By Josh Morony
A little while ago I compiled a post on local storage options for HTML5 mobile applications (if you want to dive a little deeper into this, Raymond Camden also recently released a book
on client side data storage), and with the recent closure of Parse I feel like now is a good time to cover the various options out there for remote backends for HTML5 mobile applications.
Local storage is fine if the data being saved only ever needs to be used by one person on one device, but if you’re creating an application where data is shared (like Facebook, Instagram etc.), or if you want to allow users to sync data across multiple devices, then you are going to reqiure some kind of backend.