In a surprise move Parse/Facebook announced that they are shutting down Parse, the hugely popular Mobile App Service – Parse.com
Facebook had acquired it in 2013 to help small mobile developers build apps using Facebook tools and servers.
Its bad news for people who have come to rely on the developer platform for things like providing facebook login, push notifications, analytics and a server back end for applications.
On Jan. 28, 2017, Facebook will stop providing those services.
About 600,000 apps use Parse.
According to official announcement via blog post – http://blog.parse.com/announcements/moving-on/
Developers who don’t want to rewrite their applications to work with a new back-end service provider can follow a migration guide from Parse to make their applications work with an independent MongoDB instance and a new open-source Parse Server that’s running on Salesforce owned developer platform provider Heroku.
Parse – http://www.parse.com