Facebook Shuts Parse Mobile Dev Platform
The social media giant Facebook has announced plans to shut down Parse, the mobile developer platform it acquired back in 2013 for $85 million. Facebook says it will slowly wind down its developer services, officially shutting everything off one year from today.
Explaining the reason behind this decision Facebook spokesman Michael Kirkland said in a statement, “Moving forward we want to dedicate more resources to high-impact products and services in areas like analytics, monetization, discovery, and authentication. And Parse just doesn’t fit into that anymore.”