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Facebook Acquires Parse for Mobile Platform Apps

Apr 26 2013, 5:41am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Facebook Acquires Parse for Mobile Platform Apps
 
 

Facebook has incorporated among its versatile and diversified tools a new cloud-based instrument of rationality. This is Parse and Facebook has welcomed it among its list of star-spangled acquisitions.

Parse has now become a part of Facebook Platform which will allow developers to build rapid apps for mobile platforms and devices. Parse is a cloud-based company that provides access to certain terrific tools and special services. Facebook confirmed that it acquired Parse on its official blog.

The Mobile Developer Conference was held by Facebook last week and it was the site of various launches. The spanking products which were introduced to the public helped subsume Facebook within the ambit of mobile developers. Employing a Facebook launch pad, mobile apps are being created. According to the Facebook blog, Parse was one such new addition.


Parse will allow a lot of work to be accomplished at lightning speed. As stated in the Parse blog, able developers can now produce apps that have a reach that spans mobile devices. Indigenous objects will be a workable solution soon. Thus backend services for the protection of data as well as notifying will be a possibility. The genesis of uniquely marvelous user scenarios is the biggest benefit of Parse.

First hand experience with the Parse team has shown that their production process and community ethics are of crucial importance to developers. This is a treasure trove to be preserved at all costs. After the acquisition of Parse by Facebook, it was obvious that Mark Zuckerberg’s genius has shown its brilliance once again.  Facebook may as well be on to something here. An entry into a different ball game is a gamble worth it provided the cards are played right.

Worth $85 million, this is Facebook’s response to Android and iOS according to TechCrunch. Founded two years ago, Parse was the wild child of backend tools. Termed the “Heroku” of mobiles, Parse was finally sold to Facebook which in the words of the CEO, Ilya Sukhar, was more suitable over other suitors. The question remains: Why Parse? Well, Facebook wants a part of the mobile experience for itself. It wants expansion even if it is imperialist in nature.

And it is a novel experience for Facebook. It hasn’t stepped into this river before. Parse is reported to have over 60,000 apps in its scale of features. This is no mean feat. This will make Facebook’s boat float for a while at least.  Furthermore, the monetary value of these apps is a mindboggling amount. When Parse is integrated into Facebook the infrastructure will be such that it will provide an exciting and exhilarating experience for the users. The package is good news for Parse which had just recently raised a measly $7 million on its own.

Meanwhile, for the currently existing users of Parse, they won’t have to make any radical changes in their agenda. They can continue on their journey as planned without any hitches. Facebook, on the other hand, is rubbing its hands together in anticipation for some financial rewards. The entry into a new field can prove to be a profitable venture only if risk and care are balanced precariously in limbo. Whether the pay off will be equivalent to the gamble taken is yet to be seen.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
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