A convincing 85 percent of businesses said that mobile app development is either "important," "very important," or "essential" to their business, yet more than half complain about the high cost associated with DevOps and infrastructure provisioning in developing those apps.
Startup moBack announced Thursday that it is launching a self-deployable private mobile backend-as-a-service platform, designed to help developers build and deploy mobile and web apps.
Appcelerator today announced the release of Arrow, a rebranding of some of its mobile backend-as-a-service offerings with a few new features. The relaunch will include a tiered payment plan that the company hopes will resonate with independent developers and startups.
As more enterprises deploy custom mobile applications, mobile backend-as-a-service will become the "new frontier" in enterprise mobile app development.
Mobile apps are designed to use the native capabilities of mobile devices, requiring a unique design where the app's execution is divided between the local device and server stack. Mobile backend-as-a-service has grown up as a way to bridge that divide.
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Amazon is launching a number of cloud-based products that it hopes will enable to dominate the mobile backend as a service market.
Mobile app success isn't always everything it's cracked up to be. Increased consumer usage can put a severe drain on server performance, storage capacity and user data management resources. This is where the concept of working with a mobile backend as-a-service (MBaaS) provider comes in. MBaaS refers to vendors that offer tools for hosting the infrastructure behind an app or mobile game via cloud computing. Feature