Parse, the app development platform Facebook purchased last April, is seeing some incredible growth worldwide.
Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar recently shared some statistics about Parse adoption outside of the U.S. For instance, active apps in Asia grew nearly 90 percent during the first half of the year. The number of apps in the Asia/Pacific region that use all three Parse products — Core, Push and Analytics — grew by more than 90 percent in that same time period.
Among Parse’s 15 largest countries, based on the number of active apps, 6 are in Asia: India, Japan, Australia, China, Taiwan and Korea.
My cofounders and I started Parse in 2011 to solve our own problems. We were frustrated with all the repetitive work needed to build great cross platform mobile apps. Our first customers were our friends who also built apps and they mostly lived near us in San Francisco. Over time, we started attracting more customers that weren’t just our friends — first in Silicon Valley and soon throughout North America. Today, over 500,000 apps have been created on Parse, and hundreds of thousands of our developers hail from outside of the United States. Our team is incredibly honored that so many developers across the globe have trusted Parse with their businesses and apps.