Hi guys!
I have built an Android mobile client for Parse a few months ago. In the beginning, I made it for myself but then I realized so many people can enjoy it too.

Parse Dashboard Get it on Google Play

If you didnt hear of parse is up until now, Parse is an MBaaS server allowing developers to fastly prototype client-side. Essentially it allows you to maximize the time you put on developing your app by eliminating the need to develop a server for each project. Parse was made opensource after Facebook has shut it down in 2013 and is now developed by the community

I wanted to do it for a long time, after seeing the cool parse client for iPhone I knew I just have to make one for android too :). There aren’t many features yet, here are a few:

  • View all schemas on server
  • Add multiple servers
  • Easy copy to clipboard for object fields
  • Delete objects

Screenshots

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Interesting anecdotes

Submit a PR before coding!

I started coding this project without giving it much thought, the basic version took just one weekend. I planned on using the Parse Android SDK to fetch all the data needed, but there was one part missing: there isn’t an implementation for fetching schemas. So I decided I will implement the missing feature and submit a PR and so I did. When I was done I submitted the PR only to be declined. There was a reason it is not implemented! Schema queries require a Master Key, something the maintainers of Parse Github did not want to allow in the SDK. Sadly I had to fork my own branch from the SDK. I really wanted to contribute.. anyways, maybe next time it will go smoother.

Infinite list adapter for parse objects (lazy-parse)

Before coding the Android Parse Dashboard I had made another Parse oriented project, a library making loading and using parse objects easy. It does that by dynamically loading objects in the background allowing lists to auto-populate themselves when the user scrolls. Initially I had made it for another app of mine but afterward, it got me, this library can make coding the Parse Dashboard a breeze.

Usage example:

// Create a parse query as normal
ParseQuery<Highscore> query = new ParseQuery<Highscore>(Highscore.class);
query.orderByAscending("rank"); 

ListView listView = findViewById(R.id.list_view); // Find your list view
LazyList<ParseObject> list = new LazyList<>(query); // Create a new lazy list with the Highscores query
CustomRenderAdapter adapter = new CustomRenderAdapter(this, list);
listView.setAdapter(adapter);

// Let lazylist know when the user is at the end of the list and fetch more objects
listView.setOnScrollListener(new ScrollInfiniteListener(adapter));