Buddy Launches Enterprise-Grade Parse Offering As Parse Shutdown Date Rapidly Approaches
With Facebook's Parse mobile backend as a service shutting down in only 10 weeks, the vast majority of the 1.1 million apps powered by Parse need to migrate now. Buddy Platform's new "Parse on Buddy" product is targeted at developers of mobile apps that were built on Parse, but until now had no easy migration path to a robust alternative platform.
SEATTLE, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Buddy Platform Limited (ASX:BUD) today announced the global launch of "Parse on Buddy", an enterprise-grade, full-featured, multi-region mobile backend as a service to which mobile app developers can migrate their apps from Facebook's Parse service. After the completion of productive private and public beta programs, Parse on Buddy has grown to be the closest solution to the original Parse service, including many features not part of the Parse Server codebase released to the open source community earlier this year (such as cloud code, multiple apps per account support, PPNS, file storage, and more). Parse on Buddy was designed to be as familiar to developers as possible, right down to using the same pricing model. It also features an easy three-step migration process for apps still on the original Parse service that requires only a small change to a mobile app's codebase, and no remapping of APIs or other new code.
"With Facebook turning off Parse on January 28th, developers around the world are quickly running out of time to migrate their apps to an alternate platform," said David McLauchlan, CEO at Buddy Platform. "Buddy Platform has a rich heritage in building mobile backend services, including understanding what developers need to be successful. With Parse on Buddy we have built and released a full featured, scalable and robust mobile backend for the world's largest and most trafficked apps." "The open source Parse Server product released by Facebook was not designed to support high volume, commercial grade apps from brands and organizations seeking the breadth of the original platform, said Habib Heydarian, VP of Product and Engineering at Buddy. "We've worked hard to offer a product that addresses all these issues; one that can provide some of the biggest companies in the world confidence in the continuity of their mobile applications." When Facebook announced plans to shut down Parse on January 28, 2017, Buddy saw an opportunity to provide a simple way to migrate existing Parse apps to a familiar, fully hosted and scalable, mobile backend. Given Buddy's heritage as a backend technology provider for mobile devices, and Buddy's core Internet of Things (IoT) platform, it made sense to build a comprehensive Things and Apps platform that can handle the full IoT solution set. With the launch of Parse on Buddy, the company now offers a backend platform extending from silicon to cloud, from analytics to apps. Few companies have the capability to provide such robust and stable managed backend solutions for the largest organizations and applications in the world. Developers, marketing departments and organizations with mobile applications on Facebook's Parse should take time to create a free account, and see for themselves how easy Buddy has made the migration from Parse. Create an account at https://parse.buddy.com or learn more about Parse on Buddy at www.buddy.com/parse. About Buddy Buddy Platform Limited ( ASX:BUD) provides one of the world's first data aggregation and management platforms for the IoT and connected devices. Buddy advances The Quantified Economy™ by providing the critical infrastructure by which businesses and organizations can, in real-time, access and analyze the data generated by connected devices, and unlock the economic opportunities delivered by this data. Buddy Platform users represent a wide variety of industries, including airlines, agriculture, automotive, consumer electronics, robotics, software development, telecommunications, and transportation. Buddy is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices in Adelaide, Australia. For more information, visit http://www.buddy.com.
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