Mobile Data

I've been hunting around for a better mobile backend solution for my app data. Flurry was fine at the beginning but it's so freaking difficult to get data out and use it that I'm looking for other options. So, first, the tech world calls it Mobile BaaS, otherwise known as Mobile Backend-As-A-Service.

Here are some of the vendors in the space (not necessarily data management specific):

1. Parse 2. Stackmob 3. Kinvey 4. Applicasa 5. Mobdb 6. Cocoafish 7. Quickblox 8. Kumulos 9. Usergrid (open source)

Any experience with these options?

Cognitive Prosthetics

The idea that your neural network can be completed outside of your body with other devices. So will iPhones help complete any missing circuitry you might have? I'm intrigued by this in relation to my new mobile phone application: GottaFeeling. I think there is huge potential for mobile phone applications to help people exercise circuitry that may have atrophied and even standing in for gaps in their neural makeup.

For more on the concept, click here.