Mobile Apps do not work in isolation. They need to work with scalable backend to allow for customized experience for each user. Apps that need to provide storage, personalization, integration with other services, notifications usually require powerful backend features. Mobile app developers usually do not have experience in working with server side backend implementation and this becomes a bottleneck when working on building great mobile apps. Mobile platforms that allows for easy integration of scalable backend with mobile apps are on rise. In this talk, we will look at how mobile developers can build strong backend foundation for their next big mobile app. This talk will look into code examples and patterns that developers can readily apply to mobile apps.
BTW, Parse as mentioned in the video is acquired by Facebook. It indicates the PaaS has arrived and is going to be the platform of choice.