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.
We have just updated the website with fresh set of docs for Backendless API Engine. To remind you, API Engine is a product within Backendless Platform responsible for turning arbitrary Java (and very soon PHP) code into API services. The product automatically generates REST APIs and native SDKs. The documentation is available at:
You can also get to it through the general documentation home at (make sure to select the Backendless API Engine tab):
We are so excited to report that Backendless has been updated with the new version 3.0.0. This is the most important release we have ever done. The importance of it is on so many levels that it will affect everyone! First of all, we made Backendless more affordable than ever. There are three variations of Backendless:
The release is also packed with some amazing features. Below is a list of the most notable ones:
We plan to publish detailed review of each feature in the near future. There is also going to be a series of webinars dedicated to the 3.0 release.
It feels great to be recognized as a leader. Backendless is featured to be one of the top solutions for the global mobile application development in the DZone’s latest research guide, the Guide to Mobile Development – 2015 Edition. This guide features key findings from a survey of 500 + authoritative IT professionals which have led the precise exploration of the mobile market offers to emphasize the best of them. This study results in helpful and valuable articles from the industry experts, useful infographic that depicts common pain points for mobile developers and a solution directory of the leaders in mobile web frameworks and MADPs.
We resume our webinar series with the plan to conduct two webinars a month. The first one is dedicated to the Backendless 2.0 release where you get an overview of the Platform and the new features of the release. Our webinars are interactive and you can ask us any questions.
Join the upcoming free webinar “New Backendless 2.0 Release – Overview and Highlights” and get a detailed look at the new powerful development functionality: geofencing, server-side logging API, node.JS support and API Engine – a powerful API management solution.
The webinar will be useful for mobile app developers of all ranks – from a beginner to a experienced professional – as there will be plenty of tips & tricks to enhance your productivity in mobile application development.
When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time: 12:00pm (CDT) *to convert the start time for the necessary timezone, use World Time Converter
Duration: 1 hour (with Q&A)
Speaker: Mark Piller – CEO/ Founder of Backendless
NOTE: We are using gotowebinar system to conduct an interactive webinar. This service has a strong desktop / Android mobile service for registration Please use your any desktop or Android mobile devices to register for our event.
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It feels really amazing to begin writing this blog post. We got caught in an unusually long release cycle, spent months iterating over the new features, improvements and bug fixes, but in the end it was well worth it. We did it! Backendless 2.0 is here and the product is as cool and powerful as ever. With this release we made several very firm steps towards establishing the Backendless Platform – a unified system for designing, developing, running and managing backend services.
The release brings four major new features and about a dozen at а smaller scale. All of the new features are distinct differentiators of our product making it the strongest mobile backend as a service offering on the market. So without any further ado, let me introduce the new additions to our feature line up:
The Summer of 2015 is going to be hot! There are many reasons for it, but the most important, as we’re concerned, is the new Backendless 2.0 release! Since this is just a heads-up, we will not go into too many details. Let me just tell you that is packed with goodness! It has been a long release cycle, and you will see why very soon. We’re still a few steps away from the formal launch. There will be an official announcement and if you’d like to be the first to know – subscribe to the Backendless blog or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
I am sure you’d like to know what’s in 2.0 and let this be a little teaser..
It is very deep, well-thought out, rounded up, it could be a product on its own. The feature is so cool and powerful, you cannot get enough of it. Practically with zero lines of code you can build intelligent location tracking systems, react to coordinates changes, create marketing campaigns, etc, etc.
Cross-platform, natively implemented in all SDKs, REST-compatible Backendless Logging API will make it trivially simple debug and diagnose app problems and analyze user behavior. Mega powerful and very easy to use.
Let us have that “one more thing moment”.. Of course there is something else, but we cannot talk about it yet. So stay tuned, you will love it!
GMO application cloud (GMO mBaaS) powered by Backendless – a mobile Backend-as-a-Service provided by Backendless Corp. and customized for the Japanese application development market is fully available as of today.
The service is a result of a successful partnership between Backendless Corp. and GMO Internet Group – one of the most comprehensive providers of industry-leading Internet Services in Japan. This partnership started last year just after completion of the Group’s precise exploration of mBaaS market offerings. Backendless surpassed the competitors’ proposals by the criteria of reliability, feature set, simplicity and flexibility as well as by various aspect of data security issues. The partnership gave birth to a new service by GMO Internet which has been already available in public free Beta version from January 2015 in Japan.
The official release of GMO mBaaS provides a broad set of the Mobile Application Development Platform features powered by the Backendless Platform. In conjunction with other features and services of GMO, the provider emphasizes multi-platform SDKs, a complete package of the backend functionality, powerful push notification capabilities and media streaming, custom logic functionality for customization of the mBaaS features.
Up until now the only way to experience and build apps with Backendless was our online service. Anyone can register with it for free, download client-side SDKs and build the best of the breed mobile apps. Things are going to change as we expand the reach of our platform so it can run right on your own machine, in your data center or a private cloud. So starting today Backendless is everywhere and Backendless is one. The standalone version of the Backendless Platform is also known as Backendless Enterprise comes in a variety of installers, virtual machines and cloud images available for free download today.
The Backendless Enterprise packaging and the free-to-download format allow on-premise or private cloud installation. Application developers and organizations can take full advantage of the Backendless Platform power with the total control of the application infrastructure, data, workflows and IT procedures. And all these benefits are obtained by Backendless Enterprise users without any dependency on the public cloud!
The Backendless Enterprise feature-set is identical to the Online version of Backendless. Your applications can rely on the powerful data persistence and app user management APIs, leverage file storage, deliver push notifications, exchange publish/subscribe messages and deploy custom business logic.
To get started with the product see the Backendless Enterprise Quick Start Guide.
For licensing inquiries, contact Backendless Sales.
In my previous post I described how data tables in Backendless map to the client-side classes whose instances contain persisted data objects. However, there are scenarios when the default mapping is undesirable. In that case, Backendless client libraries provide an API to override the mapping. For example, consider the following data table (Restaurant):