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Apple launches CloudKit development platform

Above: Apple CEO Tim Cook at WWDC 2014

Image Credit: Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple had lots of good news for developers here at WWDC today. But one of the standouts is a new development platform called CloudKit that should simplify app creation.

Developers usually must perform client-side and server-side development on two separate tracks, which can be expensive, time-consuming, and redundant. They must also provide the server storage space for app assets and development resources.

With CloudKit, Apple takes control of the server-side development so developers can focus on the client-side work.

It also provides cloud storage for up to a petabyte of app assets, backup for up to a terabyte of resources, and space for transfer up to 5 terabytes of data.

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2 comments
Pete Martin
Pete Martin

Seems like they're a bit late to the game. Solutions like Kinvey, Parse and Firebase have been offering this sort of thing for years - and in a much more cross-platform manner too.

Adam Schoonmaker
Adam Schoonmaker

will this work for cross platform apps? For instance, if I was to implement this for my iOS app, would it also work for an Android app?