Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog

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.

BaaS is More Than Push Notifications, an API Gateway, and Access to Data: Why Pivotal Falls Short

Thursday Aug 21, 2014

Anatomy of an appI’m not surprised that yesterday Pivotal announced a short list of disparate components and made it look like they have a mobile service, a la Backend as a Service. If you cobble together solutions for all three and want to shout from the rooftops that you have a BaaS, no one’s stopping you. But some key components are notably absent from these “MBaaS” offerings launched by the traditional cloud infrastructure vendors.

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?

Mobile UI vs UX: Knowing the difference can save your strategy

Friday Aug 1, 2014

UI vs UX

The demand for UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) designers has risen sharply over the past few years – directly related to the need for superiority and differentiation in a mobile app marketplace that continues to get more crowded.

While it’s clear that businesses see the importance of investing in their products’ UI and UX, what isn’t always clear is the line between the two.