Tizen Backend as a Service for Developers

Tizen is an OS (operating system) based on the Linux kernel and the GNU C Library implementing the Linux API. Tizen OS works on a wide range of devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, Blu-ray players, printers, tablets, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices, smart cameras, smart TVs, PCs, and smart home appliances.

The devices that are able to work with Tizen mostly are devices that we can see daily. This makes Tizen is competitive enough following their competitors such as Android and iOS and becomes “eye catch” for developers to build in Tizen Mobile Backend as a Service.


There are two types of applications in Tizen, web application and native application. Web application is basically a website that is packed in the form of application. It is built using web technologies such as HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. Web application is using Tizen Web Framework to interact with native subsystem.

As native application development is using C programming language and able to access some native features in more specific details such as camera, GPS, and accelerometer directly. Native API provides a lot of interface with features that are commonly found in mobile devices, as well as optimizing of the limited resources.

Apparently, Tizen itself has provided access for developers to build application and launch it as soon as possible. Seeing how Tizen grows, there are big chances for developers to build their own apps. Tizen application developers have two options, to develop native applications or web applications. Native applications can be created using programming languages C / C ++ while Tizen web applications is using HTML5 and JavaScript.

One of Mobile Backend as a Services that provide platform for developers to build their Tizen apps is Mesosfer. Mesosfer  Mobile Backend as a Service helps Tizen Mobile Developer to build mobile applications / IOT faster and easier. By using Mesosfer, application developers can use the key features to optimize applications they built.

Just like Android Play Store and iOS App Store, Tizen OS is also equipped with Tizen Store. It is where application developers submit their applications so it can be used by users of devices based on Tizen operating system. Tizen Store has had a lot of categories of applications, such as games, entertainment, education, finance, health, kids, lifestyle, music and video. Application developers can install free or paid applications. Tizen Store is equipped with application management, download statistics, sales reporting applications, to support the distribution of other related applications.

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