Red Hat purchased FeedHenry and its mobile app development platform in September; now it’s updating it with tools to better support collaborative development.
Sure, they’ve been talking mobile for a while, but now that Amazon has followed Microsoft in unveiling its mobile development toolset, the other enterprise IT guys need to make some noise.
Mark Zuckerberg and his team announced plenty of developer tools at F8, including Anonymous Log In, lower prices with Parse and a mobile ad network.
Enterprise mobile developers want to keep using their favorite tools and frameworks so Kinvey has a deal for them.
In a not-very-surprising move, PayPal is shutting down the mobile development platform it bought in December and will focus those resources on — what else? — electronic payments.
Today’s developers now have several choices to assist with cross-platform design, ranging from options of application type, supported languages, toolkits, and delegation of logic to scalable, remote backends. Each of these comes with a set of trade-offs, and the speed with which they evolve requires examination of where each will be headed in the future.
MBaaS player Kinvey says new integration will make it a snap for mobile developers to develop on Kinvey and deploy on Google App Engine, or vice versa.
Facebook executives on Thursday talked about how its acquisition of Parse’s Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) can help developers, Facebook users and, of course, Facebook.
Developers say Firebase makes it really easy for them to quickly write and debug web applications without having to mess with server infrastructure. But they want better security for those apps. On Tuesday, Firebase will roll out a new security API.
You don’t need to be some kind of infrastructure-loving genius to bild a mobile app — and really, you shouldn’t have to be. That was the message from Kevin Lacker, the CTO and co-founder of Parse, who gave some tips on how to build engaging apps.
Microsoft is joining several startups in trying to entice developers to use its cloud as a specialized backend for their mobile applications. Microsoft’s Windows Azure Mobile Services joins offerings from Parse, Kinvey and Apigee in trying to establish a new infrastructure for the growing mobile ecosystem.
Parse is taking its “Heroku for app developers” backend-as-a-service out of beta and making it available as a freemium model. With its SDK, developers can quickly get up and running, allowing it to manage databases, user authentication, push notifications, and even file storage.
Parse, which makes a software platform that adds a cloud component to any mobile app, has raised $5.5 million. The funding round serves as a Series A for the company and brings its total investment to $7 million. Parse calls itself “the Heroku for mobile apps.”