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What is Back4App?

Back4app accelerates backend development, improves development productivity, reduces time to market, and let you scale applications without managing infrastructure.
Back4App is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
Back4App is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Back4App's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Back4App?


30 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Back4App.

Back4App Integrations

JavaScript, GraphQL, Swift, Objective-C, and Xamarin are some of the popular tools that integrate with Back4App. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Back4App.
Pros of Back4App
Graphql support
Great documentation
Fastest and most complete backend as a service
Open source backend as a service
Easily clone an app
CLI tool
Support via chat
Partner program
Free database backup
Run cloud code
Push notification made easy
Data export and import
Decisions about Back4App

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Back4App in their tech stack.

Needs advice

Hello everyone.

I want to know how platforms like FaunaDB and Back4App handle the user data and what stacks anyone can choose to create such a platform (Any references are welcome).

Things I would like to know.

1) How to handle such large unstructured data without caring about scalability 2) How multiple users applications and API can be managed from one dashboard (example back4App or faunaDB)

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Back4App's Features

  • DatabaseAPIServeless FunctionsAuthenticationNotifications

Back4App Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Back4App?
Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
With Parse, you can add a scalable and powerful backend in minutes and launch a full-featured app in record time without ever worrying about server management. We offer push notifications, social integration, data storage, and the ability to add rich custom logic to your app’s backend with Cloud Code.
It is a development and runtime platform which simplifies and shortens mobile application development process. The platform removes the need to develop backend functionality by providing reusable server-side services via APIs. The APIs are packaged into native libraries available for all major client-side environments - Andoid, iOS, JavaScript, .NET, ActionScript and REST. The default backend logic can be modified with custom server-side code. The platform is available as an online service and a downloadable Enterprise product which can be deployed in any environment.
Kinvey makes it ridiculously easy for developers to setup, use and operate a cloud backend for their mobile apps. They don't have to worry about connecting to various cloud services, setting up servers for their backend, or maintaining and scaling them.
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Back4App's Followers
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