Migrating From PARSE

Developers are still in dilemma over the shocking announcement of Facebook winding up ParseParse has been developers’ first choice when talking backend. It provided an easy to use backend system for your apps which could get you up and running in minutes. We really appreciate how Parse enabled mobile-first teams to build apps at lightning speed. But now that it is shutting down, it is imperative to migrate. 

We have helped one of our client with an easy migration from Parse to a fully managed MongoDB solution.

The Challenge

We had developed a complete mobile based platform for the client- Paragoni LLC. The solution was developed using Parse as a backend to maintain the database and the cloud code. Client's requirement was to completely move the backend to any other best alternative of Parse in quick time and without compromising quality and security. Being a trusted provider, NewGenApps was hired to build this solution. 

Our Strategy

NewGenApps developed the iOS application solution and hosted open source parse server code on AWS Cloud. The open source option enables some features of parse as a base to build customized solution and we used AWS Services like:

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  • AWS Beanstalk
  • AWS EC2
  • Installed Node 4.3
  • MongoDB version 2.6.X or 3.0.X
  • Python 2.x (For Windows users, 2.7.1 is the required version)
  • AWS CLI
  • AWS S3
  • AWS Mobile Analytics for analytics generation
  • MongoLabs
  • Database setup
  • User Administration

The Result

The client was happy as we suggested the best alternative for migration and performed the complete migration in less than a week. The client has already partnered with us for new assignments and looks to us for technology guidance.

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