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The Perfect Assistant

A companion Mac application for the Perfect server-side Swift framework. The Perfect Assistant is a set of convenience tools designed to help Server Side Swift developers start, manage, compile, test, and prepare for deployment more easily. You can set up new projects and get access to ready-to-roll project templates; manage dependencies; create simultaneous macOS and Ubuntu builds on your local machine; push projects up to EC2 servers; and it can integrate the Linux build process directly into Xcode. […]

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IBM Cloud Tools for Swift

A set of tools for macOS that simplify the management and deployment of server-side Swift on IBM’s Bluemix. IBM Cloud Tools for Swift includes a sample app to get started using Kitura. You’ll get a local development environment and tools to easily deploy and manage the status of your IBM Cloud runtimes, including unified credentials management, centralised control and monitoring of deployed assets, and local notifications of remote actions. You can also add your client side code to a project to link it to cloud services. […]

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Realm Mobile Platform

A new complete backend solution for the popular Realm database. The Realm Object Server is a self-hosted solution that enables realtime data sync and powerful event handling between the server and devices running the Realm Mobile Database. Features include user authentication; two-way data sync with conflict resolution; server-side events triggered by data changes; access control; and loads more.Realm Mobile Platform is free to use in production for commercial use with paid options for an enterprise SLA. […]

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SwiftyBeaver

A logging platform for Swift that lets you access app logs in development & release with end-to-end encryption. SwiftyBeaver includes a drop-in framework that lets you easily log to the Xcode console, a file and the SwiftyBeaver Crypto Cloud, as well as providing user analytics, release logging and Swift 3 compatibility. The Crypto Cloud securely stores your logs in the cloud and includes and API and unlimited data. The platform also includes a Mac App that lets you instantly search and filter your logs with zero latency. All data is stored in an SQLite database and can be easily exported. […]

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Hund

A hosted, automated, customisable status page service. Hund offers several infrastructure integrations including Amazon Web Services, Pingdom, New Relic, and more, to constantly monitor the availability of your web service. Unlike other status pages that require manual changes, Hund updates automatically and can be configured to notify your audience of any issues by email, RSS and Twitter. You also get detailed performance metrics and historical uptime charts, and the status page styling can be customised to match your brand. […]

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Vapor

A modular web framework written in pure Swift that works on iOS, OS X, and Ubuntu. Vapor provides request routing using pattern matching with full Swift type safety for the request details and parameters. You could use it to create a full web service with JSON responses, or a complete website with pure HTML views or templated views rendering using Mustache or Stencil. It also includes support for custom cookies and there’s some clever validation features to validate the data coming into your application. Vapor is open source and accepting pull requests. […]

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Backend Services
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Runstatus

A free hosted status page for your backend service. Runstatus is hosted separately from your app, so continues informing your users even if you have an infrastructure issue. The status pages include detailed status information for each component of your service including timelines of uptime history and scheduled maintenance windows, and are fully responsive and customisable with your branding. There’s also Twitter integration to tweet your status changes and API and finger terminal support. […]

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Backend Services
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Swift Express

An asynchronous, simple, powerful, yet unopinionated web application server written in Swift inspired by Play Framework and Express.js. Swift Express runs on OS X and Linux with and without Dispatch, is 100% asynchronous and compatible with Swift 2.1 and 2.2. It currently offers a simple routing mechanism, request handlers chaining, response templating with Stencil and Mustache, built-in JSON support, and static file serving. It also includes a command line tool for managing dependencies, building the project and running the app. […]

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SendBird

A drop-in SDK and backend service that makes it easy to add realtime in-app messaging and chat. SendBird provides all the features you need to enable one-to-one messaging, group messages, or public chat rooms, including customisable white-label UI elements, and a powerful realtime chat API. You get complete control over your chat platform with profanity filtering, user blocking, multi-platform SDKs and an analytics dashboard. Your users get messages syncing across all their devices, typing indicators, read receipts, and delivery status. It’s free to get started with additional paid plans. […]

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Backend Services
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Tapglue

A drop-in SDK and backend service that makes it really simple to add complete social features to your add to create a social network. Tapglue offers fully customisable plug & play tools for all the social network features you need, including new feeds with likes, comments and shares, user profiles with friends and followers, social activity notifications, Facebook and Twitter integration, and more. It’s free to get started up to 1,000 users with paid plans beyond that. […]

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