Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog

Google Gives Glimpse into the Secret Sauce

Monday Nov 24, 2014

process-mappingEarlier this week, Google announced that it would be adding a new “label” to certain mobile search results, as well as a new criterion for its search rankings—big news for Google and anyone that wants to show up in a Google search. Does this represent Google rewarding those that have kept up with the mobile trend or is Google the one playing catch-up?

Enterprise Mobility in 2014: What CIOs Say About Mobile Strategy (Infographic)

Thursday Nov 20, 2014

Enterprise Mobility SurveyIn September, we surveyed 100 CIOs and 100 mobile leaders, asking them to explain their goals with mobile and identify the pain points they’ve been facing when building mobile apps. The results may surprise you — particularly the average time and cost of app development for these enterprises. Check out our infographic on the state of enterprise mobility in 2014.

Announcing Digital Lifecycle Management for “2-Speed IT”

Monday Nov 17, 2014

Lifecycle ManagementOver the last few months, we’ve been working on enhancing Kinvey with new capabilities to help enterprises handle the complexity of managing and launching the lifecycle of their apps. We’ve found that this is a huge pain for managing the enterprise development lifecycle, and so we’re excited to be launching this set of new features to make it easy for enterprises to handle their app’s “Digital Lifecycle Management,” or DLM.

Hands-on: Learn How to Build an Internet of Things App in Less Than 30 Minutes

Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Kinvey & AppmethodOn October 15, we partnered with Embarcadero to showcase a health care use case application. Embarcadero is a valued partner of ours, because their products allow enterprise developers to easily integrate Kinvey’s BaaS Platform right within their IDE. In this post, you can watch us build an Internet of Things healthcare app in less than 30 minutes using Kinvey and Embarcadero’s Appmethod.

How This POODLE SSLv3 Vulnerability Works (And Why Our Customers Didn’t Have to Do Anything to Mitigate It)

Friday Oct 24, 2014

POODLE SSLv3The POODLE vulnerability was the big story in DevOps this week. And with the Shellshock and Heartbleed scares still fresh in memory, I thought I’d take a minute to outline what POODLE is, the steps we took to mitigate it, and why this is a perfect example of how using a managed service like Kinvey will save you tons of work and frustration over time (while keeping your data secure).

We Took Home “Best Emerging Technology Solution” at M-Enterprise Boston & Had a Blast Too

Monday Oct 20, 2014

M-Enterprise AwardLast week in Boston was the M-Enteprise conference, a hosted summit designed for senior IT managers and business executives who want to understand how current and future mobile technology and trends will impact their business and investment decisions.

What’s Next in Enterprise Mobility? We Had a Hackathon to Find Out

Wednesday Oct 15, 2014

Kinvey OfficeOne of my favorite recurring events at Kinvey is our quarterly internal hackathon. Our engineers have a week to build whatever they want – as long as it extends the Kinvey platform in an exciting and productive direction. What really impresses me is how every quarter the resulting projects are more polished, more innovative, and more in tune with our customers’ and prospects’ needs than before. So without any further ado, here’s what the future of enterprise mobility looks like at Kinvey.

We’ve Raised $10.8M to Drive the Mobile-Cloud Platform Shift in Enterprise IT

Tuesday Sep 23, 2014

Kinvey OfficeKinvey has raised $10.8 million in a Series B financing round, driven by new investors Verizon Ventures and NTT DOCOMO Ventures, and joined by existing investors Avalon Ventures and Atlas Venture. This financing brings Kinvey’s total amount raised to date to $17.8M. We’ll be using this capital to grow our team, drive product development, accelerate enterprise IT sales, and expand channel partnerships with a focus on cloud and systems integrator partners.

We’re Helping to Drive Innovation in Energy Management With Our Latest Customer, Schneider Electric

Thursday Sep 18, 2014

Schneider Electric BaaSToday we’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Schneider Electric to help them form a company-wide mobile innovation platform. Schneider Electric is ahead of the curve in understanding that a standardized mobile backbone across all business lines will lead to easier, faster, and better mobile app development to help them drive value for their energy management products.

How and Why an Enterprise IT Migrated from FeedHenry to Kinvey

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

My VMware migrationOn Monday we announced that one enterprise IT organization is now using Kinvey as the backend for its mobile apps. What we didn’t talk about in that post is why they switched to Kinvey – the apps previously ran on FeedHenry, another “BaaS” provider (more on why BaaS is in quotes later) – and how they managed the migration. So let’s take a look at the Why and the How.