APIs for the Internet of Things

Max Katz

Subscribe to Max Katz: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts
Get Max Katz via: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn

Related Topics: Facebook on Ulitzer, Mobile Web Developer

Blog Feed Post

Why You Need More Than Backend As a Service (BaaS) To Build a Mobile App

If you have been following the industry, there are over 30 Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers out there. BaaS makes it very easy and fast to create a (mobile) backend for an app. Features include an app storage (database), Push notifications, server code, user management, file management, and many other features. There is no double BaaS makes it very easy to setup a backend for your app. However, you will need more than just a brand new mobile backend when building an app. Equally important is being able to build a nice UI (HTML5, hybrid, native) for the app fast, and quickly connecting to any 3rd party APIs from the app. This includes connecting to enterprise data already exposed via APIs within your organization. As more and more enterprises start building mobile apps, connecting to existing enterprise data sources will become of the highest priority. The future mobile app platform will include: app dev. tools (UI) + BaaS, + APIs (enterprise, 3rd party). A good example of this direction is Facebook acquiring Parse. Facebook obviously provides a very rich API and now it also has a BaaS option.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Max Katz

Max Katz heads Developer Relations for Appery.io, a cloud-based mobile app platform. He loves trying out new and cool REST APIs in mobile apps. Max is the author of two books “Practical RichFaces” (Apress 2008, 2011), DZone MVB (Most Valuable Blogger), and is a frequent speaker at developer conferences. You can find out what Max is up to on his blog: http://maxkatz.org and Twitter: @maxkatz.