The Parse SDK platform provides a backend solution for mobile applications. The goal is to reduce the need for writing server code or maintaining servers. Those familiar with web frameworks like ASP.NET MVC will notice many similar principles applied to the platform.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. App Development and DevOps Tools APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
The new Contentful API seeks to disrupt current content management workflows with an API-first approach. The API service uses a presentation agnostic platform to allow content to be distributed across any device or application. Built from the knowledge and experience gained when Contentful founders managed StorageRoom – a platform used by over 1,000 international customers to push content to applications – the new Contentful has taken the lessons learned to create a wholly new content management system.