Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog

AirWatch Single Sign-on (SSO) with Kinvey: See it in Action

Tuesday Sep 22, 2015

AirWatch SSOSecurely connecting mobile apps to enterprise credentials has traditionally been difficult, given the multiple methods of authentication used across systems. Recently we’ve seen a trend towards enabling Single Sign-on (SSO) for enterprise apps to get around this issue, providing a seamless authentication experience for users. But SSO is usually handled via SAML, a skill set that few mobile developers are strong in.

eDetailing and Kinvey: a Top-5 Pharma Company Extends Salesforce Capabilities to Deliver Contextual eDetailing Apps

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

Forrester Wave KinveyWith Dreamforce happening this week, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about the advantages of a mobility strategy that leverages the joint capabilities of Salesforce and Kinvey. Many, if not most, of our customers are Salesforce users, and we’ve heard from them directly about how Kinvey helps them transform data and orchestrate transactions between Salesforce, other enterprise systems of record, and their apps. Specifically, I am going to focus on one key Kinvey customer, a top-5 pharmaceutical company, and show how they leveraged Kinvey’s business logic engine to add user-centric context to their eDetailing tablet app.

Forrester Mobile Infrastructure Services Wave 2015 Report: Our Thoughts

Friday Sep 11, 2015

Forrester Wave KinveyThe Forrester Wave for Mobile Infrastructure Services was released this week, and we’re excited that Kinvey’s platform received the highest overall product score of any pure-play mBaaS solution. This recognition from Forrester is a milestone we are proud of, but most of all a big kudos to the awesome Kinvey engineering team for building an outstanding product. Read on to hear our thoughts on why we placed where we did in the Wave.

Kinvey Featured in VMWorld 2015 Keynote

Tuesday Sep 1, 2015

VMWorldBuilding mobile apps that connect securely to enterprise data and auth sources is not easy, unless you’re using Kinvey mobile Backend as a Service on VMware vCloud Air as shown at VMworld 2015 in Bill Father’s keynote.

Going to VMworld? Don’t miss these sessions

Friday Aug 28, 2015

MobilityIf you’re headed to VMworld 2015 and you’re interested in mobile, here are two can’t miss sessions to learn best practices for building great cloud backends for mobile. Hopefully we will see you there!

Who’s Who In Mobility?

Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

MobilityThere are a lot of job titles in mobility. A lot. It’s to be expected – mobility is such a new entrant to the enterprise world that there really are no standardized titles yet. Some titles are familiar, some are brand new, and some are just plain weird.

Mobile Architecture Webinar Series: The Power of Microservices in Mobile Application Development

Monday Aug 10, 2015

mobile-app-developmentLearn how small, discrete backend components and decoupled development enable fast-paced mobile innovation. In this webinar, we’ll explore what microservices are, how they are built, and how they can be leveraged to create an application development environment that enables innovation at the speed of mobile.

We Got Our First Patent!

Wednesday Jul 8, 2015

Kinvey VisionWe’re extremely excited to announce that Kinvey has been granted patent #9047308 for “Methods and apparatus for providing unified access to various data resources using virtualized services.” In other words, Kinvey now holds a patent for the providing unified access to various data resources using virtualized services. If that sounds a bit like the core value of mBaaS, that’s because it is!

Oracle’s PaaS Announcement: It’s Getting a Little Crowded in Here

Tuesday Jun 23, 2015

Oracle PaaSYesterday we tuned in to Oracle’s PaaS announcement, as Larry Ellison and Thomas Kurian took the stage to present Oracle’s vision of their future. They announced more than 24 PaaS and infrastructure services, among them a new mobile cloud service that can loosely be defined as an mBaaS.

History Repeats Itself: PaaS, BaaS, Microservices, and APIs

Wednesday Jun 17, 2015

History Repeats ItselfThese are heady times in our industry and its much more exciting to talk about The Next Big Thing than revisiting the past. But as we move forward and build the next generation of Cloud Native Apps, it’s important to review some of the hard lessons we’ve learned over the last decade building and running large-scale n-tier apps, so that we don’t have to re-learn them all over again!