Backend as a Service (BaaS), sometimes called Mobile Backend is a Service (MBaaS) is a growing trend I’m monitoring at API Evangelist. I’m tracking on 20 providers in the space, with two newly added open-source BaaS platforms.
Beyond the research, stories and analysis on BaaS, I just added a BaaS panel at the API Strategy & Practice Conference in New York City, February 21st and 22nd. The panel will include six of the leading BaaS platforms:
- Marc Weil (@marcweil) of Cloudmine
- James Tamplin (@jamestamplin) of Firebase
- Miko Matasumura (@mikojava) of Kii
- Morgan Bickle (@morganbickle) of Kinvey
- Ilya Sukhar (@ilyasu) of Parse
- Ty Amell (@tyamell) of StackMob
API play a critical role in BaaS platforms by providing interfaces for the common services emerging in the BaaS space, like object storage, user management and location, to name a few, but also bring in other 3rd party services like Twitter and Facebook.
I will be moderating this new BaaS panel at APIStrat, and will make sure the discussion. Let me know if there are any questions about the space, you’d like to ask.
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