Facebook is shutting down its Parse developer platform

Facebook is shutting down Parse, a mobile development platform that it acquired in 2013 for $85 million. The shut down was announced via a blog post by Parse co-founder Kevin Lacker, who says that developers leveraging the platform will have a year to migrate their apps before Parse shuts down completely on January 28, 2017. Says Lacker:

We understand that this won't be an easy transition, and we're working hard to make this process as easy as possible. We are committed to maintaining the backend service during the sunset period, and are providing several tools to help migrate applications to other services.

For those unfamiliar, Parse is a platform for handling server backend, push notifications and other tools that allow developers to speed up development of mobile apps. Amazon, Microsoft and Google offer similar tools, and Parse says that it will offer tools for migrating databases and more. For more from Parse, be sure to check out the full blog post at the source link below.

Source: Parse; Via: ZDNet

Dan Thorp-Lancaster