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Application Development with Parse using iOS SDK

Bhanu Birani

Parse lets you focus on creating engaging apps on any platform while keeping your data and code in the cloud. It’s a mold-breaking approach to mobile app development and this tutorial brings you right up to speed.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783550333
Paperback112 pages

About This Book

  • Build your applications using Parse iOS which serves as a complete cloud-based backend service
  • Understand and write your code on cloud to minimize the load on the client side
  • Learn how to create your own applications using Parse SDK, with the help of the step- by- step, practical tutorials

Who This Book Is For

If you are a developer who wants to build your applications instantly using Parse iOS as a back end application development, this book is ideal for you. This book will help you to understand Parse, featuring examples to help you get familiar with the concepts of Parse iOS.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Parse
Parse backend service
Advantages of using Parse
Setting up accounts and applications on Parse
Integrating Parse in an iOS project
Setting up Parse
Chapter 2: Parse Objects and Queries
Parse objects
Operations on Parse objects
Relations and data types
Working with queries
Relational and complex queries
Chapter 3: Subclasses and Files
Subclassing PFObject
Customizing properties and methods
Handling files
Tracking progress
Chapter 4: Parse Analytics
Integrating Parse analytics
Reading analytics data
Data usage
Advantages of analytics
Chapter 5: Push Notifications
Setting up push notifications
Creating your provisioning profile
Sending push notifications
Sending notifications
Using advanced targeting
Receiving push notifications
Responding to payload
Chapter 6: Users and Roles
User login
Logging in
Resetting passwords
Providing security
Assigning roles
Chapter 7: Social Media Integration
Integrating Facebook
Integrating Twitter
Chapter 8: Using Cloud Functions
The cloud code
Chapter 9: Error Handling and Security
Error handling
Securing your application data
Exporting data

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to handle objects and queries in Parse
  • Work with subclasses and files, to use the Parse iOS cloud to save data
  • Discover how to configure your application on Parse along with its installation in your project
  • Use Parse analytics for tracking users’ activity on applications
  • Understand user creation with login process and user roles to secure data on Parse iOS cloud
  • Get to grips with the different ways to handle errors along with securing your data on cloud

In Detail

Parse using iOS SDK is a new technology, and is the first of its kind in the field of mobile application development. It provides you the cloud where you can keep your data, host your code, and even your website without any hassle. It provides SDK so that you can access your data through your mobile and web applications.

This practical, hands- on guide will help you to instantly get started with Parse iOS. It is packed with step- by- step exercises, which will help you to take advantage of the real power of the Parse iOS cloud backend service, and provides you with an example- based approach to help you build applications using Parse iOS.

Starting with Parse iOS installation, we will move onto integration, and finally, this guide will end with the development of an application using Parse iOS. You will also learn about securing your application data by specifying ACL and Roles to your data objects. We will also learn about configuration in detail, and the implementation of cloud code to make your application lighter on the client side. You can take advantage of iCloud by hosting your website as well.

You will learn everything that you need to know to develop your application using Parse iOS as a backend.


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