Internationalization

PFLogInViewController in simplified Chinese The iOS App Store is available in 150 countries. For an app developer, this means that if you put in the hard work to localize your app to different markets, you could be rewarded with increased sales from overseas. At Parse, a lot of our developers are from Europe, China, Japan,…

Anypic: A Photo Sharing App With Tutorial

Yesterday we unveiled the Parse App Gallery showcasing apps built on top of Parse. Today, we’re adding one of our own apps to the list. Anypic is a photo sharing app for iOS and the web built entirely using Parse. Anypic includes functionality such as logging in with Facebook, sending push notifications, storing photos using…

The Parse App Gallery

At Parse, we’re proud of our platform. But, we’re even more proud of the apps that developers have built on top of Parse. Ever since our beta launch, we’ve been surprised, impressed, and astounded by the apps that the Parse community has created. Today, we’re launching the Parse App Gallery, which showcases apps that are…

Simple And Safe In-App Purchase Using Parse

In iOS development, setting up in-app purchases (IAPs) can be a challenge. If the IAP requires downloading associated content, developers have to build a backend that can deliver these content files securely. The backend should only make the content available to the user after the purchase has been validated by the server. If your server…

Targeting Pushes from a Device

You may have noticed the we recently introduced advanced push targeting for iOS push notifications sent through our REST API. We’re continuing to expand our push targeting by enabling the same advanced targeting for pushes which are sent from iOS devices, starting with iOS SDK v1.0.61. You can read the push targeting blog post for…

Badge Management for iOS

Today we’re excited to announce the release of automatic badge management in iOS. The heart of this feature is thePFInstallation class, which lets you persist badge numbers to Parse for use in auto-badged push notifications. Let’s take a walk through a typical example. Say you are building a group messaging app, and want to push…

Remote Images In A Table View Controller

A few years ago when I was writing my first iOS app, I was stunned by how much code I had to write in order to display remote images in a table view. It is a common problem many developers face, yet it is so difficult that Apple had to publish a tutorial to show…

Loading Images Stored on Parse

Parse developers love using our framework to store images. Be it photos taken by app users, or static asset pictures too big to ship with the app, a large number of images are uploaded to Parse daily using the PFFile API. Displaying a remote image in an iOS app, however, is far from a walk…

REST Examples in Python

The only thing better than writing code is having it written for you. That’s why we’ve just launched a new feature in our REST API guide. You have always been able to use the REST API from the language of your choice. Now, in addition to curl commands, we give you the REST examples in…

Pushing to Queries in iOS

We’ve seen developers get a lot of mileage out of our push-to-channel model at Parse. We’ve had channels named after users, sports matchups, and geographical locations in order to target different groups of devices. It’s great that channels have gotten so much use, but it has also become clear that there’s a need for a…