It’s a photo-sharing application that sold to Facebook for $1 billion after rocketing to tens of millions of users in the span of a few months.
As simple as it sounds, it can be technically challenging to build an app like that. But with a startup called Parse, you can build it in a half hour.
Parse gives app developers a way to build an app that looks and feels great. Instead of wasting time coding the technical necessities like Facebook connectivity and push notifications, Parse users can drag and drop the functions right into their apps.
Parse powers some of the most popular apps in the world, including Band of the Day — a runner-up for App of the Year on Apple’s App Store, in a batch of more than 400,000 other applications. It’s used by 20,000 mobile developers—and that number grows 40 percent monthly.