Mark Zuckerberg's Surprise Speech




On Thursday, at Parse Developer Conference Mark Zuckerberg appears with a surprise speech. He told the folks that Facebook wants them to build more apps. He mirrored on his first day that what would eventually become the world’s largest social network. “I wish Parse was around back then,” he said.

Facebook bought Parse, a company lets you focus on creating unique & engaging apps on any platform. It is basically a cloud app platform for iOS, Android, JavaScript, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and OS X.

2 months back in June, Parse claimed that over 100,000 applications are using its services, up by 20,000 since Parse joined Facebook. Parse is still growing quickly, according to cofounder and CEO Ilya Sukhar.

Pars“The idea is that Parse fits into Facebook’s current vision, which is that Facebook Platform should be the top platform to build, grow, and monetize cross-platform applications,” Sukhar said.

On Thursday, Parse unveils 5 new products, 2 biggest additions are Background Jobs and Parse Analytics. Background Jobs allows developers to schedule recurring tasks, such as sending emails to users. A new analytics tool provides a dashboard to track any data points about an application.Along with that Parse also unveils the Unity SDK which brings Parse services to Unity games across all platforms.

As you watch Parse going forward, Parse will become the underlying layer that people build on, and pull in various Facebook services in when they need them,” Sukhar said in an interview. “That’s what we’re focused on, and that’s how the product will evolve.”
At Facebook, what were trying to do is build tools that help you do two things,” Zuckerberg said. “Build and grow your apps.”
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Benny Singh
Forever Tinkering With Gadgets

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