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Expert Android by Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLean

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Chapter    13

Introduction to Cloud Storage with Parse

Some of your mobile applications may require the ability to store data on a server. This data may be as simple as the user profiles. Or, if your application is a game, you may want to store user scores. Or, your application might be collaborative, in which case one user may need to see data created by another user. Or, you may want to provide your mobile application with cross-device synching features.

These types of data use need a server available to your mobile application as a service. This server-side technology space, especially for mobile needs, now has a name. It is called BaaS: Backend As A Service. There are now a large number of companies in this BaaS space. Typical features offered ...

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