17 November 2016
A cloud-based mobile app platform, Parse allows users adding ascendable backend for a mobile application with full features on OSes like Android, iOS and Windows and a number of hybrid and cross-platform tech. That was implemented by hundreds of developers the world over. In January, mega social networking site Facebook had made an announcement that it was going to wind down their Parse services. However, for making easier for the Parse developers for continuing the work, Microsoft yesterday publicized Parse Server on Azure Managed Services.
A Parse Server implementation has been created, which incorporates a full-featured Azure Services and brought it to Azure Marketplace. The developers can spin up Parse Server version 2.1.4.
- Parse Server 2.1.4 powered by Azure App Service
- File adapter powered by Azure Storage
- NoSQL data adapter powered by Azure DocumentDB
- Push notifications powered by Azure Notification Hubs
- UI-based management usign the Parse Dashboard
Those consumers, who use the template before or until June 1st this year, stand to get a gratis DocumentDB account, which is limited to 10 DocumentDB Standard assortments. The free usage shall help in evaluating the template as well as the migration of the Parse app.