Parse to shut down on 28 Jan 2017

Kevin Lacker writes on the Parse blog,

We have a difficult announcement to make. Beginning today we’re winding down the Parse service, and Parse will be fully retired after a year-long period ending on January 28, 2017. We’re proud that we’ve been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps, but we need to focus our resources elsewhere.

We understand that this won’t be an easy transition, and we’re working hard to make this process as easy as possible. We are committed to maintaining the backend service during the sunset period, and are providing several tools to help migrate applications to other services.

Parse will release a database migration tool and will open source ParseServer. Regardless, this is going to come as a blow to a large segment of the iOS developer community.

More details at the New York Times.


  • That is a big blow to the mobile development community relying on Parse.

    However it is nothing new with MBaaS, Paypal did the same with Stackmob and one of our clients was wise enough to heed that warning and stay away from hosted MBaaS.

    My views on the move from Facebook –

  • I’m a web and mobile developer. Parse it is a good solution for a quick app backend setup but I never realized build big things over there. To me the most important to me is no vendor lock-in I see as very important to have full control over what I’m developing. I started to use a great platform and Im happy with the results. I recommend it as a migration option. At any moment you can have your code totally portable.