IBM announced v2 of its Watson IoT APIs last August. The company has now announced the pending removal of v1. IBM has yet to set an exact date, but plans to announce such information soon. v2 includes all v1 features plus new additions and enhanced ability to integrate with third party apps.
Parse, a leading backend-as-a-Service mobile SDK provider, has launched a new service called Cloud Code making it possible for app developers to add custom backend code that is easily accessible by any client (iOS, Android, HTML5, or via the REST API) without servers.