Infographic: Mobile Backend-as-a-Service Ecosystem

Adam DuVander
Feb. 09 2012, 01:00PM EST

There are now a number of backend-as-a-service companies focused on mobile developers. We list 6 backend APIs that help with common mobile tasks, including the Cocoafish API, which was today acquired by Appcelerator. But it's a much bigger ecosystem, as shown in the infographic below.

The graphic was created by one of the players, Kinvey, and shared in GigaOm's coverage.

We have previously covered backend-as-a-service companies and how they help make developers more efficient.

Via G. Hussain Chinoy

Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact editor@programmableweb.com Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.

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