Parse is a suite of toolkit and support system that aims at developers’ launching. Parse was acquired by Facebook at $85 million in 2013. Facebook planned to avail of this platform to become a real Cloud provider to rival with Amazon, Google and Microsoft.
Parse’s co-founder Kevin Lacker announced that they will close down the Parse service by Jan 28, 2017. He mentioned that they were proud of Parse for helping many users to create the excellent mobile Apps. But they need to focus their concetrate on other aspects.
This news surprised the public. Parse SDK added the feature to support Apple TV and Apple Watch some time ago. However, Facebook did not move Parse to its data center after the acquisition, using the Amazon service instead.
It is not a easy job for data transfer. But Parse will try to make the transder easier. Parse will keep maintain the backstag service and offer some toolkit to help the developers to transfer data in a year. Parse has alread released two toolkits so far.
One is for data transfer that allows Parse applications to move to MongoDB database. Parse API will be able to run on the new database during the transfering process. The Parse applications don’t have to end the operation.
Another is Parse Server. Users can use it to run mostly Parse API on their Node.js server. The developers are able to create their Parse service.
The Q4 2015 earning report of Facebook showed, 80% of its ad revenue is coming from mobile devices. Facebook might change its strategy and layout on mobile devices.