Infographic: Mobile Backend-as-a-Service Ecosystem

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 The former ProgrammableWeb Executive Editor, Adam is an API expert now helping regular people connect them at Zapier. Previously he worked at API companies SendGrid and Orchestrate, and wrote for Wired and Webmonkey. Adam is also the author of mapping API cookbook Map Scripting 101. Find him at

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