Google has released a new tool for app developers that makes it easier to build and deploy the backend infrastructure for Android applications. Called Mobile Backend Starter, the “one-click deployable” cloud service reduces code-writing requirements for developers who need to set up cloud storage, messaging, push notifications, continuous server queries, and authentication.
The backend service stores data on the Google App Engine platform-as-a-service cloud, comes with a client library and sample Android app, and integrates with Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) for Android and Google Authentication.
Google described Mobile Backend Starter’s features yesterday on the Android Developers Blog:
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