- Two Node-based MEAP startups stand out: Feed Henry and StrongLoop.
Two MEAP/MBaaS vendors founded on Node.js are FeedHenry and StrongLoop. FeedHenry’s mobile application platform has always placed a strong emphasis on how applications connect securely to backend systems. The company just released a workforce management solution with pre-built components of field workers’ mobile apps, able to be customized to support workflow processes and backend integration. StrongLoop’s portfolio includes LoopBack (an open source API framework) and MBaaS, offerings which provide both cloud and on-premises versions. I have written in more detail on both these companies (please see FeedHenry Launches Workforce App Builder with Pre-built Backend Integration to Help Penetrate the Enterprise, July 18, 2014; and StrongLoop Crowds into Burgeoning MBaaS Space via PaaS Partners, September 23, 2014). Both startups have unique go-to-market strategies in comparison to traditional MEAP pure plays, aimed at pursuing PaaS partnership to grow their cloud ecosystems and reach a broader audience of enterprise developers.