Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog best-practices

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.

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!

Universal Mind Provides mBaaS Example App on Kinvey

Thursday Apr 23, 2015

webinarAt Universal Mind, we get excited about creating compelling digital experiences. In many cases, we work with our clients to leverage mobile Backend as a Service (mBaaS) as an aspect of their overall mobile strategy. One recent opportunity allowed us to create a mobile app based on Kinvey for the purpose of education around architecture and capabilities.

Video Case Study: Schneider Electric’s Digital Innovation Platform

Monday Apr 6, 2015

webinarWe recently visited the Schneider Electric US headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts, to talk digital innovation with Mahesh Balasubramanian. Mahesh is a Senior Global Architect at Schneider, and was tasked with coming up with a platform strategy to allow Schnieder’s various business lines to build consistent looking mobile apps faster and less expensively.

50 Shades of Grey’s Big, Beautiful Backend

Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

apple-securityOn July 21 of last year, to coincide with the release of the first official 50 Shades of Grey trailer, NBCUniversal launched a cross-platform app called The Internship Program. The app, designed by agency Stradella Road and backed by Kinvey, was an instant success, contributing to record box office sales numbers. Learn more about the app, and download the full case study, in this blog post.

Gartner is right. Enterprises need Bimodal IT (a.k.a 2-Speed IT)

Thursday Feb 5, 2015

2-speed ITAccording to Gartner, “Bimodal IT is getting a lot of focus as CIOs and IT leaders strive to build IT organizations capable of responding to the threats and opportunities of the digital economy.” We agree — here’s why.

8 Awesome Apps for Enterprise Productivity

Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

productivity appsMobile apps are invading the enterprise. Just a few years ago, your app experiences on your iPhone or iPad were limited to email, Angry Birds, and maybe a light note-taking app or two. These days, I know of many people who effectively run their entire business from a mobile device. The thing is, a lot of people simply don’t know that these sorts of apps exist. To change that, I’ve created a list of 8 of my favorites.

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.

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.

The Enterprise Mobility Maturity Model: Where Are You on the Curve?

Thursday Aug 7, 2014

BeaconsBuilding mobile apps is difficult. Mobility is a fundamentally different language than the one spoken by yesterday’s desktop and web apps – new contextual information, a rapid pace of change, and entirely new development models contribute to increased complexity. Where is your business on the maturity curve?