Hi there QuickBlox developers! Hope you are doing good and happy new year!
It is our great pleasure to inform you that Android SDK 0.7 has been released by QuickBlox team.
Please check following resources
We have covered all QuickBlox APIs and add some extra features like tasks which simplify the development of your mobile application.
Please update your apps and stay tuned!
Mobile Backend as a Service, (MBaaS) could be easily described as the merge between App Development and Cloud Computing; moreover, a technology which enables Mobile Developers to reduce effort, cost and time to market for their Apps using backend services and features on the Cloud. In this growing environment there are a lot of options and flavours, according to the needs of the developers. Some of them provide tools, SDKs, APIs, Cross Platform Code Generation, Social Media integration, Advertisement and Monetizing. In other words, these platforms are a powerful tool and resource for mobile developers.
To understand this trend and environment, Kinvey has been doing a great effort with the Mobile Cloud Backend as a Service Ecosystem Map, since Febraury 2012, which tracks the activities in the ecosystem, such as partnerships, merging, acquisitions, a roadmap of the BaaS Environment. Consequently many BaaS vendors (like QuickBlox, Kii and many others) asked them to be in the Map, however we need to be patient to be included, due to the growth of the industry (BaaS) and the research required to devise the partnerships, acquisition, ownership and investment.
The Ecosystem Map provides information about the industry trends of Backend Services, furthermore, it is also important analyze which companies are on the MBaaS industry and review their products and services. As a result, QuickBlox is building a mind map which focuses on the MBaaS offering, such as platforms (iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, JS, HTML5), products or modules (Data, Users, Location support) and features of the tools provided. Here is to link to browse the map
Mobile Backend as a Service – MindMap
The purpose is to create an interactive way to browse and visualize the MBaaS features; which it would be really useful for vendors and developers. If you have any feedback or suggestion, just let me know.
Happy New Year 2013!
Supporters and sources:
• All the QuickBlox team, and the research initiative from Nate and Taras
• Backend as a Service Ecosystem Map, really interesting effort from the Kinvey Team
• BaaS Branch discussion created by Alexander Ainslie
• Mobile Backend as a Service Roundup and the Future of Web APIs by Kin Lane
• 50 Backend APIs: CloudMine, Mydigitalstructure and QuickBlox by Wendell Santos
QuickBlox will become better, easier to use and will roll out more innovative features in the coming year. What are the most important trends of 2013? Here is our take on them.
- WebRTC and Firefox Marketplace (along with Firefox OS). Very important – watch this space seeing how web is starting to play a bigger role with better browser, OS and mobile integration.
- For the mobile cloud backends world there is a very good roundup by Miko Matsumura: Series A Crunch Will Wash Out Small MBaaS Mobile Backend-as-a-Service Providers. Lots of useful detail and some forecast. We only want to add that QuickBlox is profitable, powerful as never before, we are better than competition in many aspects (such as API comprehensiveness, Chat features, cross platform coverage), have a great active user base of developers and enterprises using us along with some plans for rolling out new exciting features and opportunities for our users in beginning 2013. So QuickBlox is there to stay. Stay tuned for updates.
- BlackBerry 10 is a new emerging platform which is going to be released in the end of January 2013. We strongly believe in it and wish RIM good luck with its launch. The market is still unsure and the world will be watching so the more exciting it would be to witness the success of the new smartphone platform. We will continue to support iOS, Android, BlackBerry 5,6,7, Windows Phone and Web developers but BlackBerry 10 gets full support from QuickBlox as well, SDK and code samples are in development right now and you will soon see some great QuickBlox integrations in BB10 apps.
- Cross-platform and Single Sign On are generally going to be important trends in 2013 where BaaS platforms such as QuickBlox with its Users and Social API will play a key role helping developers and publishers to unite and aggregate their user base across different platforms (smartphones, tablets, web, desktop, feature phones and even things as in Internet of Things where necessary).
- Augmented Reality – we are definitely going to see some better quality implementations of AR technology in mobile apps as it’s going to pave its way into more serious applications including enterprise. QuickBlox Location API and Augmented Reality code samples such as ChattAR and Wikitude ARchitect will allow developers to build some great Augmented Reality apps. Google Glass and its analogs is something that is going to change the shape of AR and virtual in the nearest future but we need to be realistic that the SDK for developers isn’t going to be available very soon.
P.S. get ready for 2013 – check out our post on Key industry trends in 2013
Dear QuickBlox developers!
It is our great pleasure to inform you that we have released iOS SDK 1.4.
It has lots of new great features, please follow list below:
1) Updated CustomObjects API:
2) Updated Social API:
- added scope param: replaced QBUsers’s method logInWithSocialProvider:delegate: with logInWithSocialProvider:scope:delegate:
- now you can auth using Social provider access token. Added method logInWithSocialProvider:accessToken:accessTokenSecret:delegate: to QBUsers class
3) Updated Chat API:
- added method to QBChatDelegate chatRoomDidChangeOnlineUsers:room: . Now you can handle online users in chat room
- added method to QBChat requestRoomUsers: – allows to retrieve room members (only for only members rooms)
4) Updated Users API:
- added to QBUsers class method usersWithIDs – allows to retrieve users by ids
- changed type of QBUUser property tags – changed from NSArray to NSMutableArray
5) Updated Messages API:
- Create session with device parameters is deprecated. Now you don’t need to create session with device parameters in order to use Push Notifications
- added methods to send push notification without environment
- added method to class QBMessages – TSendPushWithText:toUsers:delegate: – simple way to send push – juts write text & send
Please download new in QuickBlox iOS developers section
Good luck with your code!