Parse SDK upgrades for iOS 8

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Facebook’s Parse, a cloud system that powers apps on any platform, released a new version of its product for better support in iOS 8.

Parse SDK for iOS brings a number of performance and security update improvements including faster downloads and uploads for Parse Files, along with improved security for account data.

The updates ensure that Parse runs smoothly with the new iOS 8 APIs, and updated push notification integration everywhere to use the new iOS permissions style and support the category key.

Parse Files also allows users to easily store application files in the cloud that would otherwise be too large or cumbersome to fit into a regular database-style Parse Object. This release of the iOS (and OS X) SDK brings improved performance, for uploads that are now up to 3 times faster and downloads up to 35 percent faster.

Finally, Parse SDK now uses the System Keychain on both iOS and OS X to store sensitive user information tied to PFUser. All of this happens automatically and under the hood so users don’t need to make changes on their end.