Use BES for both web and mobile?

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  1. King Wilder
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    Oct 2007

    Posted 03 Dec 2015 Link to this post

    Is it possible to use the BES for both the mobile app and the companion website?  Where are the custom services in the BES?

    I don't want to have two service layers, and the web site will provide similar capabilities to the customers as the mobile app, so I'd like to have the BES used as a WebApi of sorts.

    Is this possible, and if so how?

    Thanks,

    King Wilder

  2. Anton Dobrev
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    Posted 04 Dec 2015 Link to this post

    Hello King Wilder,

    The data stored in your Telerik Backend Services project is exposed via a REST API and is able to be accessed via all frameworks or programming languages that can make an HTTP request. Also, you can use client SDKs to abstract the work with the web services API. You can choose the documentation for your preferred development language from here.

    For example, here is the getting started article for working with data using the REST API. The same data is available for .NET and for JS applications.

    Thus said, your website and mobile app may connect and work with the same backend project.

    Let me know if this answers your question.

    Regards,
    Anton Dobrev
    Telerik
     
    Everlive is now Telerik Backend Services, and is part of the Telerik Platform.
     
  3. David Weinberg
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    Jul 2015

    Posted 04 Feb in reply to Anton Dobrev Link to this post

    Hi Anton,

    Thanks for that information. I am interested in creating a web based back office interface to the mobile application data. I see that I can use the REST or JS APIs to create the back office area.

    Would this application be outside of AppBuilder on the platform? Which Telerik products would you suggest and where would the web application be hosted?

    Thanks,

    David

  4. Anton Dobrev
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    Posted 08 Feb Link to this post

    Hi David,

    Indeed, you won't be able to use the IDE (Code) tool of Telerik Platform, but you should be able to use the other Telerik Platform services (like Data, Users, Responsive Images, Email Notifications, Business Logic, Analytics) from within the web application. Unfortunately, there is no hosting solution in Telerik Platform.

    Given that you can use the same backend API, you may create a web application with a technology of your choice (Telerik Kendo UI for example) and deploy it to a web server, for example, in your company's premises.

    It appears that the web application will be used for administration purposes. I'd recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Security and Administration API concepts so that you make a more robust backend logic for both the mobile and administration apps.

    Let me know should you have further questions.

    Regards,
    Anton Dobrev
    Telerik
     
    Everlive is now Telerik Backend Services, and is part of the Telerik Platform.
     
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