It’s been truly amazing to see the tremendous breadth of apps that have been built on Parse. These talented developers have used our platform for everything from utility apps, to social networks, to games. But creating great apps is not without its trials. It requires weeks of research, hard work, and constant learning. At Parse we strive to make this process as easy as possible, not only with our powerful platform but also with in-depth sample apps and tutorials.
We’ll keep updating AnyYolk with a bunch of cool gaming related features, so keep an eye out for future updates! You can find the source code on GitHub and play with a live version of the game at www.anyyolk.com (or right below).
We hosted a live tutorial on how to build AnyYolk using Parse, Backbone.js, and HTML5, which you can find the full re-cap for here.
Thanks to everyone who attended yesterday’s webcast, “Using Email to Send Push Notifications with Parse and Mailgun” with Parse CEO, Ilya Sukhar, and Mailgun Solutions Architect, Travis Swientek. For anyone that would like a second look, or just in case you missed it, the full video is below.
The webcast gave a step-by-step introduction on how to use email to send push notifications using Parse and Mailgun. Ilya gave everyone an overview of Parse and some interesting business cases for using email to trigger push notifications, while Travis led a deep-dive discussion covering the following topics:
- Parse Object Storage
- Parse Cloud Code
- Parse iOS SDK
- Mailgun Cloud Code Module
- Mailgun Routes
The sample code Travis reviewed can be found on GitHub. We’ve also posted the slides on SlideShare.
Watch the video below.
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 Parse’s file storage, executing relational queries, and securing objects with ACLs. You can download Anypic from the App Store and start sharing pictures with your friends today!
We’ve shared the source code for Anypic and published a tutorial that shows you how to build it from scratch, joining Anywall in our list of sample apps. You can build your own version of Anypic by following the directions to create an app and add your keys to the Xcode project.
We hope that Anypic serves as a base for your own photo sharing apps, and that it inspires you to build many great apps on top of Parse.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce the release of AnyWall, an iOS geolocation game that is built entirely on Parse. It’s a published app that you can download from the app store and immediately play with. Best of all, we’ve shared the source and included a comprehensive tutorial that shows you how to build AnyWall from scratch.
Getting started with your own copy of AnyWall on your Parse account is easy. Just follow the directions to create an app and add your keys to the Xcode project and you’ll be up and running in no time. Fork it, tweak it, and make it your own. We’re excited to see what AnyWall inspires you to build.
At Parse, we’re big believers in learning through doing. Often, the best way to get up to speed with a new language or platform is simply diving into existing code, understanding how it works, and then making your own changes. This is why in addition to our guides and API references, we also publish a selection of tutorials to bolster your knowledge.
And, this is just the start. We’ll be publishing more tutorials and sample applications. The mobile development world is still young, and we love to give back to the community with helpful resources that not only show you how to use Parse, but how to employ best practices in mobile app development.