Empower Apps

Empower AppsEpisode 8
Cloud and Backend Services For Apps
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Cloud and Backend Services For Apps
By Leo Dion • View the Website

In this episode, Leo talks different backend technologies to use when building an iOS app or any other Apple device: when you need a cloud service, running on your own server, cloudkit, firebase, and more...

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In this episode, Leo talks different backend technologies to use when building an iOS app or any other Apple device: when you need a cloud service, running on your own server, cloudkit, firebase, and more...

Previous Episodes

Define Whether You Do Need Cloud or Backend Services

You Do Not Need If…
  • Privacy-Sensitive Data
  • No Cloud Backups Needed
  • Already Storing Using a Third Party APIs
  • Example App Developed by BrightDigit - CE Genius
You Do Need If..
  • Multiple Devices In Sync 
  • Cloud Backups Nessecary
  • Example App Developed by Shiny Frog - Bear

What To Consider When Deciding How To Store Data?

  • MVP vs Enterprise
    • What is an MVP? Most Viable Product
  • Start With the User - Project Estimation Episode
  • What Devices Does the App Support?
  • How Complex is the Data and Queries?
  • Are Outside Jobs Needed? 
    • Such as Cron Jobs, Backups, Push Notifications, etc…
  • Consider Prices - Bandwidth and Storage
  • Consider Developer Team’s Comfort Level
  • Develop Abstracting User Experience From Data Layer

Build a Custom Web App

Virtual Machine Options
Web App Options
Database Options
Programming Options
Swift Options
Server Software Options
Other Software Considerations

Mobile Backend As A Service

Music by Roman Bulakhov from Fugue


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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.