2/5/2014 6:27:27 PM
Parse Introduces Bolts! An Open Source Library Making Building Apps Even Easier!
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Parse Introduces Bolts! An Open Source Library Making Building Apps Even Easier!



Richard Harris Richard Harris in Programming Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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Bolts is a collection of open-source, low-level libraries designed to make developing mobile apps easier. The first components of Bolts is "Tasks", which makes it easier to write asynchronous code. Using Bolts does not require using any Parse or Facebook services, nor does it require having a Parse or Facebook developer account. Simply download the jar or framework file and drop it into your project. Or you can download the source directly from GitHub. Documentation for all of the components in Bolts is available on GitHub as well, so go check it out today!

Parse Push Adds Support for GCM

The Parse Android SDK now supports using Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) to receive push notifications. This allows your Parse app to receive pushes over a connection that is shared with other apps using GCM and maximizes battery life.

Adding Third-Party Authentication to Your Web App

We’ve added a new tutorial and example code for a simple web app, "Login With GitHub”, which demonstrates how you can integrate any third party login. A live demo of this app can be found here. Check out the tutorial and browse the source code for more information.

A Fresh Take on the Quickstart Experience

We've given the Quickstart a makeover that we know you're going to love. Go check out the updates and let us know if you have any questions or feedback in the forum.

The Dirty Outlaw

Is your ParseObject dirty? Visit the blog to find out, and learn more about using isDirty to simplify your app development.

Parse.Object's dirtyKeys

Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to prevent users from editing one of the fields of a ParseObject? Or have you ever needed to check which field of a ParseObject has been modified? No need to worry ladies and gentlemen, it’s Parse.Object‘s dirtyKeys to the rescue!

Parse February 2014 Events

Parse and Facebook are going to be at DeveloperWeek this year and we're both hosting the official After Party on 2/20, as well as having a Bay Area Meetup on 2/19. Head over to the blog for details and to RSVP to these great events!


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