* A Japanese version of this article is available here
January 28, 2016 (Japan time on the 29th), Parse (http://parse.com/) which is the major MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) in the United States, announced it’s shutting down. (Also announced that End scheduled will be on January 28, 2017)
Many apps and services are currently using the Parse, and it is also said to be about 600,000 apps or more in the world.
They provide a grace period of time、however, now a lot of developers will start consideration of the transferring to other else MBaaS services or switching to proprietary, planing of additional development and testing associated with the API migration, or some might think a withdrawal of apps and services.
Parse announced another choice at the same time, and they have started providing their Parse Server, which has basically the same functions as the current API and database migration tools, as open source.
As a result, it will also be possible to build an environment in-house with minimal modifications to the source code of existing applications.
(However, it does not include the function of Push, Analytics, and Config.)
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We have been also working on the transition to apps and services on the Parse Server environment for our selves. And also, we have received the voices that quite a number of companies and developers are in trouble about dealing with this coming development caused by a lack of technical personnel on the back-end development of server-side.
Our company is going to share our technical know-how gained in our migration process by publishing one the web site or blog,
And also started the technical service menu for companies and developers in terms of the supporting transition and migration to your Parse Server environment to adapting your existing apps and services.
If you have any interest in this service, please feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org .