Parse Documentation, Tutorials and Guides

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Welcome to Back4App documentation page. Here we will guide you through Back4App and Parse features.

Each tutorial contains a box like this one with a list of required programs, SDKs, plugins and systems versions.

This will help you to prevent compatibility issues and other errors.

Who are we?

We are a BaaS platform built on the top of Parse open source suite where you can build and host APIs for the web, mobile, and IoT apps, working up to 80% faster.

You can focus on creating amazing user experiences and forget about complex infrastructure.

What are APIs?

An API (Application Programming Interface) is a software-to-software interface that enables two applications to exchange data.

You can find more references and definitions at:


The Guardian.

What is a BaaS?

Backend as a Service (BaaS) provides a way to link your applications to backend cloud storage and APIs. It helps you to speed up software development and simplify API creation.

Click here to read more.

What is Parse?

Parse is an open source suite to speed up the backend development. With Parse, developers can avoid boilerplate code, accelerate the application go-to-market and concentrate in what matters.

Getting Started

Check out the following guides and learn how to start with Back4App.


Get started with Back4App platform! Create New App.


Get started with the android development! Quickstart.


Get started with the iOS development! Quickstart.


Get started with the JavaScript development! Quickstart.

Advanced Cloud Code

Get started with the Advanced Cloud Code development! Introduction.

Other Platforms

Are you looking for connecting to Back4app from other platforms? Check Parse open source hub.