Hi Community 👋,
Let's learn what's new at Draftbit this week.
🔥 New Feature: No-code Image upload to any cloud service
This week introduced two new actions to allow your application to select an image either from a device's media library or using a camera and upload it to a cloud service of your choice.
- Open Camera
- Open Image Picker
Both of these actions can be mapped as interactions on a Button or a Touchable component. You do not have to write custom code to add these features to your app.
In the above example, you will see the example of the "Open Image Picker" action. Results of the picker using image picker or camera action return image data. The data is in Base64 format. It can be further chained with a "Run a Custom Function" action to upload the data to a cloud service.
Other attributes to manipulate image data provided in each of these actions are:
- Media Types: set the value to either select an image or a video. For iOS only.
- Allow Editing: enable this option to edit image or a video after its picker. On iOS, you will find the native features like to trim a video.
- Quality: using the range slider, you set the value for the compression size of the image to be picked between 0 and 1. The value 0 represents compress for small size and 1 represents compress for maximum quality.
- Result Name: it is useful to store the image with a variable name such that the variable name can be used to send the image data in the body configuration of to a cloud service.
🤝 Makerpad - Build and Publish a Native Mobile App from Scratch in Just 1 Hour!
In this special guest appearance at Makerpad's Fundamentals of No-Code office hours, our own Georges builds and publishes a native app from 0 to App Store in just 60min! "No-Code Tools" is a directory app with Airtable (directory) and Xano (user data) back-ends, and has email/password authentication and commenting built-in. Watch now ↗️
📱 How To Get Your First 1,000 Mobile App Users
Lots of great mobile apps thrive and take off, and lots of great mobile apps never get off the ground.
In many cases, based on our interactions with thousands of founders in the Draftbit Community, success seems to come down to how well they enlist the support of those first mobile app users.
In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best strategies for doing that. Read More ↗️
✍️ React Native vs. Flutter: Which One is Better?
When it comes to selecting a cross-platform mobile application framework, many developers are indifferent. That’s because, in the beginning, the goal is often just to pick the most practical, expedient app maker and get the product to market as quickly as possible. Read More ↗️
Catch you next week