How to Make Your Search Applications Perform Faster

A number of things affect the performance of your search applications. Aside from infrastructure factors such as server load and bandwidth, database size and application design are two major areas under your control. In this blog series,...

10 Tasks for Managing Your Applications with Regular Checkups

You have built your application and rolled it out to your users. Everyone is happy. Now what? Do you know what you need to do to take care of your web applications for the long-term? The nice thing about a cloud platform like Caspio is...

Is Your Data Layout Working for Your Audience?

There is wisdom in the saying “different strokes for different folks.” Consider your Christmas list. You wouldn’t give your dad a tie if he only wears t-shirts. And a high-tech espresso machine won’t work for your sister if she...

Create a Custom Facebook Application for Your Business

Facebook business profile owners, we have good news for you. Caspio-Powered Facebook Apps are now available. Create any type of business application and easily integrate it into your Facebook business profile. Build apps to generate...

7 Tips for Creating User-Friendly Search Forms

If you are working with online databases and apps, chances are that you have already made or are thinking about creating a search form for users to quickly find the data they are looking for. We have gathered a short list of best practices...

Do You Really Know Who Is Using Your Apps?

Congratulations for rolling out your great new app to all your users … but do you know who your most active users are? Or whether people are having difficulty accessing your app? Do you know if they access it from the home or office?...

5 Tips for Password Protecting Your Applications

When password protecting your application with Caspio authentication, the following best practices can be used as a checklist to ensure important safeguards are considered. 1. Username field should be unique This is now enforced by Caspio...

4 Ways to Promote and Extend the Reach of Your Apps

You’ve created your app with Caspio and deployed it to your website, but have you considered how to get more out of your efforts? Here are some ways that you can extend the reach of your Caspio apps to gain more exposure and usage: 1....

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How to Create a Web Form That Converts

You’ve probably needed to create at least a few web forms as a crucial function of your website or application.  But have you ever wondered how many visitors struggle to complete your forms – or simply give up? Web form conversion...

Convert Microsoft Excel to a Web Database

Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most popular “light database”. Sure, Excel is not a database, but its rows and columns can take almost any type of data without complaining, and data can be easily searched, sorted, and even...

How to Add a Lightbox to Display Images

Images can speak louder than words. As a result, more and more organizations are integrating photos into their websites and web applications. And in most cases, nobody wants to direct their audience to another page to view images at a...

How to Add a Timeout Script to Web Forms

Time limits are surprisingly effective at motivating users to complete a web form. Adding a timeout script increases the sense of urgency and commitment to finish your form within the allowed time. A time limit also encourages candid...

How to Improve Web Application Usability with Localization

Localization isn’t just about different languages. This week’s Tech Tip shows you how to customize your web application localization to ensure a more positive user experience. Caspio’s localization wizard allows you to...

Free Web Design Tools to Style Your Website

Caspio allows you to create amazing web applications entirely in the cloud without coding.  Your web apps can then be integrated directly into existing web pages using embeddable interfaces called DataPages. DataPage interfaces are styled...

Limit the Number of Maximum Submissions

Occasionally you may need to limit the maximum number of submissions in your web apps. Events, inventory management, promotions, and other apps with fixed resources often need to regulate availability. Using Caspio’s online database,...

How to Add Default Text to Form Input Fields

Would you like to include default text on your web forms to instruct users? It’s pretty commonplace to see auto-clearing gray default text (sometimes called ghost text) on form input fields to help users complete information with...

Need a Mobile App in 2 Hours? No Problem.

We have released a new-and-improved Mobile Kit to help you create mobile-optimized web apps. Learn more. Mobile business applications are becoming increasingly vital for companies to stay competitive. So when Mike Morton, CIO and VP of...

How to Add a Custom Redirect on Form Submit

This week’s Tech Tip shows you how to add intelligent routing to your web forms by implementing a custom redirect on form submit, based on the user’s input. A dynamic form destination personalizes the user experience and...

How to Add Calculated Fields, Aggregate Functions and Data Grouping to Your Database Reports

Caspio’s New Advanced Reporting Features Help Simplify Data Visualization Sifting through a monster database to pick out pertinent information is time consuming and sometimes downright impossible.  With Caspio’s latest...