Migrating the data and setting up your own Parse Server is one of the most preferred options as Parse bids goodbye soon. Open source Parse Server and Dashboard are an excellent replacement for Parse.com with the support from Parse community. Many look at it as a great potential framework as you can develop according to your needs and get improvements and new features from developer’s community. Parse open-source already supports many features of Parse.com but here are some of them which are yet to be open sourced.
There are two important announcements from Parse.
- Post April 28th, apps which have not migrated their database would assume a lower priority of traffic.
- Parse will ultimately shut down after January 28th.
If you are half way through developing an app, you must be deciding about the right time to migrate.
You need not be panicking right now because the performance that Parse will deliver it’s enough to finish your app’s development. Additionally. The April 28th deadline has no impact on you because there are no users for your app yet.
But there are other good reasons to move now, especially to anticipate issues on Parse migration and on to adapt Parse features. You need to figure out alternatives to build, host and manage your app.
Let’s analyse some scenarios:
Last Friday, giving further evidence that the powerful Parse open source framework will not die, Parse developer’s team opened the Dashboard code. The dashboard is one of the main components on Parse platform together with the Parse Server and Database.
Facebook decided to no longer host apps on its developer platform Parse and released an Open Source of the product. The Open Source version is called Parse Server and can be download using the button below.
Parse Server Download
The link will direct you to Github where you will be able to download Parse Server . You have the following options to run Parse Server.
- Run locally
- Create your own Parse Server
- Parse Server Hosting
Please use the Parse Server wiki to select the best option for you.