Kinvey Integrates with Google App Engine; Search API Ready for Preview Release

Kinvey and Google App Engine partnership helping individual and enterprise developers dramatically reduce the time and cost of developing HTML5 mobile apps. App Engine Search API ready for Preview release, Storage charges.

Google just announced of integrating Kinvey with Google App Engine, making it possible for developers to write code on App Engine and have that code run seamlessly as part of their Kinvey backend, offering more choice and flexibility to support more complex app requirements.

"We think of this integration as bringing together the best of two worlds: BaaS and PaaS. The combination of these two cloud-based services allows developers to easily build complex applications on of a virtually limitless platform," wrote Ivan Stoyanov, VP of Engineering, Kinvey.

The integration for enterprise mobile developers, "means easily running secure instances of Kinvey Data Link and Auth Link on App Engine to unlock enterprise databases such as a CRM system and performing complex BPI integrations," informs Google.

In addition, "the intergration will allow highly custom use cases to be offloaded to the Platform as a Service (PaaS) infrastructure, while the backbone remains the out of the box backend provided by BaaS."

Kinvey's Business Logic (KBL) feature allows developers to write their own code, in JavaScript, which Kinvey executes in a multi-tenant virtualized environment based on node.js. KBL supports common use cases such as message triggers on data changes and accessing third party APIs.

The Mobile Cloud Reference Architecture infographic below, show Google App Engine as a bridge from BaaS to Enterprise systems:

For more information, or getting started building enterprise mobile apps using Kinvey / Google App Engine partnership, visit at kinvey.com/google-cloud.

Also, Google moving out Google App Engine Search API from experimental to preview status with "plans to charge for operations and storage."

The App Engine search API, allows developers to add full-text search to their apps. Features include searching specific fields and ranges as well as more advanced features like scoring and snippeting.

The new comes from a email from Google App Engine Product Marketing Manager Chris Ramsdale, that said Google will be improving the robustness of the API so they can offer an attractive service level agreement (SLA) with GA. Adding, he writes, "Google will start charging for storage and operations with the preview release."

Google App Engine Search API About Ready For Preview Release, Charges Planned For Storage, Operations

Infographic: Google Mobile Cloud Reference Architecture for Enterprise