App Spotlight: Hero

The skilled engineers at the development shop Apptooth recently launched a new iOS application, Hero. When in distress, this innovative app helps you share your location and your surroundings with your friends and family. Using the geolocation and file upload capabilities of our SDK, Apptooth was able to build this entire app on Parse. Whether…

Free Automated Cross-Browser JavaScript Testing

JavaScript has become the lingua franca of web development. But like any language, there are different dialects depending on just where you’re speaking. One of the most challenging tasks when developing sophisticated JavaScript applications is making sure they work across users’ sundry browsers. For the Parse JavaScript SDK, we’ve put together a framework that automates…

JavaScript SDK Now Supports Facebook Login

Using Facebook to authenticate your users has long been a favorite feature amongst Parse developers. Today, we’re happy to announce that this capability has been added to our JavaScript SDK, so your users can log into your website using their Facebook identities and your Facebook-linked user accounts can be shared between your mobile and web…

App Spotlight: Trivi.al

When it comes to mobile gaming, turn-based apps are the perfect venue for creating fun and interactive multi-player experiences. Developers who are busy creating innovative gameplay and user-centered designs don’t tend to have resources to spend developing the complex server architectures required for these apps. So, it’s no surprise that the talented team at MobileFWD…

New Atomic Operations for Arrays

Atomically changing an object is great when multiple clients might be trying to simultaneously modify the object or when you want to make a small change to a field without first refreshing the object. Our atomic counter increment feature has gotten some great usage so far, and today we are excited to release new atomic…

AWS Resiliency Improvements

Parse is hosted on AWS US-East, so we had an exciting night last Thursday when large swaths of US-East went down or experienced degraded services. Since then we’ve been working hard to improve replication and redundancy of our services across as many regions as possible. Here are some of the things we’ve done to improve…

The New App Dashboard

Parse lets you easily manage the backend for all your apps through a powerful dashboard. This is an important interface where developers spend a lot of time completing tasks like setting up classes, permissions, data, and push notifications. Today we’re introducing a redesign of our dashboard that we hope will simplify your daily workflow. It’s…

Even More Ways to Protect Your Data

Protecting access to your applications’ data is something we know you care about, so we’re constantly working to improve the flexibility you have with Parse to do this. Recently, we added some new class- and application-level switches to help you prevent unauthorized changes to your application’s data. Today, we’re following that up with finer-grained control…

Parse and Box Partner to Innovate in the Enterprise

Today, we’re thrilled to announce our official partnership with Box, the platform that makes it easy for people inside organizations to access and share their content in the cloud. They’ve been leaders in this space for a while, and have transformed how organizations conduct business online. At Parse, we share the same goals, and are…

Recent Query Improvements

The Parse query framework is constantly getting new features and it’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the new functionality that is added. We decided to highlight two exciting features that allow you to reduce the number of queries that were previously needed. First, we added multi-level include support. This means that you can…