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mPaaS overview

Last Updated: Jun 01, 2021

mPaaS (Mobile PaaS) is a mobile development platform originated from AliPay App, providing cloud-to-end one-stop solution for mobile development, testing, maintenance, and operation. mPaaS can effectively lower technological barrier, reduce R&D cost, improve development efficiency and facilitate the enterprise to build a stable high-quality mobile App rapidly.


Dynamic and flexible client capabilities

As a developer, you can effectively improve development efficiency and create an ultimate App experience with the help of the following dynamic and flexible client capabilities:

  • 3 development frameworks: Native development framework, Kylin HTML5 development framework, and Mini development framework.
  • 20+ functional components, such as gateway service, event tracking analysis, hotpatch, user feedback, message push, offline package.
  • 100+ UI controls, including AntUI and AntMobile.


Solid mobile middle office capability

This capability covers the entire lifecycle of the App, provides strong support to ensure a stable and efficient operation of the client, and to perform rapid change and innovation.

middle office

Future-oriented research and development: Mini program

Achieves one-development-and-multi-delivery and a smoother user experience. At the same time, Alipay capabilities are fully opened for quickly building new businesses and new ecosystems.

Mini program

Component functions

To make the development more convenient, mPaaS encapsulates many high-performance components which cover every stage of mobile development. The components can either be used together with the framework to fast develop new Apps or be independently integrated into an existing App.

Development stages Component name Description 
Client Development Device ID Obtain the device ID fast and easily and locate a specific device rapidly
HTML5 Container Fast load HTML5 page in Native codes
Social Sharing Share information on various channels fast and easily
Code scanner Fast scan and identify QR codes and bar codes
Datacenter Client persistent storage
Location-Based Services Use location-based services quickly and easily
Server Development Mobile Push Service Push messages to the client App
Mobile Gateway Service Manage the connection between client and server
Release Mobile Delivery Service Release new versions
Hotpatch Dynamically fix bugs in Native codes
Analytics Log Event Implement user behavior analysis by logging events
Crash Analysis Fast locate the problem by virtue of crash analysis
Performance Analysis Analyze multiple performance indicators

Operation flow

As a developer, you can use the functions of mPaaS through mPaaS console and mPaaS plugin. A complete process includes the following steps:

operation flow