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MBaaS as a Service

MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) have been extremely useful in our rapid prototyping and development of client mobile apps.

Our experience with parse.com and built.io has been generally very positive. Among their top features, an easy learning curve and intuitive APIs, both for JavaScript and Objective C/Swift.

They are fast to set up and easy to scale-up. When developers see the analytics and dashboard capabilities, they are impressed. Clients love them.

The general idea of MBaaS is that mobile apps need common services that can be shared among apps instead of being custom developed for each. Mobile apps using MBaaS follow a loosely coupled distributed architecture, and MBaaS systems themselves typically have more distributed architectures than MEAP systems, which tended to be unified middleware servers.
InfoWorld compares five MBaaS proveders according to key metrics. Good read.

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Developer, hacker, speaker, community organizer and entrepreneur, Levent is the founder Movel, a mobile app development company in the Washington DC area. He is actively engaged in several communities on mobile and full-stack development across the Mid-Atlantic region. Levent holds a BS in Computer Engineering and is a Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Product Owner. I speak at conferences, meetup groups, user communities, government and non-profit associations on topics concerning mobile strategy and execution: Enterprise mobility Mobile user experience Maximizing the value of existing web assets for hybrid mobile applications Startups and strategies for for building Minimum Viable Products (MVP) Mobile monetization Cross-platform development Mobile Application Management (MAM) and Mobile Device Management (MDM)

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