When Intrepid developed Timbe, they knew they had a winning idea on their hands, but they needed to make the experience even richer. The first version of Timbre did not have a backend. Instead, the client software communicated directly with various third-party concert data providers. Not only was this difficult to maintain, but the Intrepid team also wanted to incorporate rich backend features like push, user authentication and data storage into 2.0.
The team soon transferred Timbre over to Kinvey, allowing them to scale, add features, and maintain their external data sources with ease. “We wanted a backend platform that would scale well right out of the gate,” says Andrea Squitieri, Director of Marketing at Timbre. Using Kinvey, Timbre was able to quickly add several key features including location queries, user authentication, Facebook integration, custom endpoints and business logic, and data storage. “Kinvey’s user authentication, along with standard email verification and password reset functionality, saved us a ton of time,” says Andrea.