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Kinvey vs Parse: What are the differences?

Developers describe Kinvey as "Cloud Backend as a Service for any app". 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. On the other hand, Parse is detailed as "The complete mobile app platform". 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.

Kinvey and Parse can be primarily classified as "Mobile Backend" tools.

Some of the features offered by Kinvey are:

  • User Management- Add any number of users, using the authentication systems of your choice.
  • Business Logic- Kinvey's custom business logic allows you to host your code in our cloud.
  • Data Storage- Instantly and securely sync data between your app and Kinvey backend.

On the other hand, Parse provides the following key features:

  • Store basic data types, locations, photos
  • Update over the air
  • Data browser lets you manage, search, and update content without writing a single line of code

"Easy setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Kinvey over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Parse.

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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 Kinvey and Parse?
      Firebase
      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.
      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.
      Appcelerator
      Appcelerator is the first mobile platform to combine the flexibility of open source development technologies with the power of cloud services.
      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.
      OutSystems
      OutSystems is a low-code platform to visually develop your application, integrate with existing systems and add your own code when needed.
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      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.

      More info in http://parse.com/

      How developers use Kinvey and Parse
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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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      philipbarrar uses ParseParse

      Push notifications

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