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What is Appcelerator?

Appcelerator is the first mobile platform to combine the flexibility of open source development technologies with the power of cloud services.

What is DreamFactory?

DreamFactory is an open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. It provides RESTful web services with pre-built connectors to SQL, NoSQL, file storage systems, and web services. It's secure, reusable, and offers live API documentation.

What is Parse?

With Parse, you can add a scalable and powerful backend in minutes and launch a full-featured app in record time without ever worrying about server management. We offer push notifications, social integration, data storage, and the ability to add rich custom logic to your app’s backend with Cloud Code.
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          What are some alternatives to Appcelerator, DreamFactory, and Parse?
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          Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
          React Native
          React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
          Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
          PhoneGap is a web platform that exposes native mobile device apis and data to JavaScript. PhoneGap is a distribution of Apache Cordova. PhoneGap allows you to use standard web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for cross-platform development, avoiding each mobile platforms' native development language. Applications execute within wrappers targeted to each platform, and rely on standards-compliant API bindings to access each device's sensors, data, and network status.
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          Review ofDreamFactoryDreamFactory

          We were going to roll our own API across our data sources (we use a few) but decided to give DreamFactory a whirl before we did. It basically stopped us needing to write ETL operations by giving us a gateway that let us avoid data duplication and focus on data quality - leaving the data where it resides and calling it as needed via DreamFactory's clever scripting engine. It has a great reputation for app building, but its also been good spreading across our legacy and modern systems to homogenize everything. We're using it now instead of anything homegrown and it saved us quite a few sprints.

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          Review ofDreamFactoryDreamFactory

          DreamFactory makes putting a REST API on top of a database a snap. Put an API on Redshift? No problem.

          This has cut development time a ton and been super useful for us. If you're looking for simple SQL reporting into Slack check out something like, but if you need to put an API on top of your database, DreamFactory's hard to beat.

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          Web Developer at GiG - Gaming Innovation Group
          Review ofParseParse

          An Important Announcement.

          Parse's hosted services will be fully retired on January 28, 2017. We're proud that we've been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps. Read more on this announcement and what this means for your app here. Thank you for using Parse.

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          How developers use Appcelerator, DreamFactory, and Parse
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          Grupo Gamma Peninsular, SA de CV uses AppceleratorAppcelerator

          Desarrollo de aplicaciones multi-plataforma con componentes nativos para iOS y Android

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          Cameron Drake uses ParseParse

          Parse is a backend service backed by MongoDB.

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          Brounie SA de CV uses ParseParse

          Push and cache on apps. Sometimes full apps

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          Andy Cheng uses ParseParse

          Backend data store (with geolocation data)

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          BrightMachine uses AppceleratorAppcelerator

          For building cross-platform mobile apps.

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          philipbarrar uses ParseParse

          Push notifications

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