Facebook gets into the Dev Tool Business with the purchase of Parse
Facebook acquires Parse, a cloud service company that makes it easier for developers to build mobile apps by providing them with a hosted back-end infrastructure, the companies have announced. The deal appears to put Facebook in the business of selling application development tools. By making Parse a part of Facebook Platform it enable developers to rapidly build apps that span mobile platforms and devices. Parse provides a suite of services, including data storage and push notifications, that allows developers to focus on building their apps and not have to worry about managing servers and other back-end infrastructure. Read the full story here.