Facebook VP of Platform Mike Vernal on why they bought Parse (YC S11)


VentureBeat: Facebook has a history of making and often open-sourcing great developer tools. How does Parse fit into that?

Vernal: I think about Facebook’s mission as helping people connect, wiring up the world. For our developer mission, we want to extend the same thing to them. We want them to be able to build apps and reach everyone in the world.

On the build side, we know from our own experience how painful it is to have to maintain five or six apps. One of the things we want to do is make it easy to build for all platforms and reach all people on Earth.

The biggest challenge today is supporting all the different platforms that exist, and Parse makes that really easy.

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