Announcements

A Parse Shutdown Reminder

As we previously shared, the Parse service is shutting down at the end of this month. Specifically, we will disable the Parse service on Monday, January 30, 2017. Throughout the day we will be disabling the Parse API on an app-by-app basis. When your app is disabled, you will not be able to access the...

2016 Holiday App Store Freeze

The holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas is coming up in just three and a half weeks. This leaves app developers little time to enjoy a stress-free app update. As announced previously, Parse will shut down at the end of January. If you have not yet released an updated version...

iOS and Android Updates

iOS and Android Updates New versions of iOS and Android OS are now widely available. Here are some suggestions to think about as you update your application. iOS 10 iOS 10 was released on September 13th. Two additional updates were released since then (10.0.1 and 10.0.2). By now one can assume that most users who...

Our Docs Are Now Hosted on GitHub

With the upcoming Parse.com shutdown just 150 days away, we’d like to take some time to talk about the things we have been doing to get ready on our side. Earlier this year we released Parse Server, the open source implementation of the Parse backend, and Parse Dashboard, an open source dashboard to manage all...

Push and Config come to the Parse Dashboard

The ability to send push notifications from the Parse Dashboard has been requested by many of you. Powerful targeting, content building and rich options for sending pushes to your users is one of the pillars of Parse, and the ease of use of Parse Push is one of the things that makes Parse great. Now,...

Parse Server Goes Realtime with Live Queries

One of the key concepts behind Parse is the Query, which lets you tell the server which objects you need. The Query is based on a "pull" model. Every time you want to get new data, you run another query. For some applications, like realtime games or messaging systems, it's more convenient if you can...

Introducing the Parse Server Dashboard

With the winding down of the Parse hosted service and the transition to the Open Source Parse Server, many of you have been asking how you will manage your app when it’s running on your own system. Today we are answering that question with Parse Dashboard. You can start using it today to manage the...

What is Parse Server?

In this post, I will attempt to convince you that Parse Server is worthy of your time and interest, even if you've never heard of Parse before. I will also make the case that Parse Server is and can be objectively better than the hosted Parse service. I hope that by the end of it,...

Parse Migration Guides, Discounts, and Events

Since announcing the sunsetting of the hosted Parse backend and open sourcing Parse Server our community has been extremely active. Listed below are a guides, discounts, and events to help you migrate your app. We highly suggest migrating your database by 4/28/2016. Also, be sure to star the Parse Server Github repo to receive updates when we release...

Hosting Files on Parse Server

Parse Server, the open source Parse backend, initially shipped with a GridStore adapter as the only option to store your files. This uses your MongoDB database to save file content and is a great way to get you started quickly with minimal effort and dependencies. However, for heavy production usage, it's advisable to use a...