QuickTip: Store Undefined and Null in Class/Table Rows on Parse.com

Update: Parse is shutting down. So you should start migrating.

Parse store undefined and null

I’ve been working on an Android app backed by Parse.com to make my development process faster and easier. So while coding the app I made a decision to have 2 classes (tables) called Conversations and User (exists by default). Conversations has a field called userId that should essentially store the objectId from User class. But some conversations are created by guest so for those records I decided to store NULL or “nothing” (undefined) under the userId column rather than Pointers which is what the column type is.

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Android Push Notifications with Parse.com

Update: Parse is shutting down. So you should start migrating.

If you want to send messages upstream and downstream from your Parse backend to your app and vice-versa then thankfully Parse does allow you to do that. Parse allows you to send unlimited push notifications to 1 million unique recipients (devices). Then they charge $0.05 per 1000 recipients extra. That’s awesome!

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