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Utilising Cloud platforms to create and validate your idea


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If you’re aiming to build a minimal viable app to show to get investors excited, or if you’re going to build an app for market launch, I’ll take you through a simple decision making process that’ll help you choose which cloud platforms/services to take advantage of.

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Utilising Cloud platforms to create and validate your idea

  1. 1. Utilising Cloud platforms to create and validate your idea @appinstruct #startupAUS
  2. 2. What are “Cloud” platforms and services? Programs that run on servers hosted somewhere on the internet @appinstruct #startupAUS
  3. 3. Your apps cloud service requirements 1. Offline apps 2. Data storage and synchronisation 3. Real-time communication 4. Push Notification Services 5. Web app service hosting @appinstruct #startupAUS
  4. 4. Data Storage and Synchronisation With synching: • Apple’s iCloud (iOS Only) • Dropbox Sync - • Simperium – • Parse Data – Just storage: • Amazon’s S3 (Simple Storage Service) • Google Drive • Microsoft Azure Web Services – Table Storage @appinstruct #startupAUS
  5. 5. Real-time Communication This fast growing field of services makes building RT apps much simpler.. • • • • Apple’s GameKit (iOS Only and game dedicated) PubNub – Pusher – Layer – (currently in Beta) Few real-time guarantees.. • Simperium – @appinstruct #startupAUS
  6. 6. Push Notification Services Cloud services that make batch push notifications to your cross-platform apps easy: • • • • Urban Airship – Parse Push – Microsoft Windows Azure Mobile Services Amazon SNS (Simple Notification Service) @appinstruct #startupAUS
  7. 7. Web app hosting Very mature field.. • • • • • Amazon EC2 (Elastic Cloud Computing) Google App Engine (java, python only) Microsoft Windows Azure Heroku (ruby, nodejs, java + java based languages) Parse Cloud Code – javascript @appinstruct #startupAUS
  8. 8. “Cloud” vs DIY hosting - Differences • Utility or subscription pricing • Easier set up Many cloud services offer: • Elastic scalability • Managed reliability @appinstruct #startupAUS
  9. 9. Thank you! @appinstruct #startupAUS