A service offered by a Texas-based startup is allowing developers to hand off their ‘back-end’ to the service so they can put coding time and effort into the front end of their app development.
“We’re passionate about Backendless because it is a paradigm shifting technology. It could have a profound impact on the whole generation of software developers and completely change the way applications are built,” says Founder and CEO, Mark Piller.
“Our core differentiators are that we support language agnostics for data structure transfer, audio/video broadcasting and recording for mobile devices, client-side code generation, standalone deployment, and versioning capabilities.”
By removing the need for writing code on the server-side, Backendless allows for users to develop applications 50 to 100% faster than normal, giving developers the chance to focus more on the application logic and the client-side of the applications.
The subscription-based service, starting with a free tier, is available in two different “flavors”. One is the online version, which offers a fully managed backend-as-a-service, while the other is the Enterprise Edition, offering the same set of functions for self-hosted deployments. Users can benefit from 100% development productivity increase while having complete control over the infrastructure and keeping their data securely on-site.
The startup has been recognized by Gartner as a sample vendor in multiple research papers. Backendless also received international recognition as second-runners-up in the IDCEE 2013 Startup Competition, and its services are now ready for General Availability release.