When Parse was acquired by Facebook recently the companies found that there were a lot of small, low-level utility classes in iOS and Android that both companies had implemented. Rather than continue to have two version of these components, Facebook decided to combine the knowledge base of Parse and Facebook to improve the companies’ SDKs for simpler, more rapid experiences for third-party developers.
This collection of low-level libraries for Android and iOS, the Bolts framework is an open-source project. To get started with Bolts, all you need is the iOS and/or Android version on GitHub or simply download the jar or framework file and drop it into your project.
Find out more here or in the platform-specific Readme files on GitHub.
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