Facebook will shutdown Parse in 2017


Parse announced on Thursday that it will be gradually shut down completely on January 28th, 2017. Parse acquired by Facebook in 2013, it’s a toolkit and support system for mobile developers.Parse is the one of the leading mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) offerings, now announced that they would be closing their doors.

Parse co-founder and head Kevin Lacker wrote:

We’re proud that we’ve been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps, but we need to focus our resources elsewhere.

Developers will have a year to move their apps off of Parse’s server, and can download a version of Parse’s software to run on Node.js server.
Also it will be problematic now because hundreds of thousands of iOS apps will stop working in a year because of parse, those all now need to move on other host. Developers now have one whole year to move their app off from Parse, or else Facebook is providing different tools to help developers make sure their apps can keep running after the shutdown.

1: Install and Use Parse Server on Your Own
2: Migrate to Another Service Provider like Google Firebase, Amazon Cognito, Microsoft App Service, etc.

Develooper can also use this ‘Parse alternatives‘ repo which has some guidelines for such alternatives.

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