What are some alternatives?
Firebase - Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications for mobile and web.
Android Studio - Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA
deployd - API development tool for Web and Mobile developers.
Xcode - Xcode 4 is the new version of Apple’s powerful integrated development environment for creating great apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode 4 includes the Xcode IDE, instruments, iOS Simulator, and the latest Mac OS X and iOS SDKs.
CloudBoost.io - One Complete Database Service that does data-storage, search,real-time and a whole lot more.
RemoteStorage - An open protocol for per-user storage OWN YOUR DATA