The New Data Browser

The data browser is a great tool for viewing and editing your data. Since its initial release, it has become one of the most popular and essential tools of development on Parse.

Today we’re announcing the new data browser with a revamped design and a number of great features including:

1. Filtering. Find a subset of your data quickly.
2. Sorting. Order any column, ascending and descending.
3. Full-screen mode. Use all of the space in your browser.
4. Page size selector. See up to 100 rows per page.
5. Rich editors for dates and GeoPoints. Edit your data with ease.


To see this new data browser in action, check out our screencast:

Andrew Wang
December 20, 2012

Introducing the Mandrill Cloud Module for Transactional Emails

Today we are proud to announce a partnership with MailChimp to bring the power of the Mandrill email API to Parse-powered applications with the Mandrill Cloud Module. The Mandrill Cloud Module makes it easy for Parse applications to access Mandrill’s transactional email API and enables reliable, transactional email sending from a Parse-powered app.

For developers whose apps require transactional messaging such as password resets, order confirmations, welcome messages, personalized product recommendations, and more, Mandrill’s email API provides a powerful, reliable way to customize, send, and track these messages.

Here’s a look at how the Mandrill Cloud Module works:

var mandrill = require("mandrill");

Parse.Cloud.define("myMandrillFunction", function(request, response) {
    message: {
      text: "Hello World!",
      subject: "Using Cloud Code and Mandrill is great!",
      from_email: "",
      from_name: "Cloud Code",
      to: [
          email: "",
          name: "Your Name"
    async: true
  }, {
    success: function(httpResponse) { response.success("Email sent!"); },
    error: function(httpResponse) { response.error("Uh oh, something went wrong"); }

To learn about this new Cloud Module, take a look at our documentation page.

Mattieu Gamache-Asselin
December 19, 2012

Introducing the Crowdflower Cloud Module for Real Time Photo Moderation

Edited: The Crowdflower RTPM service has been disabled and as such, this cloud module is no longer available as of February 2014.

Today we are proud to announce a partnership with CrowdFlower, the world’s largest crowdsourced workforce, to bring crowdsourced photo moderation to your Parse-powered applications with the CrowdFlower Cloud Module. Cloud Modules are the easiest way to integrate a Parse app with third-party services and libraries like the already released Twilio, Mailgun, and SendGrid Cloud Modules.

The CrowdFlower Cloud Module, the latest addition to the Parse ecosystem, gives Parse application developers access to RTFM or Real Time Foto Moderation. Many applications include photo sharing amongst friends, family, and the world. Moderating these images can take a lot of time and resources. By crowdsourcing this tedious task, developers that create applications that include photo-sharing, like the Parse-powered TOMS app, don’t have to create a complex workflow to manage moderation. Parse developers now have the power of millions of eyes moderating their content with just a few lines of code.

Here’s a look at how the Crowdflower Cloud Module works:

var crowdflower = require("crowdflower");

Parse.Cloud.define("myCrowdFlowerFunction", function(request, response) {
  crowdflower. submitImage({
    image : {
      url: request.params.url
      metadata: {
        objectId: request.params.objectId
  }, {
    success: function(httpResponse) { response.success("Image submitted!"); },
    error: function(httpResponse) { response.error("Uh oh, something went wrong"); }

To learn about this new Cloud Module, take a look at our documentation page.

Mattieu Gamache-Asselin
December 18, 2012

View from Above: Introducing the Cloud Code Console

Cloud Code allows you to upload and run custom app code in the Parse Cloud. We want to keep building tools to improve your developer experience, so we’re excited to add a Cloud Code Console on our website to help you keep track of what’s currently in your Parse Cloud. You can access it from the applications console.

After you run your next parse deploy, you should see your new code reflected in the Cloud Code Console. Remember you can always print log messages from Cloud Code to help you debug, and you will see those entries in this console as well.

Cloud Code Console
Stanley Wang
December 10, 2012 now looks even better on mobile phones

Because many of you like to check our website while traveling, or to check our docs very quickly on-the-go, creating a mobile-friendly version of has always been something we wanted to do. The Parse team has been working hard on it for months, trying to figure out the best way to do it, and designing the best possible surfing experience.

As we knew how cool and useful having mobile-ready Parse documentation would be, we took extra care in making it enjoyable to read. This is just the first step, but we think it’s a big one.

From now on, you can go to our website from your favorite smartphone and find out about our products, our company, or read our documentation. We’re incredibly excited about this announcement and hope you’ll like it as much as we do.

Christophe Tauziet
December 4, 2012

Parse on the Road Recap: AWS re:Invent

AWS re:Invent

AWS re:Invent was Amazon Web Services’ first annual conference held in Las Vegas from November 27th to November 29th and the Parse team was fortunate enough to be a big part of this amazing conference. In addition to our heavily trafficked big blue booth on the tradeshow floor, CEO Ilya Sukhar and Engineer Charity Majors both gave talks to packed rooms. We were also thrilled to be shown in Amazon CTO Werner Vogels’ keynote presentation twice! Take a look at some of the photos from this year’s re:Invent below and we can’t wait to see you there next year.

Ilya’s talk focused on how the Parse team built a mobile app platform using AWS and walked the audience through the basics of Parse as well as a look inside our infrastructure.


Charity discusses how Parse is using MongoDB on AWS.


Hector and I were really excited to have our photo in front of the Parse booth shown in Werner Vogel’s keynote.


Someone snapped a photo of Charity and myself watching Ilya’s talk. This shot also showed up in Werner Vogel’s keynote.


Hector made a new friend with the Loggly beaver.

We really enjoyed meeting both old friends and new at re:Invent and we’re excited to be a big part of next year’s conference.

Ashley Smith
December 3, 2012



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