What is Parse?
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.
Parse is a tool in the Mobile Backend category of a tech stack.
Who uses Parse?
110 companies reportedly use Parse in their tech stacks, including Accenture, 500px, and Iziwork.
260 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Parse.
New Relic, Stripe, Twilio SendGrid, Twilio, and Mailgun are some of the popular tools that integrate with Parse. Here's a list of all 18 tools that integrate with Parse.
Pros of Parse
- Store basic data types, locations, photos
- Update over the air
- Data browser lets you manage, search, and update content without writing a single line of code
- Push Console allows you to send notifications directly from the Parse web interface
- Connect your users via traditional logins or third party social networks with just a few lines of code
- Add rich, custom logic to your app’s backend without servers with Cloud Code
- Integrate with virtually any third-party service using Cloud Modules
Parse Alternatives & Comparisons
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