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Your top app backend options now that Parse is shutting down

Your top app backend options now that Parse is shutting down

Technology: General, What's Hot
Facebook acquired Parse, a mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) company in April 2013 but now they have announced that the app-hosting service is shutting down. Here are the top choices to replace Parse in your system. Applicasa Applicasa is an MBaaS which labeled themselves as a “One-Stop-Shop”, a complete package. What’s good about it is that they have a unique business model wherein they charge monthly per number of users, not on the number of API calls. They also offer adaptive pricing – the pricing model scales in proportion with the growth of your user base. Firebase It is a better choice than Parse for gamers and other applications that are highly interactive since it observes a model-observer scheme. Data changes on the server are automatically pushed out to all devices that are reg
Uganda launches one stop web portal for easy access of government services

Uganda launches one stop web portal for easy access of government services

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The Government of Uganda, through the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), initiated eBiz, a One Stop Centre web portal which paves way for fast and convenient access to government services. This initiative by Uganda is in track with worldwide best practices for effective and efficient data sharing among different government agencies. This move is forecasted to increase the business ventures of the nation. The eBiz web portal will enable traders, entrepreneurs, and investors to apply permits and licenses which are necessary for doing business in Uganda. List of requirements for applications are specified to make it a reliable source of information for all applicants. Services offered include guiding information for Foreign Investors and Local Entrepreneurs, applying for Land title verif
Opera holds press conference to discuss its free mobile VPN alternative Opera Max

Opera holds press conference to discuss its free mobile VPN alternative Opera Max

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Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a network that is created using public wires through the internet to connect to a private network. Opera introduces a new addition for VPN applications called Opera Max.The Opera Max is a free app which enables Android users to save data while browsing large photos and streaming videos and music using WiFi connection and mobile data. The Opera Max is a free app which enables Android users to save data while browsing large photos and streaming videos and music using WiFi connection and mobile data. Opera Max is not a VPN app that lets you avoid Netflix geo-restrictions since the video streaming service is serious in hunting down VPNs. It is just an app that compresses video size and allows you to save data while streaming your favorite videos. To discuss ...
Twitter substitutes Favorites’ Star feature for Hearts

Twitter substitutes Favorites’ Star feature for Hearts

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Twitter is going through a process that is seeing a total revamp of the company and with the amount of changes we're seeing these days, its hard to even keep up at all with them anymore. The new wave started with the announcement that the social platform is looking to increase the tweet count from 140 characters to a still unknown number, then followed the launch of the Twitter Moments which we must say, is a laudable improvement over the ordinary hashtag feature. Then and again, Twitter introduced the ad for Moments feature and now, they have come with yet another feature as Twitter replaces the Favorite (star) feature that we've been used to over years with the Love (Heart) symbol. This means that we can no longer choose tweets to be favorites, but we can express our love for them. You...