Infographic: Mobile Backend-as-a-Service Ecosystem

Adam DuVander, February 9th, 2012

CocoafishThere 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

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3 Responses to “Infographic: Mobile Backend-as-a-Service Ecosystem”

June 28th, 2012
at 5:39 am
Comment by: Marcus

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July 27th, 2012
at 10:10 am
Comment by: Kelly Rice

Hey Adam, thanks for posting our infographic! A whole lot has changed in the space since February, so we’ve updated the map to include new players, acquisitions, fundraising, etc. Thought you might be interested in seeing the updated version. You can find it here:

November 7th, 2012
at 10:07 am
Comment by: Are You Ready for Cloud 2.0? | CCO7

[...] the ‘as-a-Service’ team.  Some of the new recruits are Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS), and lately we’ve been hearing a lot about Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS.)Metal-as-a-Service is [...]

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