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Nurse Call systems for Hospitals and Rest Homes.

Posted by Alex Bowen

Tue, Dec 27, 2016

John Gilfillan, Software Engineer from Miracle Electronicscreated Nurse Call or Care Call systems for Hospitals and Rest Homes. They wanted a REST API that could interact with their software, as well as to give users the ability to make changes to the system remotely. They run a software application called "Angel" on a P.C. which monitors call points located at the bedside of each Hospital patient or in the home of a Rest Home occupant.  

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Ice Report App: The power of Crowdsourcing

Posted by Alex Bowen

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Andrew Jenkins, engineer at Split Rock Software and DreamFactory Community member developed an app called Ice Report. He was looking for a prebuilt system to make information in a database easy to access and handle users in secure way and found DreamFactory. DreamFactory allowed him to build a basic user system with a minimal interface, as well as allow users to submit data for others to view in a quick and easy way.

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APIStrat After Hours Boston Meetup with Friends.

Posted by Alex Bowen

Mon, Nov 14, 2016

We had over 70 attendees at our Meetup in Boston! We piggybacked off of the wonderful APIStrat conference as their official meetup and partnered with APICraft Boston to put on an after hours event. For speakers, we had our Community and Developer Relations manager Alex Bowen talk about Reusable APIs, Mike Stowe from MuleSoft talked about Microservices, and the API Evangelist himself Kin Lane, had a fireside chat.

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Digital Transformation for MIKID, a non profit.

Posted by Alex Bowen

Fri, Nov 11, 2016

DreamFactory superuser, Crystal Taggart recently completed a Digital Transformation for MIKID - Mentally Ill Kids In Distress. A non profit that improves the behavioral health and wellness of children and youth through a family- centered approach. The idea was to bring this financial and resource constrained non profit into the modern tech age. With an old and broken website, and inefficient processes, Crystal from Build My App and three other companies came together to give them a digital transformation.

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LocalLawyer app built with Ionic and DreamFactory

Posted by Alex Bowen

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Independent developer Aric Caley got tired of peeling API potatoes and was ready to be an app chef. After spending a lot of time prepping his own dev kitchen, he tried a few other platforms before finding DreamFactory. Once he did, his cooking got much better.

“At first, I wasn’t really sure what to think of it, it seemed like magic,” says Aric.

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BuzyBeez app offers logistical support platform built with DreamFactory

Posted by Alex Bowen

Mon, Oct 24, 2016

The Chief Architect at Global International needed to build a highly distributed, resilient, and real time logistical support solution. Imran Khan was looking to replace existing old software with something much more advanced and adaptable for his app, BuzyBeez. This is where DreamFactory came in.


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Inside Verizon’s Hackathon in Texas, with DreamFactory and MapQuest.

Posted by Alex Bowen

Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Recently, 76 developers gathered at Verizon's campus, featuring a swanky waterfall, in Dallas to build, hack and make creative apps for mobile, web and IoT. We partnered up with Verizon and Mapquest to encourage the use of a diverse portfolio of assets.

Generating DreamFactory client SDKs based on Swagger API definitions

Posted by Alex Bowen

Tue, Aug 23, 2016

We are pleased to introduce another DreamFactory community member, Phil Schuler. You may have read one of his blog posts about DreamFactory. In this tutorial, he will be demonstrating how to generate SDK’s based on API service Swagger definitions in DreamFactory.

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How to set up DreamFactory’s easy to use email services as a CRM platform

Posted by Alex Bowen

Fri, Aug 12, 2016

We recently profiled DreamFactory superuser Crystal Taggart and her upcoming book, Build My App! Crystal not only recommends DreamFactory to clients, she uses it to manage her own email distribution.

Using Appery.io to quickly build apps with DreamFactory

Posted by Alex Bowen

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

In recent posts about DreamFactory power user Crystal Taggart, we highlighted the ways she uses our open source platform to quickly build effective app architecture and add features on the fly. By using the power of Appery.io and Dreamfactory together she gets a useful visual interface for building apps in days instead of months.

Community Spotlight: Crystal Taggart pens new book Build My App!

Posted by Alex Bowen

Wed, Aug 10, 2016

We were really excited to interview DreamFactory superuser and renaissance woman, Crystal Taggart. Crystal is the author of the upcoming book called Build My App!, which teaches people how to build an app using low cost and open source platforms. We are honored to be featured as one of the main solutions.

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Meet our 100,000th admin, Blaine from Vodori

Posted by Alex Bowen

Wed, Jul 20, 2016

We’ve seen some incredible growth of the DreamFactory community over the past few years. That’s why we’re especially thrilled to announce our 100,000th admin sign up, Blaine Willhoft, and share his DreamFactory story!

DreamFactory Events and Community User Stories

Supporting open source and making friends at OSCON

Posted by Alex Bowen

Tue, May 24, 2016

Last week some of the DreamFactory team traveled to Austin Texas to attend OSCON, one of the biggest events for the open source community. We wouldn't be where we are without the open source community, so we were excited to not only be sponsoring the event, but also by connecting with folks and giving talks. Jessica Rose, our Head of Developer Relations, gave a few talks throughout the week around fandoms and imposter syndrome, as well as led a workshop on internal communications for better leadership. Alexandra Bowen, Community and Developer Relations, helped lead a discussion around engaging lurkers in an online community at the Community Leadership Summit a few days before OSCON. The rest of the team, Tracy, Matt and Joshua helped us out by manning our booth, meeting tons of awesome people and passing out SWAG. OSCON has some traditions that we love, such as the sticker table and chalkboard message wall! It's great to see the open source culture grow.

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Reducing complexity with serverless API architecture

Posted by Alex Bowen

Fri, May 6, 2016

DreamFactory was recently featured in a Medium post from APIdays, penned by Mark Boyd and Mehdi Medjaoui. First in a series, it does a great job of detailing the challenges enterprise companies face when building APIs.

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Introducing Alex Bowen, DreamFactory’s New Community and Developer Relations Team Member

Posted by Alex Bowen

Tue, May 3, 2016


Hey DreamFactory folks, I’m Alex.

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