MBaaS
MBaaS

MBaaS

What is MBaaS – Mobile backend as a service and who uses it? When Google purchased four web-based businesses in January of 2021, they were looking for large, sustainable businesses with a wide variety of products. They wanted to avoid the acquisition of start-ups that would focus on one product. Instead, they wanted a collection of businesses that would focus on several different products. These businesses later became known as the “four gems” that underlie the Google mobile web experience. By combining a backend system and a user interface, companies like Google were able to create a robust mobile commerce solution.

Uses of MBaaS

There are many popular business apps available for both iOS and android platforms. As the popularity of these platforms continue to grow, many developers are turning to advanced business applications. These developers often opt to develop new mobile based platforms based on Java, Android, or other mobile platforms. Some companies like IBM use existing frameworks and integration points such as IBM’s Commercial Internet Processing (CIP) and IBM’s EConnect to leverage existing Java technologies to create new and innovative mobile commerce solutions.

Another notable player in the realm of the cloud based mobile experiences is Firebase. Firebase is an open source framework that empowers developers to develop interactive, mobile interfaces by leveraging the power of the internet and the mobile devices that support it. There are many examples of where Firebase has been implemented into mobile apps including:

Companies like Square and Instinct are using pre-existing platforms and integration points to extend their functionality on the mobile device platform. Square’s wallet solution called Square Merchant is available for both iOS and android and works well with both Square and PayPal. Instinct’s card reader called Instinctive Mobile Reader for Android is also compatible with many Android phones and works well with many merchants. Both of these providers have developed popular business apps and are continuing to do so. So, it would appear that the mobile development community is increasingly aware of how to take advantage of the platforms and devices available to consumers.

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But what about developers looking to leverage existing mamas platforms and data sources to develop new mobile apps. It would seem that the answer would be to find a company that specializes in developing apps that use the mamas services. Such a company would supply the developer with the mama’s platform as well as the database resources required app development. The developer would then be left to implement the app on the mobile device. Given the fact that the development community has largely adopted open source technologies, such a scenario would make the app readily available to all users, potentially driving up the cost of development down.

Most likely, a company providing such services will be a SaaS provider. Their ability to manage the back office infrastructure of a large software development organization makes them very valuable to larger organizations. They can easily scale the back office for a given project without requiring additional investments in hardware or software. Since most of these firms operate as software development services firms, they also have sophisticated engineering teams. They can provide custom solutions to their clients in the form of an app and also act as consultants for those companies by helping them fine tune their offerings.

In addition to being able to handle the back office of a large company, a SaaS mobile app development company can also provide a number of different solutions to smaller companies. For instance, one of their most common services is offering data storage as well as mobile apps. Companies that need to store important data in on-site or off-site locations can use a data storage solution. On the other hand, mobile apps are becoming increasingly popular, especially for companies that have employees operating from portable devices, such as devices used by contractors on the go. These apps can be developed and deployed in-house or be outsourced to developers.

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Perhaps the most commonly heard use for mbaas services is as cloud storage. Some developers choose to offer this service as a hosted service, but there are also a number of self-hosted options as well. In any case, an app developer chooses the type of cloud storage that works best for the business. Most cloud storage providers are flexible, so a client can choose the level of access required.

 

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