The Backendless ActionScript SDK by Backendless calls the Backendless REST API which provides a platform to develop apps with. This platform includes services such as user management, app analytics, and geolocation.
Applications have not historically been designed to leverage third party cloud services. With the rise of cloud platforms has come new ways of managing and deploying applications in the cloud. The floodgates are open, and services are emerging to complement the capabilities of these cloud platforms.