Tim Nugent, University of Tasmania
Track: Web & HTML5; Audience: Intermediate
Parse is a cloud-based backend service, designed to make a developers job a little bit easier by avoiding having to write boilercode. Rather than having to build a backend service and deal with serialisation, storage, transfer, security and the billion other issues associated with backends, Parse can take care of it letting us lazy developers focus on features.
This talk will begin with the basics of adding Parse into an iOS project and sending, storing and retrieving simple data.
Finally the talk will discuss and demonstrate how to use some of Parses more advanced functionality, including user accounts, social network integration, geolocation handling and finally file transfer and mobile push.
The presentation will finish up with a basic comparison of Parse and iCloud and why you probably want to be using Parse over iCloud.