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The recording of the “Push Notifications” webinar which we conducted earlier this month is now available in our YouTube channel. You watch the webinar below or on the Webinars page on our website. In the webinar we reviewed the process of setting up an Android and an iOS apps as well as the backend to be able to register device and receive push notifications.

We conducted a webinar titled “Backendless Core Concepts” for ex-Parses last week. A recording of the webinar is now available. The video should be helpful not only if you’re coming from Parse, but for anyone who is starting their journey with Backendless. The webinar reviewed the concepts of Backendless User and Data services. Specifically, we focused on:

  • user properties
  • setting up user relations
  • registering a user
  • registering a user with custom properties
  • configuring a data model
  • code-driven schema creation
  • data relations
  • a brief overview of Cloud Code

push-notificationCome join us for our “Backendless Push Notifications” webinar on March 1st, 2016 at 1:00pm Central time. You will get an overview as well as a technical deep-dive into Backendless push notifications. Topics of discussions include:

  • Push notifications overview
  • Supported platforms
  • Code generation
  • Push notification support for iOS
  • Push notification support for Android
  • Direct notifications
  • Group notifications

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Time: 1:00pm (US Central time)
Duration: 1 hour

Register here

Posted in Webinar

Backendless API Engine is a service container enabling Backendless developers develop and run arbitrary Java, PHP and very soon JavaScript/Node.JS code as API services. With the service and CodeRunner update we deployed earlier this week, there is a awesome new feature which allows you to debug your services locally before publishing them into the cloud. The video below is an overview of the debugging process, it also briefly reviews the workflow for creating a new service. Enjoy!

WebinarWe just added a new page to our website with a list of past and upcoming webinars. You can access the page right from the main menu (look under the Developers and Support main menu drop-downs), or by visiting the page directly at https://backendless.com/webinars

Our current plan is to conduct at least two webinars a month. If there is a specific topic you would like us to explore in a future webinar, please let us know by sending an email to info@backendless.com

Posted in Webinar

Earlier this week we conducted a webinar on the topic of migration from Parse to Backendless. We recommend to watch this recording to anyone who is considering Backendless as their mBaaS backend. The video includes Backendlss overview and a demo of the migration process. There are a lot of answered questions during the Q&A part of the webinar which you might find helpful as well:

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If you are a Parse customer, this is a rather sad day. Getting the shocking news that the service you trusted and relied on is going to shut down can be rather nerve wrecking. Parse was a great competitor and I am honestly sad to see Parse go. However, as the title of their announcement said “moving on”, we should do just that and focus on the future. For anyone who runs an app on Parse, the future can be bright with Backendless. We welcome you to our developer community with open arms. We do hope you will find our service to be a solid replacement for your current backend.

What are we going to do to make it the migration easier:

Our goal is to make your transition as smooth as possible. We plan to provide the following in the immediate future:

  • Automate the process of migrating your apps from Parse to Backendless as much as algorithmically possible.
  • Post a migration guide on our website describing all the details of migration, including APIs, push notification configuration, Cloud Code, etc.
    UPDATE: this is done. The see the migration guide.
  • A professional services (consulting) team to assist you with app migration.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please post them to our support forum.

Posted in Uncategorized

The title says it all. There is a ton of frameworks out there among the infinite number of approaches. Outsourcing, team augmentation, throwing bodies at work, long hours at the office, whatever your strategy is, there is always a better way. How do you build mobile apps? Can you do it faster without breaking your bank? I am convinced you can. We built a company to make you more productive and help you build better software, faster and while you are doing that, we let you save a good chunk of your development budget. Would you like to learn how to do it? Join us for a free webinar, Tuesday next week, January 26th at 1:00pm US Central time. Click the link below to register:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7345556082200055041

See you at the webinar!

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notify-nearbyAs you may heard from a TechCrunch review, Notify Nearby has launched its app which is now available in the iOS appstore. The app lets you follow retail brands to receive announcements and merchant updates. It also features a very cool iBeacon integration where you could get notified about any specials right as you pass by a brand store you follow. The app is powered by Backendless and uses a variety of platform’s features. We are very excited about the app’s launch and wish the Notify Nearby team a tremendous success with it.

We are happy to announce availability of Backendless installers for the Standalone Edition build. Standalone Backendless is an installation of the product which runs on your own servers, either on-premises or in the cloud. The product comes with a free license for development and production purposes so long that the entire installation runs on the same computer or virtual machine. The product can be easily configured to scale out and include additional instances. In that case a commercial license is required. You can find the download link on the Backendless Downloads page on our site.

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Enjoy!