The Punniest Parser

Hi there! I’m Courtney, Parse’s Office Manager. I can’t talk to you about Pushes, Pulls, APIs or any of the exciting stuff that you usually read about here on Parse’s blog. But what I CAN do is give you a little more insight into the amazing people I get to work with every day. There’s…

Play Monster Mansion for a Frighteningly Good Time

To get in the spirit of Halloween today, we’d like to highlight the spooky and fun Parse-powered app, Monster Mansion. Monster Mansion was created by the team at Oceanside Interactive who are also responsible for MyDinos and several other great apps. In Monster Mansion, players build a hotel populated with classic monsters like bloody-thirsty vampires,…

Fetching the User’s Current Location

Where am I? What am I surrounded by? How do I get where I want to go? With the advent of modern technology, existential questions like these can be easily answered – and, with the Parse SDK in hand, often in a mere handful of lines of code. PFGeoPoint can now be leveraged to return…

Pota-Toss Blends Zombie Potatoes with Location-Aware Levels for an Exciting New Gaming Experience

Pota-Toss is a stunning new Parse-powered game with location-aware levels, killer zombie potatoes, and social integration for playing your new favorite game against your favorite real-life opponents. Pota-Toss was created by Saborstudio, a Costa Rican based studio that specializes in developing innovative location-aware games for mobile devices. With all the mobile games on the market,…

App Spotlight: IVU Loto App

We’ve previously highlighted some of our customer’s Parse powered apps. Today, I’d like to talk about one of my own apps: IVU Loto App. It’s a results tracker for the sales tax lottery that takes place semiweekly in Puerto Rico, and it is using Parse as its backend. A couple of years ago, the Puerto…

Parse Command Line Tools available for Windows

Today we announced a new SDK for Windows 8, and we are excited to see the great things our developers will build with it. Parse believes in a simple development process where developers can build connected apps without managing servers. Some apps still need server code, so we built Cloud Code to accomplish this complicated…

Introducing the Parse Windows 8 SDK

If you look outside your Windows in Redmond today, you’ll see more than just Seattle’s famous overcast skies–you’ll see the Parse Cloud approaching. Parse is always on the bleeding edge of what’s happening in the software development world, so alongside Microsoft’s Windows 8 announcement today, we are proud to introduce our very own Parse Windows 8…

GitHub Login on Parse.com

Additional passwords are a pain. Many of our users already use GitHub to store their projects, and it’s exciting to be able to use existing tools to solve new problems. As a hat tip to our Octocat-loving potential users, you can now sign up and log in to Parse.com via your GitHub account. We’ve also polished…

All About Push

Parse developers love the push notifications feature of our platform. It’s great for keeping users engaged and preventing your app from becoming irrelevant. We’ve put a lot of effort into releasing innovative push features like advanced targeting, scheduled pushes and seamless cross platform compatibility. To make sure you can get the most out of these…