Hi guys, we are excited to announce feature released in QuickBlox which is Permission API (ACL).
An access control list is a list of permissions attached to an record in Custom Objects module. This list specifies which users are granted access to records, as well as what operations are allowed on given objects (READ,CREATE,UPDATE,DELETE). Each entry in a typical Permissions specifies a subject and an operation. For instance, if a record has a permission that contains ("Garry,Bob,Igor,Taras", EDIT), this would give users “Garry,Bob,Igor,Taras” permission to edit this record.
There are two levels of access which QuickBlox is provided in such Permissions scheme: Class and Record.
Hi guys! Our group has been a bit quiet this year as we’ve been busy building cool stuff.
Last year we had a number of really successful meetups with lively dialog between developers and cloud API providers where we both learned more, had a thoughtful discussion over beer and pizzas and listened to some really great speakers from the worlds of developers and cloud API providers.
Your ideas for next Mobile Backend – Apps & APIs meetup
It is now time to resume so please get in touch if:
you know about some cool APIs you want to tell fellow developers about
you’ve built an awesome app you want to showcase (ideally using a cloud API)
you want to find more about some API / cloud platform / app development technology from people professionally involved in that space
We will process your feedback and announce speakers, time and venue for our next event.
News from QuickBlox
To tell you more about the stuff we’ve been working on at QuickBlox:
1. Free tier: QuickBlox is now FREE for developers with unlimited API calls and 10Gb traffic/storage per month to use in your apps.
2. Video Calling SDK: Check out our video chat SDK for iOS featured by TheNextWeb. Add FaceTime / Skype functionality into your app via simple drag&drop of our library. As usual code sample is available on GitHub. Working on Android and Web libraries right now – e-mail to get on beta users list if you’re Android or web developer.
Opportunity for SDK developers and platform evangelists in London (and US)
Want to get directly involved in making cloud API platform such as QuickBlox? Build innovative enabling technologies such as VideoChat, WebRTC or Augmented Reality SDK libraries? Be the first to tell the world about it?
E-mail taras AT quickblox.com if you want to become a part of QuickBlox team (or know somebody who seems a good candidate for us).
Thanks – that’s pretty much it – keep building great apps and will see you all in our next meetup!
At QuickBlox we often have to deal with different requirements of enterprise customers where QuickBlox has to be integrated with existing infrastructure or change configuration in order to be compliant with internal requirements, tick security boxes and be HA/DR ready.
As result, one hundred and one hybrid configurations are born.
In some cases like the one described here, clients want to have QuickBlox running both on Amazon and on premises with all data obviously replicated and load balancer in place. Provided is a simplified visio diagram of possible hosting configuration of this type (AWS and on-premises hosting) how it works with QuickBlox.
In this configuration we have chosen to use AWS Load Balancer as main load balancer however alternative configurations are possible including using Nginx / HAProxy for load balancing on premises or using schemes without conventional load balancers at all. Chat server is not duplicated as some of you might have noticed as chat is less important for the applications of this particular client. We have chosen to go with Master -> Slave MySQL replication while MongoDB does a great job on replication itself.
Please get in touch with our enterprise team if you want to discuss your custom configuration.
As part of development works we also found that there has been a lack of decent Facebook API library for BB10 so we have created one and shared it on GitHub which has also been shared to BlackBerry developers community (thanks to Brian Zubert and his team). All BlackBerry 10 developers please feel free to use the library. It is not tied with QuickBlox Users API so you may use it in any project even if it doesn’t use QuickBlox.