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Parse Closes Its Doors

Parse has closed its doors and is currently winding down its services.

Parse is a mobile backend as a service (BaaS) provider, which was created in 2011 by a number of ex-Google and Y Combinator employees. Parse was a tool used predominantly by mobile developers – although it could have been used in all sorts of situations other than mobile apps – to provide a suite of tools that most mobile apps use. The idea was to remove the hassle of creating a backend for your mobile app. Lots of mobile developers don’t have the skills or the interest in building and maintaining a scalable database or API that is quick, secure and optimised, which is where Parse came in.

In 2011 Parse gained venture capital of around $5.5M. In 2012 they reported that Parse was used by 20,000 mobile developers in even more apps. Their growth was at…