Back when I was figuring out which MBaaS to use to power Jewelbots app backend a few months ago, I chose Parse. Luckily, I included an entire write-up on all the MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) providers I could find at the time.
Since listing the dead ones would be not useful, I’ll list only the ones that are “Alive”, plus new ones I’ve found.
I’m limiting my search to companies that provide a MBaaS and host it for you.
|AnyPresence||Unclear||Not Provided. Contact wall||Alive|
|App42||Startup MBaaS + Managed Analytics||$0-$99||Alive|
|Appcelerator Cloud||MBaaS + App Platform SDK||$39-$259||Alive|
|Apstrata||Indie MBaaS||<$800/month for Startup ($.08 per user)||Alive|
|Buddy||Enterprise MBaaS (unknown, they hide the service behind a “ContactWall”)||Unknown (call for demo/pricing)||Alive|
|Cloud Mine||Enterprise MBaaS||ContactWall (Call for pricing/demo)||Alive|
|Feed Henry||Enterprise MBaaS||Unknown (ContactWall)||Alive (Acquired by Redhat in Late 2014)|
|IKnode||MBaaS||$9/month||Alive? – Last commit to their Repo June 2015.|
|Kii||Enterprise MBaaS? (Unclear from their site)||ContactWall – Call for Pricing/Demo||Alive|
|Kinto||Startup/Open Source MBaaS||Free||Alive|
|Kinvey||Enterprise MBaaS||$2000/month (Free for Startups)||Alive|
|Kumulos||Startup MBaaS||$10/month based on “fair usage” (not defined)||Alive|
|Windows Azure Mobile||MBaaS||Totally confusing||Alive|
Since we were always just using Parse for development, we’ll be moving our infrastructure to AWS; and will likely at least document (if not open source it) when it’s done.
2 thoughts on “What are some Alternatives to Parse?”
Hi, I’m a developer and used to Parse.com. When I knew it would shut down, I began to look for alternatives and found http://www.back4app.com. I’m happy with my choice, there are several tools that serves me, and best of all, I managed to migrate my project in just 5 minutes!
iKnode is still alive. The SDK has remained stable. The actual platform has been updated constantly.