Back to the Mac: Parse Adds OS X Support

Acorns and oak trees. The Apple ][ and the iMac. Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader. In a long-standing tradition of little things growing up to bigger and more awesome versions of themselves, the Parse iOS SDK developers know and love has grown to now support both iOS and OS X.

Working with data and files stored in the cloud has never been easier for OS X desktop applications. We put together a quick Sample To-Do App to give an idea of how OS X apps can take advantage of everything Parse can offer. If you’re familiar with our iOS SDK, you’ll be right at home with the OS X SDK. To save an object, all you have to do is:

PFObject *jedi = [PFObject objectWithClassName:@"Jedi"];
[jedi setObject:@"Anakin" forKey:@"name"];
[jedi save];

Existing apps on iOS will work seamlessly with this new SDK release — and OS X projects will now be able to access Parse via the API that iOS developers have learned to love. Our SDK supports apps targeted at 10.6 and above. Our To-Do lists are never empty, though, so keep an eye out for even more additions for OS X developers.

Hop on over to the OS X Quickstart and iOS / OS X Guide to get started now!

Christine Yen
November 19, 2012
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