Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog

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.

eDetailing and Kinvey: a Top-5 Pharma Company Extends Salesforce Capabilities to Deliver Contextual eDetailing Apps

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

Forrester Wave KinveyWith Dreamforce happening this week, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about the advantages of a mobility strategy that leverages the joint capabilities of Salesforce and Kinvey. Many, if not most, of our customers are Salesforce users, and we’ve heard from them directly about how Kinvey helps them transform data and orchestrate transactions between Salesforce, other enterprise systems of record, and their apps. Specifically, I am going to focus on one key Kinvey customer, a top-5 pharmaceutical company, and show how they leveraged Kinvey’s business logic engine to add user-centric context to their eDetailing tablet app.

Forrester Mobile Infrastructure Services Wave 2015 Report: Our Thoughts

Friday Sep 11, 2015

Forrester Wave KinveyThe Forrester Wave for Mobile Infrastructure Services was released this week, and we’re excited that Kinvey’s platform received the highest overall product score of any pure-play mBaaS solution. This recognition from Forrester is a milestone we are proud of, but most of all a big kudos to the awesome Kinvey engineering team for building an outstanding product. Read on to hear our thoughts on why we placed where we did in the Wave.