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Appcelerator

54
70
+ 1
27
Kinvey

20
42
+ 1
13
Parse

507
480
+ 1
601
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Pros of Appcelerator
Pros of Kinvey
Pros of Parse
  • 5
    Android
  • 4
    Open Source
  • 4
    Easy to learn
  • 2
    Great community
  • 2
    Javascript
  • 2
    IOS
  • 1
    Angular.js beta
  • 1
    Vue.js beta
  • 1
    Native UI
  • 1
    Lots of native modules, components, libraries
  • 1
    MVC-based
  • 1
    Paid plans available
  • 1
    Free
  • 1
    Write directly to iOS and Android SDK with JavaScript
  • 5
    Easy setup
  • 2
    Excellent documentation
  • 2
    Great free tier for testing prototypes
  • 2
    MongoDB
  • 1
    Will be discontinued sometime in 2023
  • 1
    Great customer support
  • 118
    Easy setup
  • 78
    Free hosting
  • 62
    Well-documented
  • 52
    Cheap
  • 47
    Use push notifications in 3 lines of code
  • 41
    Fast
  • 39
    Cloud code
  • 32
    Good for prototypes
  • 31
    Cloud modules
  • 27
    Backed by facebook
  • 7
    Parse Push
  • 7
    Cross Platform
  • 6
    Parse Analytics
  • 6
    Multiplatform
  • 6
    Parse Core
  • 5
    Quick chat and profile capabilities
  • 5
    Free Tier
  • 5
    Cloud Based
  • 4
    Nice security concept
  • 4
    Free
  • 3
    About to Die
  • 3
    Local Datastore
  • 3
    Backend as a service
  • 3
    Backbone Models
  • 3
    Geopoints
  • 2
    Anonymous Users
  • 2
    Easy to use

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Cons of Appcelerator
Cons of Kinvey
Cons of Parse
  • 1
    No online IDE
  • 1
    Base plan starts at $2,500 / year
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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 Kinvey?

    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.

    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, Kinvey, and Parse?
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    Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
    Android Studio
    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.
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    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.
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    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
    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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