This article was published on May 25, 2016

Realm has hit the version 1.0 milestone, and now reaches over 1 billion users


Realm has hit the version 1.0 milestone, and now reaches over 1 billion users
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As mobile databases go, Realm was already a fan favorite. Now we get an idea of just how popular it really is, as the company notes it now reaches one billion iOS and Android users via 100,000 active developers.

It outpaces Parse (RIP), Firebase, Azure and Amazon’s Cognito for mobile database usage, and the company says it’s the fastest growing mobile platform for developers, outpacing attention-grabbers like Xamarin and Unity.

High-profile Realm users include Nike, Starbucks, Vine, NFL, Cisco and The US Department of Homeland Security.

These figures celebrate Realm’s 1.0 release for iOS and Android, a key status symbol for platform maturity and stability. It now supports the latest version of Swift, and sports intuitive Java modeling as well as a revamped notification system for reactive apps.

It’s an impressive milestone for Realm, and there’s no sign of a letdown. Realm recently launched Xamarin support, making it a database solution every mobile developer can turn to.