What is Backendless?

It is a development and runtime platform which simplifies and shortens mobile application development process. The platform removes the need to develop backend functionality by providing reusable server-side services via APIs. The APIs are packaged into native libraries available for all major client-side environments - Andoid, iOS, JavaScript, .NET, ActionScript and REST. The default backend logic can be modified with custom server-side code. The platform is available as an online service and a downloadable Enterprise product which can be deployed in any environment.
Backendless is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.

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Backendless's Features

  • Provides intuitive APIs for handling user registration, login and session management
  • Supports object persistence with complex hierarchies
  • Delivers push notifications to iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices
  • Handles publish subscribe message routing
  • Performs ultra fast geo queries
  • Generates client-side code to get developers to start coding faster
  • Backend logic can be modified with custom code
  • Includes in-depth analytics
  • Allows to export and import data

Backendless Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Backendless?
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
Kinvey makes it ridiculously easy for developers to setup, use and operate a cloud backend for their mobile apps. They don't have to worry about connecting to various cloud services, setting up servers for their backend, or maintaining and scaling them.
Socket.IO enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Cloud Pub/Sub is a fully-managed real-time messaging service that allows you to send and receive messages between independent applications. You can leverage Cloud Pub/Sub’s flexibility to decouple systems and components hosted on Google Cloud Platform or elsewhere on the Internet.
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