Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog

The Right Things to Think About Before Migrating from Parse

Wednesday Feb 3, 2016

Kinvey Makes SharePoint Cloud-First and Mobile-FirstParse’s announcement that it is shutting down was a bitter day for all of us at Kinvey – Parse and Kinvey were the first two viable Backend as a Service platforms in 2011, and for the first two years of our existence, we fought head-to-head against them. Instead of just telling you “Hey, migrate to Kinvey,” we felt it was far more responsible for us to tell you why you should consider Kinvey (or any other service) as an option for your Parse apps.

Kinvey Makes SharePoint Cloud-First and Mobile-First

Friday Jan 22, 2016

Kinvey Makes SharePoint Cloud-First and Mobile-FirstHave you tried to mobilize your enterprise Microsoft systems? It’s not easy. Microsoft wants you to migrate to the cloud with SharePoint Online, spending a bunch of time and money on new Microsoft products (surprise!). Though they have reluctantly backpedaled and now say they will support SharePoint 2016 on-premise, the writing is on the wall.Which is why today we are thrilled to announce the launch of our out-of-the-box RAPID connector for SharePoint.

Offline Mobile App Performance: The Forgotten User Experience Ingredient

Thursday Nov 19, 2015

Offline Mobile App Performance: The Forgotten User Experience IngredientLast week we took an in-depth look at why mobile app performance matters. The key takeaway is that great performance is an essential part of great mobile experiences. Today I’d like to focus on one specific, often neglected piece of the app performance puzzle: offline capability.

Why Mobile App Performance Matters

Thursday Nov 12, 2015

Why Mobile App Performance MattersBuilding mobile apps is hard. Building a successful mobile app, on the other hand, isn’t just hard — it requires a tremendous amount of skill and likely a bit of luck as well. In this post, I’m going to spend some time exploring why this is so, make a case for app performance as a key driver of app success, and talk about a few of the ways you can set yourself up for success by ensuring your app performs as well as possible.

mBaaS in the Wild: a Mobile Game Built on Kinvey

Tuesday Nov 10, 2015

Mobile Apps for Zombie ApocalpyseI recently had the chance to connect with Tyler Bandy, cofounder of mobile game development studio HangZone and creator of the awesome iOS game Spelldom, which combines the best elements of Words With Friends and Clash of Clans. Spelldom is backed by Kinvey, and Tyler was kind enough to share with us his experiences using our platform.

How Mobile can Save your Life in the Zombie Apocalypse

Monday Nov 2, 2015

Mobile Apps for Zombie ApocalpyseWe all know that mobile apps have a lot of value in our day to day lives, but what about in extreme survival circumstances? After seeing the Boston streets crawling with Halloween zombies this past weekend, we undertook a bit of a creative writing exercise to show you how mobile could help save your life in a zombie apocalypse.

Migration and Cloning Now a Part of the Kinvey Console

Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

Migration and Cloning on KinveyAs part of our efforts to continuously improve our product, we’ve been developing new features to make the lives of Kinvey developers and administrators easier. Recently, we heard from some customers that they needed a simple way to migrate changes back and forth between different Kinvey environements within an application, and to create new clones of existing environments.

Hackathon @ Kinvey: Building the Next Generation of Awesome mBaaS Features

Thursday Oct 15, 2015

mBaaS Savings CalculatorKinvey held an internal hackathon last week, and the results were amazing (as expected). Every single project was innovative, polished, and capable of becoming a viable part of the Kinvey platform in the future. Check out the full post for a breakdown and screenshots of everything our engineering team was able to build in just a few days.

Introducing the mBaas Savings Calculator

Tuesday Oct 13, 2015

mBaaS Savings CalculatorLast year, we showed people the value of creating applications using mobile Backend as a Service (mBaaS) with our App Cost Estimator. Since then, we’ve discovered a lot of ways that we could improve our calculator, and we have been hard at work adding in all the features you find in Kinvey in order to help people understand the real value of mBaaS.

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.