Parse Tutorials

Tutorials and sample apps to get you started with Parse.

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Anypic

A social photo sharing app built on top of Parse that lets you share your pics with your friends.

Anypic uses Facebook to authenticate users and identify existing Anypic users as friends. This app also demonstrates the use of push notifications, file storage, relational queries, and object-level security with ACLs.

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Anywall

A fun geolocation app powered by Parse which lets you post and view messages at physical locations.

This app showcases how to integrate geopoint functionality into your app, including such features as applying geoqueries to obtain objects, displaying these objects in a table-view, and combining that with user authenticated accounts.

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Get started with iOS

Starting from the QuickStart Guide, this screencast shows you how to get up and running with Parse in iOS.

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Parse Query Table

This screencast will walk you through the steps of setting up a PFQueryTableViewController to display objects from a Todo class in your Parse application.

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Blank Facebook App

A simple application that shows you how to get up and running with a Facebook authenticated account login using the Parse iOS library. This includes functionality like logging in using Facebook, saving profile pictures, and handling errors like invalidated sessions.

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Sign up controller

A sample iOS application that demonstrates the various ways to use the login and sign up view controllers provided by the Parse SDK. This app will explain how to fully customize the login and sign up screens and how to integrate them with your favorite social networks.

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Parse Store

An open-source Parse + Stripe powered application that lets you order Parse goodies.

Parse Store uses Parse to load all the items available to purchase, uses Stripe to validate the user's credit card number, and then uses the Stripe cloud module to complete the transaction, and the MailGun cloud module to send a confirmation email to the user.

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One-to-Many Relationships

This tutorial teaches you how to create a one-to-many relationship between two PFObjects in a simple blogging application.

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Saving Images

Learn how to make an app that allows the user to take photos and upload it directly to Parse.

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Push Notifications

A canonical push notifications app using Parse. Use this as the starting point to learn how to integrate apple push notifications into your app.

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Geolocations

A sample application based on Storyboards that demonstrates how you can use Parse to display a list of objects, store geolocation information, and query for objects near a location.

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Scrumptious

Scrumptious is Facebook's sample social app used to show off some cool features of their API. We've updated it to be fully integrated with Parse by adding users and a neat timeline feature.

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Parse Todo List

A sample OS X application that allows users to manage a list of items to do. Uses Parse's OS X SDK and demonstrates basic queries; the creation, updating, and deletion of objects; and the basic structure of an OS X application.

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Get started with Android

Starting from the QuickStart Guide, this screencast shows you how to get up and running with Parse in Android.

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Android Push Notifications

This tutorial provides you with a step-by-step guide to configuring your Android application for push.

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Blank Facebook App

Learn how to use Parse with the Facebook SDK to create a profile viewer application in Android. This tutorial will teach you how to create and login Parse users through Facebook and make queries to the Facebook Graph API.

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One-to-Many Relationships

This tutorial teaches you how to create a one-to-many relationship between two PFObjects in a simple blogging application.

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MealSpotting

Learn how to make an app that captures and uploads images to Parse, and display those images using ParseImageView and ParseQueryAdapter.

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Anywall

Implement an Android version of the Anywall geolocation app, and explore how to use ParseGeoPoint and ParseUser in a real Android application.

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Parse Todo List

A todo management application built in C# using Parse's Windows 8 SDK. Keep and manage a list of todo items and their descriptions. You'll see how to do basic queries, create, update, and delete objects, and build a simple Windows 8 app store application.

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AnyYolk

A rich HTML5 game built with the JavaScript SDK. This app showcases Facebook login, saving data, and advanced uses of Backbone to make an engaging game that works in browsers and mobile devices.

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Parse Todos

A todo management application built with the JavaScript SDK and based on the canonical Backbone todo app. This app showcases user logins, queries, clientside security, and interactions with various Backbone features like views and collections.

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Anyimg

A web app for uploading and sharing images that showcases Express, the Cookie Session Module for user authentication, and the Image Module for resizing and cropping images.

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AnyMeme

A sample app that demonstrates how you can use Express.js and Cloud Code to build a meme platform.

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AnyBlog

A sample app that demonstrates how you can use Express.js and Cloud Code to build a simple and beautiful blog. Create and deploy your blog on Parse Hosting and start publishing content within minutes.

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Get started with Cloud Code

A second look at our Geolocations sample app that includes an example of a validation and a cloud function using Cloud Code.

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Integrating with 3rd-Party Services

This tutorial will show you how you can build your very own Cloud Code module and integrate with third-party APIs. We'll take an in-depth tour of the Mailgun Cloud Module and see how you can apply the same techniques to create your own.