to give Angular a more serious look.... read more
collaborating on backlift apps
One common use case for Dropbox folders is collaborating and sharing files with other people. Dropbox doesn't support sharing folders inside Apps-folder, but it doesn't mean that you're on your own when working with Backlift. While we're building a better solution for collaborating on Backlift apps, here's a simple workaround:... read more
using third party APIs without JSONP
using angularjs with a back-end API
In this walkthrough, we'll be storing the data for our lists app using backlift.com's data API for persistence. We have already built a nifty little app for lists in the previous tutorial, and are now about to extend it. First, we'll wire up a backend to save and load lists and then modify the router so that it's possible to create new lists on the fly.
Check out the final version: https://angularfinal-ep2wx.backliftapp.com... read more
airfoil: landing pages with wings
We're proud to announce our newest family of Backlift app templates launched today at airfoil.backlift.com. AirFoil apps provide everything you need to launch and optimise a landing page, collect email addresses, and track conversions.
We figure it's best to show, not tell, so we created this two minute tour of AirFoil. Check it out!... read more
getting started with backlift data
A few devs have been asking about how to get started with the Backlift data API. Our documentation on data persistence can be found here and here. However, I thought a quick tutorial would make for a better introduction.
Probably the easiest way to get started with data is to open the console and kick off a few ajax requests. ... read more
backlift data API change
This is a quick note that we're modifying the data persistence API. Until now we've had two separate API schemes. Most of our API endpoints started with
/backlift/ except for our data persistence API which started with
/backliftapp/. Moving forward we will move the data persistence API from
/backlift/data/. This will unify all our API endpoints under a single
/backlift/ namespace. Regardless, applications will continue to work using the old API for the time being. ...
slides template preview
We've been working on a slide presentation template that makes it easy to create an publish slides via Dropbox. It's nearly time for HTML5 DevConf, and we wanted to get out a preview for all those presenters who are, no doubt, working hard on their decks right now. So here it is!read more
angular.js views and controllers
Check out the final version here: https://angularfinal-ep2wx.backliftapp.com... read more
backbone.js tutorials on gun.io
A few weeks back we posted a few Backbone.js tutorials on Gun.io. Here are the links to the tutorials posted so far:
We're planning to release a third tutorial soon on user authentication and access control, but we don't have a firm date. We'll be sure to post on this blog when it's ready!... read more
dropbox deployment for front-end devs
Deploying a web app on backlift.com is now easier than that horse dance. Just sign in to Backlift using Dropbox, pick a template and click "create". The toughest part is choosing a name.
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enter the blog
This is the backlift blog! It is, in fact, a backlift app. Don't believe me? Check out blog-colevscode.backliftapp.com. Pretty soon we'll be adding the blog to the list of templates that can be installed from the backlift Command Line Interface.
This blog is awfully simple. Entries are created in markdown and rendered by marked. Comments are handled by disqus. The coolest feature is that in the editor mode, a preview of the rendered markdown is updated live as you type, so you get immediate visual feedback.
We'll be using this blog to announce new backlift features, post service status updates or planned maintenance, and highlight backlift apps that rock. Please stay tuned here We'll likely also use twitter to announce new posts, so follow @backliftapp for the latest!... read more