Though they might appear similar on the surface, backend as a service and MEAP platforms actually have radically different product philosophies:

  • Flexible vs. Proprietary
  • Self-service vs. Services based
  • Cloud service subscription vs. On-premise license

These dissimilarities result in a different developer experience and create two distinct client-vendor relationship models. Any enterprise serious about mobility must weigh the benefits and disadvantages of each.

What is Kinvey?

Kinvey makes a fully-featured Backend as a Service solution, offering data integrations, legacy system mobilization, as well as complete app backends for developers creating new mobile and web applications. Kinvey is based in Boston, Massachusetts.