Facebook on 26 April 2013 announced that it bought the San Francisco-based Parse, a startup which specialises in powering the mobile applications. This has been done in order to make this social networking site friendlier for tablet computers as well as the smartphones.
Though the amount for the deal was not announced, but it is estimated to be somewhere around 85 million US dollar. Buying Parse for Facebook would help the developers in building the apps rapidly for the span devices as well as mobile platforms.
Parse facilitates software developers’ tools in order to build the applications as well as handling the behind-the-scenes tasks like data storage as well as servers in order to handle the services for app users, respective of mobile devices involved.
This in turn would help in getting rid of the need for managing the servers as well as complex infrastructures, thereby allowing for greater concentration on building the excellent user experience.
Parse laid its foundation in June 2011. It was looking for new round of funding when Facebook approached it for the deal.
Facebook now has the priority of following over one billion members on smartphones as well as tablets, which are becoming much-used gadgets in today’s times.