Digital Ocean For Mobile Apps

Posted February 18, 2016 10.1k views


We have been using for the last few years as a BaaS for our mobile app development… and as i am sure you already know, is closing down soon. We are now looking to migrate to a new service.

Are you aware of any Digital Ocean tools or services that facilitate mobile app development? Any information at all in terms of Digital Ocean of other recommended services would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance.



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Hey Mark,

You can actually deploy Parse Server right on a droplet! Check out

DigitalOcean TechOps

by Brennen Bearnes
Parse is a Mobile Backend as a Service platform. In January of 2016, Parse announced that its hosted services would shut down within a year. In order to help its users transition away from the service, Parse has released an open source version of its backend, called Parse Server. This guide supplements the official documentation with instructions for installing the Parse Server module on an Ubuntu 14.04 system, such as a DigitalOcean Droplet.
  • Excellent… thank you so much Andrew.

    I have a few questions on this, and would be very grateful if you could help:

    01 - i’ve found slow, so should a well spec’d droplet be much faster than Parse?

    02 - will Parse Server allow for push notifications?

    03 - do you still have access to the Core database interface on Parse Server?

    Thanks so much in advance.