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.
StackMob has two obvious components in its value proposition to developers: providing boilerplate web application code and supporting APIs with deployment and versioning features. This is a space occupied by at least 5 companies, all still in beta.