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Parse Roundup

December 9, 2014ByNancy Xiao

In the last few months, Parse has been hard at work building products and updates that consistently propel our mission forward: making mobile development more seamless, secure, and scalable than ever before. As we close out 2014, we're proud to share that to date, over half a million apps have been built with Parse by hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide.

Today, we are announcing two new Parse products: Crash Reporting and Local Datastore for iOS. These new products come on the heels of several new tools we've recently released to make the nuts and bolts of cross-platform app development easier than ever:

  • Localization of Parse Docs: Our docs and selected customer stories are now available in Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Japanese, and Russian

  • Push A/B Testing: You can now A/B test your push messaging for the most effective engagement possible with people who use your app. View the screencast and A/B testing best practices here

  • Clone Your Apps: Easily clone your apps to directly manage development and production environments

  • The New ParseUI for iOS: Our collection of user interface components have been completely redesigned, in addition to many under-the-hood improvements

Now, we're excited to release our two newest products to help you take your app to the next level:

Crash Reporting

Parse Crash Reporting is the simplest way to register, track, and resolve crashes in your apps. Being able to capture and fix crashes efficiently means fewer frustrated users, and better retention--one of the most important metrics to any developer. While we know there are a number of third-party crash reporting tools you can use, we hope that by adding Parse Crash Reporting, we can reduce the complexity that comes with using different Parse SDKs, learning new APIs, and even monitoring multiple dashboards. Instead, you can now manage crash reports right within the Parse dashboard you're already familiar with.

Local Datastore for iOS

How many times have you opened an app and stared at a loading screen for minutes, only to be confronted with the dreaded, “No internet connection”? Most mobile applications are simply clients that display data straight from a server, losing all functionality without an internet connection. How great would it be, though, if an app worked regardless of bad reception or lack of connectivity? In the spring, we solved this problem with the release of Parse Local Datastore—but at the time, it was available only for Android. Starting today, you can implement the same functionality for iPhones and iPads everywhere, as well.

We are truly looking forward to seeing what you create with these new tools and products. Happy building!