Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog

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.

VMware gains advantages of fully managed mobile app backend with Kinvey

Monday Sep 15, 2014

My VMware appWe are extremely excited to not only collaborate with VMware but also have them as a customer. VMware has migrated the company’s My VMware customer support app to Kinvey on vCloud Air. Kinvey now powers the app that provides VMware customers with an easy to use interface to access their current license keys and support information for the full range of VMware products.

What Do the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Mean For the Enterprise?

Tuesday Sep 9, 2014

What does the iPhone 6 mean for the Enterprise?When Apple unveils new hardware, the consumer world goes crazy. But increasingly, Apple’s developments are of importance to the mobile enterprise. So what do today’s announcements mean for the enterprise?

Partner Embarcadero Extends Kinvey for C++ Developers

Tuesday Aug 26, 2014

EmbarcaderoHere at Kinvey, we focus a lot on providing the most robust backend as a service platform on the market. But front-end visualization and IDE’s are an important part of the developer’s experience building an application, too. That’s where partners like Embarcadero come in. Over the past six months, Embarcadero has been hard at work incorporating BaaS components into their offerings – and the result is fantastic.

VMworld 2014 – Join Us & Learn How to Thrive in the Mobile-Cloud Era!

Friday Aug 22, 2014

Anatomy of an appNext week, Kinvey members will be in San Francisco for VMWorld 2014, joining attendees from across the world for networking, hands-on labs, workshops, group discussions, and booth demonstrations. This year’s VMWorld theme is all about the mobile-cloud era, so we’re excited to help attendees learn how to tackle the mobile problem head-on. We’ve been saying for a while now that mobile is driving cloud adoption, so VMWorld is the perfect place to showcase our platform.