Over the last 6 years, Kinvey’s Backend as a Service platform has been used by 100s of 1000s of developers to build rich, engaging apps using the various features we offer, including data and file storage, user authentication and authorization, engagement (push notifications, email, etc.), custom functions and triggers, 3rd-party data connectivity, analytics, operational intelligence, and compliance. Every Kinvey backend service is exposed to front-end developers via SDKs so that they can write their apps without having to think about API protocols, and instead just call methods in the programming language of their choice. The newest addition to this set is our NativeScript SDK.
In 2011, we coined the term “Backend as a Service” to describe a new platform that would help developers build next-generation digital experiences that were rich, contextual, fast, secure, and highly engaging. Today, 6 years later, the entire Kinvey team and I are extremely excited to share the news with you that Kinvey has been acquired by Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) to accelerate our ability to provide our customers with a richer set of product tools and features, while putting us in a strong position to be a strategic long-term partner for your digital business transformation (read the press release here).
Kinvey’s acquisition is a key part of the Progress strategy to provide the best platform to build and deliver modern cognitive applications. Kinvey’s BaaS will be the glue that brings Progress’ best-of-breed front-end development tools, data connectivity, and machine learning products together. Our aim is to make it easy for you to quickly and securely connect to your data, launch incredibly successful apps, and deliver cognitive and contextual user experiences for your business.
This past week, we had our 2Q Kinvey internal hackathon (#kinveyhack). The week was filled with hacking, innovation and teamwork. Our engineers presented the results and boy were there some amazing presentations! We had teams working on Alexa Skills, cognitive computing, machine learning and many more amazing things. So amazing that Sravish, our CEO, tweeted the entire afternoon. Here’s a roundup of some of the great things presented.
— Sravish Sridhar (@sravish) June 15, 2017
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What is the best mobile application development platform? There are four alternative approaches. Which one is best for your organization?
The first approach to building new app experiences is to Do-it-Yourself (DIY) and build the application development platform, then build your app. Organizations that are new to mobile application development often don’t comprehend everything that needs to be purchased, installed, built, developed, secured, and maintained to deliver a 5-star app experience. This diagram outlines the application development platform stack you need to build an app with a DIY approach – from building the client app to building and managing new mobile services and traditional platform middleware and infrastructure.
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