Add-Ons now live for AppFog
Developers who are used to working with PHP Fog (or with Heroku) are used to the Add-on services available for use within your apps when using these services. These integrated third party services allow you to quickly and easily extend your apps, adding and provisioning services that are bound to your app with a single click.
Well, we’re glad to announce that we have enabled Add-Ons for AppFog as well. That’s right, the same sexy goodness and production readiness that you’re used to from PHP Fog, now with AppFog!
At present, we have beta support for services from ClearDB, Iron.io, mailgun, MongoHQ, Searchify and Cloudmailin. We will be adding a whole ton of other services over the coming weeks, ranging from more database providers to additional valuable services including monitoring and measurement through various cool back-end and enabling services.
If you go and look at your console, you will see a tab titled “Add-Ons.” You can browse the various services, select (and provision) services for use with your apps, and find documentation on using these services. You can also find more documentation on the API that we use to provision add-ons in our docs.
We think that having a broad palette of powerful add-ons is crucial to the entire mission of platform-as-a-service. Our goal at AppFog is to eliminate as many unnecessary hurdles from the web development as possible, and to allow developers to better focus their energies. We’re thrilled that so many companies are doing such amazing things to complement our efforts. Let the biggest and best ecosystem win!
There’s going to be a lot more movement on this front, both at AppFog and in the web dev sphere more broadly. Hold on tight.
For now, we’d love to have your input on what you’d like to see next. Feel free and leave us a comment here or in the AppFog Google Group. Don’t be bashful!