To stay sane during lockdown, I created an open source nocode platform called Saltcorn. Some highlights:
- Focus on database applications, I very much built this thinking about something like FileMaker or Access, but built for the web and open source.
- Built from the ground up to be extensible so plug-ins can define new datatypes, new view templates or define the look and feel with themes
- Packs define bundles of prebuilt functionality that you can activate and modify
- Drag-and-drop view builder, although this is very prototypical right now
- Everything MIT licensed. Instructions for self hosting. Even the version for hosting multi-tenant applications is open source.
- Free hosting so you can try it out without installing anything, and a few deployed sample applications to play with.
- File upload and using uploaded images in the views
- Building pages with a drag-and-drop builder, incorporating data views
- Workflow builder
Everything is super early, so I am mainly releasing this to get some feedback. It is probably good enough if you want to organise your record collection, but don't expect something big and professional like Bubble. There will be bugs, and the plug-in interface will be unstable for some time.
If you find this useful, please let me know. If you find that it is too limited, please let me know what additional work would make it useful for you.
Link: https://saltcorn.com/ - link to GitHub code at the top.
PS. This is my first IndieHackers post!