Tom Fox - March 5th, 2019

March Update

The Parse Platform has changed a lot over the past few months with the departure of one core contributor and the arrival of new contributors. We also look back at the successes of the last year and what’s in the works for the coming months.

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Kevin Lacker - January 17th, 2017

A Parse Shutdown Reminder

As we previously shared, the Parse service is shutting down at the end of this month. Specifically, we will disable the Parse service on Monday, January 30, 2017. Throughout the day we will be disabling the Parse API on an app-by-app basis. When your app is disabled, you will not be able to access the data browser or export any data, and your applications will no longer be able to access the Parse API.

Eric Nakagawa - November 30th, 2016

2016 Holiday App Store Freeze

The holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas is coming up in just three and a half weeks. This leaves app developers little time to enjoy a stress-free app update.

The ability to send push notifications from the Parse Dashboard has been requested by many of you. Powerful targeting, content building and rich options for sending pushes to your users is one of the pillars of Parse, and the ease of use of Parse Push is one of the things that makes Parse great. Now, we are bringing that ease of use to the Open Source Parse Server and Parse Dashboard, running on your own infrastructure. If you’ve configured push already, all you need to do is update your version of the Parse Server and Parse Dashboard and you can start sending pushes.

One of the key concepts behind Parse is the Query, which lets you tell the server which objects you need. The Query is based on a “pull” model. Every time you want to get new data, you run another query. For some applications, like realtime games or messaging systems, it’s more convenient if you can get a constant stream of object updates.

With the winding down of the Parse hosted service and the transition to the Open Source Parse Server, many of you have been asking how you will manage your app when it’s running on your own system. Today we are answering that question with Parse Dashboard. You can start using it today to manage the apps that you have already moved to Parse Server, your apps that are still on, and your apps that are still in development and running on Parse Server on your development machine. You can even manage them all from the same dashboard.

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