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Facebook's F8 keynote

CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook leaders take the stage at the social network's developer conference in San Francisco.

  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:18:15 PM
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:18:35 PM
    FB bought his company Parse in 2013 for a rumored $85 million
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:18:47 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:19:22 PM
    Ilya Sukhar started Parse, and now we're seeing how it folds into the Grand Master Facebook Plan.
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:19:27 PM
    Sukhar says building apps was like renventing the wheel over and over again
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:19:36 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:19:48 PM
    We're looking at a nice tall image of a data stack.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:20:02 PM
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:20:38 PM
    He says Parse is about letting devs just focus on their app, and not all the backend stuff like servers and operations
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:21:06 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:21:16 PM
    We're seeing an example using the F8 apps for this event.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:21:46 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:21:55 PM
    Since this conference is for devs, we're now looking at code, specifically, four lines of Objective C.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:22:12 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:22:29 PM
    This is the Parse core we're seeing, which condenses a lot of code into a smaller nugget.
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:23:09 PM
    Sukhar showing code to go through some of Parse's offerings
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:23:17 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:23:17 PM
    iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Unity, JavaScript are all supported.
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:23:44 PM
    Parse serves 260,000 apps, he says
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:23:50 PM
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:24:05 PM
    140,000 new developers using it this year
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:24:19 PM
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:24:28 PM
    New Parse customers include Samsung, Showtime, Orbitz
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:24:46 PM
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:24:50 PM
    "It's not just Silicon Valley customers anymore, but there are stilly plenty of those too"
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:24:53 PM
    Flixster, Vevo, Barclay's bank, Sesame Street all use Parse. Yes, Sesame Street.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:25:25 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:26:10 PM
    Growth Analytics will help developers track how people engage with the app.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:26:12 PM
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:26:32 PM
    Sukhar showing off the growth dashboard a dev can see
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:26:37 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:26:51 PM
    It's a simple dashboard that's easy to understand at a glance, but it isn't clear how this compares to other tools that sentiment-hounds also already use.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:27:10 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:27:29 PM
    There are also tools to show off retention percentages, the goal is to see how changes to the app affects users.
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:28:35 PM
    Sukhar is musing about times when people are frustrated because they can't get an Internet connection.
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:28:49 PM
    Wise guy in the audience yells, "like right now."
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:29:22 PM
    Sukhar announces Parse Local Datastore
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:29:31 PM
    Offline data storage lends itself well to a lot of apps, especially music and mapping.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:29:35 PM
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:29:35 PM
    it allows people to build apps that work better offline
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:29:53 PM
    And email, of course. Mayyyybe Facebook, too. Maybe.
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:30:41 PM
    Sukhar is appealing to the dev-centric audience. Waxing poetic about the beauty of URLs
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:30:42 PM
    "The URL is the fundamental unit of sharing."
  • Richard Nieva 4/30/2014 5:31:05 PM
    "It's a shame that it's not really a big deal on mobile right now," Sukhar says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:31:33 PM
    I do have a bone to pick about URLs on mobile. I'm actually Type A enough to manually shorten my links on mobile before pasting them onto the socialnets.
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