Empower Apps

Mikaela Caron is back and this time we are discussing the backend options iOS developers have and how to make those decisions as well as the exciting post-WWDC news regarding apps which use iCloud and CloudKit.

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Youtube Video - https://youtu.be/_-k97s1ZPzE

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Show Notes

  • Do you need a backend?
  • Why company size matters?
  • SQL vs NoSQL Database
  • Hosting vs MBaaS
  • What if you have an existing dev ops or backend team? 
  • Is CloudKit an even better option with transferrable apps?
  • When does Vapor make sense?
  • How can devs learn more about iOS/Swift backends? 

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Creators & Guests

Leo Dion
Swift developer for Apple devices and more; Founder of BrightDigit; husband and father of 6 adorable kids
Mikaela Caron 🦄
👩‍💻 iOS Engineer @lickability | Organizer @iosdevhappyhour | Freelancing at @icyappstudio | My Apps 👇👇👇 | she/her

What is Empower Apps?

An exploration of Apple business news and technology. We talk about how businesses can use new technology to empower their business and employees, from Leo Dion, founder of BrightDigit.