Facebook Enables Parse Server Push Notifications

Late last month, Facebook announced that it is shutting down Parse. They've since talked about hosting it on AWS and Heroku.

Facebook announced this week that the Parse Server (the open source Parse backend) now allows iOS and Android push notifications, which have been one of the most requested features by developers.

"After setup, you’ll be able to send transactional push notifications based on the properties in the Installation class, just like with the Parse.com hosted backend," says Parse's Mengyan Wang . "We’ve designed the API to conform as closely as possible to the original, including the ability to send to channels and also specific installations based on a query. If you’re migrating an existing Parse app with push, Parse Server will get you up and running quickly."

Follow the link above to see an example for targeting a push to all people who are using iOS devices and are fans of the San Francisco Giants.

Parse also announced PushAdapter, which lets Parse Server send push notifications using any push provider of your choosing.

Facebook says that as developers begin the migration from Parse to another service, there will be a series of posts on the Parse blog over the next couple of weeks to help with the transition.

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