My sincere thanks to Backbeam for sponsoring my writing this week. Backbeam lets you focus on building your apps, without worrying about the associated services and server infrastructure. It offers cloud storage, push notifications, authentication, REST services, and plenty more.
Mobile apps are becoming more complicated to build every day. New
devices offer new frameworks and technologies; users demand new
functionalities. Meanwhile, the development cycle does not seem to get
any easier. Implementing new functionality requires many steps: change
the database schema, write a migration code, change backend logic,
update the web service, deploy in development, and finally, deploy in
production. Only in that moment can you start developing the actual
feature you wanted to implement in your mobile app.
What if you could do everything on the fly without writing a single line
of code, modifying a single configuration file, or restarting any
service? If only there was a service that allowed you to focus on the
actual features rather than waste time on that old-fashioned development
There is! Backbeam.io provides you with a complete platform for building
mobile apps with many services implemented out of the box: push
notifications, user authentication, email delivery, separated
development, and production environments. Unlike other similar services,
Backbeam provides you with a complete database featuring advanced
functionalities such as complex queries (joins!), full text, rich data
types, geo-queries, and a full featured control panel where you can
browse the dataset in a user-friendly way.