Parse – a cloud mobile solution owned by Facebook – has just announced the shutting down of their services as of January 2017. This means three things. Firstly, even the best services might not make it as a business. Parse (i.e. Facebook) has probably lost the war with Amazon and Google, even though it offered a great product for cheap, or even too cheap, hence the yesterday's decision. Secondly, you should never assume that a third party backend solution will last forever. Thirdly, if you’re currently developing an app with Parse, you need to think about the transition to a different solution. Here are our tips on how to do it.