Parse, a set of tools for mobile developers that Facebook acquired for $85 million in April 2013, announced it's winding down its services and will be fully retired by January of next year.
"We know that many of you have come to rely on Parse, and we are striving to make this transition as straightforward as possible," Kevin Lacker, co-founder of Parse, said. "We enjoyed working with each of you, and we have deep admiration for the things you've built. Thank you for using Parse."
Big names that use the service include Quip, a productivity app, and Expedia's Orbitz travel website. Facebook has apparently had a change of heart about offering services outside of its bread and butter ad sales, which generated record profit last quarter.