More Good Reasons to Work with Back4app

More Good Reasons to Work with Back4app

Barely two months remain to the scheduled closure of Parse.com on 28th January 2017. If there are any developers or enterprises out there still pondering which alternative App development and Parse Server hosting solution to choose, final decision time is here. Recent major improvements in Back4app’s Parse Server platform ensure that it continues to provide the most efficient and economical alternative to Parse.com. New clients soon recognise that Back4app is much more than an acceptable substitute but in many respects, it offers them far superior service levels than the competition. When you consider factors such as App migration, performance, reliability, customer support, flexible user plans and the availability of many other valuable features Back4app becomes the professional app developer’s preferred platform choice.

No Treading Water

Backend development resource provision needs to be as dynamic as the app development processes they support. The Back4app team is pleased with the range and nature of the services they currently provide, but they remain dedicated to continually improving the feature range and value. Within the last month, Back4app introduced support for custom analytics, multiple user accounts and support for front-end code. Now an additional new set of platform improvements makes it possible to utilise even more of Parse Server’s great potential and to duplicate features that parse.com users so highly value.

Manage Parse Server Versions

It is easier than ever to keep up to date with the latest Parse Server version and so ensure full compatibility between app and server version. All it takes is a single click on the Change Version option to upgrade or downgrade server versions.

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Export JSON files

Users can directly export JSON files directly from the dashboard with a single click. Back4app now gives users exactly the same options they have in Parse.com to select the data they want to export with the file sent directly to their mail box. The actual procedure could not be any simpler:

1.     Select the data to export.

2.     Select the Export this data from the options menu.

3.     Click the Export button – the data is immediately sent to your mailbox.

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Note: You should update your Parse Server to the most recent version to enable this feature.

Import JSON Files

As well as exporting JSON files, it is easy to import JSON files into Parse Classes with the import file tool:

1.     Select the class to import

2.     Select Import data from the options menu.

3.     Click the Upload a File button – the file is sent to your mailbox.

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Note: You should update your Parse Server to the most recent version to enable this feature.

Webhooks

Webhooks server to server communications keeps developers informed on app events connected with various user and device interactions. They are free to work in their preferred coding language and define a URL to receive a POST linked with a trigger, for example, beforeSave and afterSave on objects, or when a certain cloud function is called. As long as the server is running and the cloud code is able to integrate with webhooks, they can take advantage of this useful callback requests arrangement.

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Jobs on Parse Dashboard

For the developer’s convenience, Back4App’s powerful Jobs management feature is now also available from the Parse Dashboard.

 

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Comments ( 2 )

  1. Replyfvimagination
    I don't see the Export/Import JSON data buttons in my dashboard, is it still not implemented?
    • ReplyAlysson Melo
      You should at first update your Parse Server Version.

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