Tutorial: Make a Remote Data Table in Minutes

Our post from two days ago about Parse powered iOS tables was so popular, we decided to follow up with a more in-depth tutorial. The screencast above will walk you through the steps of setting up a PFQueryTableViewController to display objects from a Todo class in your Parse application. Here’s what the tutorial covers: Setting…

Query Improvements and Happy New Year

As the new year approaches, the Parse team is still hard at work improving the platform. We’ve just pushed out a series of improvements to PFQuery and ParseQuery. Both classes are now even more resilient to a wide variety of network conditions and failures. In most cases, Parse developers shouldn’t need to worry about the…

Parse Powered iOS Table Views

Pull out your iPhone and open an app. What do you see? Most likely, you’re looking at a UITableView, filled with data that was pulled down from a server. Everything from Twitter to Foursquare to the Quora app is chock full of these UI constructs. At Parse, we’re obsessed with making data-driven apps a cinch…

Geo Queries

Many mobile apps have an awareness of where they are in the world. Often, we want to associate that location with data, like when we geotag a photo. Other times we want to use that location information to find out about the things nearby. To help you with situations like this we’ve added geo features…

Counters on Parse

Whether you’re keeping track of points, gold coins, or sheep, using a counter is a pretty common occurence in mobile development. Although a seemingly simple concept, counters can be tricky to get right especially if you want to update them in multiple places or on multiple devices. Today we’ve added a simple but very powerful…

Including Related Objects in Queries

Every time you hit a mobile network, it slows your users down and introduces another point of failure. So when you’re designing your application, you need to take advantage of every opportunity to omit needless requests. Parse’s philosophy is to help make this easier by providing standard ways to reduce network requests. One example is…