When Do We Need A Database For Our iOS App?

This lesson is the first in a series where we’ll end up building a simple chat app with a backend using Parse.

This video introduces why we need to think about using a backend and what our options are. We touch on using MySQL as a database for iPhone apps as well as iCloud/CloudKit briefly.

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