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Facebook Shuts Down Parse, Tens of Thousands of Developers Join Backendless

by on August 14, 2017

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In a surprise move, Facebook announced shutdown of Parse, a service they acquired in 2013. The company gave developers until January of 2017 to migrate their apps off of Parse. Many developers have been turning to Backendless as a feature-rich alternative that matches Parse’s features and offers new functionality such as Publish/Subscribe messaging, support for geofencing, custom business logic in Java and PHP.