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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?

Companies
114 companies reportedly use Parse in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Iziwork, and 500px.

Developers
288 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Parse.

Parse Integrations

New Relic, Stripe, Twilio, Twilio SendGrid, 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
116
Easy setup
76
Free hosting
61
Well-documented
49
Cheap
46
Use push notifications in 3 lines of code
40
Fast
39
Cloud code
31
Good for prototypes
30
Cloud modules
27
Backed by facebook
7
Parse Push
7
Cross Platform
6
Parse Core
6
Parse Analytics
5
Multiplatform
5
Quick chat and profile capabilities
5
Free Tier
4
Cloud Based
3
Backend as a service
3
Backbone Models
3
Nice security concept
3
Free
3
Geopoints
2
Local Datastore
2
Anonymous Users
2
Easy to use
1
About to Die

Parse's Features

  • 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

What are some alternatives to Parse?
Firebase
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.
Heroku
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.
DreamFactory
DreamFactory is an open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. It provides RESTful web services with pre-built connectors to SQL, NoSQL, file storage systems, and web services. It's secure, reusable, and offers live API documentation.
Parse-Server
A Parse.com API compatible router package for Express. Read the announcement blog post here: http://blog.parse.com/announcements/introducing-parse-server-and-the-database-migration-tool/. Read the migration guide here: https://parse.com/docs/server/guide#migrating
Realm
The Realm Mobile Platform is a next-generation data layer for applications. Realm is reactive, concurrent, and lightweight, allowing you to work with live, native objects.
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Parse's Followers
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