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Harold Mansfield
02-03-2016, 02:00 PM
It's always a risk having a business developing on other people's platforms. Anyone who has developed Twitter apps knows what I'm talking about.
Now Facebook is closing Parse.

Parse is a mobile development platform that Facebook purchased in 2013 and was promised to be it's key developer tool/service.
Now they've decided to close it leaving developers out in the cold

Parse will still operate until January 28, 2017, so developers have time to move their products over to other platforms. That will still be quite a hassle for the devs behind the 600,000 apps built on the platform. Forcing developers into changes, especially ones as drastic as this, can shake their trust. In the future when Facebook opens opportunities for developers, like the chat bot SDK (http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/05/facebook-messenger-bots/) we recently discovered, they might be apprehensive about investing time and resources into platforms from a company with a poor history of continued support.


Facebook Shutters Its Parse Developer Platform | TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/28/facebook-shutters-its-parse-developer-platform/)

Was anyone here using Parse to develop for Facebook?
Will you still develop for Facebook or have they ruined your trust in them?

Brian Altenhofel
02-03-2016, 04:20 PM
A lot of my thoughts are along these same lines: Why Facebook's Parse shutdown is good news for all of us | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Ron Palmeri, Layer (http://venturebeat.com/2016/01/30/why-facebooks-parse-shutdown-is-good-news-for-all-of-us/)

Owen
02-09-2016, 01:09 PM
That really sucks. Parse looked like a really good service, every time I attempted making an app I used Parse.