The Visual Way to Build
Progressive Web Applications

Work in a powerful low-code JavaScript framework that’s built for web developers.

Create beautiful
user interfaces

8base App Builder is a powerful drag-and-drop WYSIWYG editor for creating stunning user interfaces.

Extensible Component Library

8base delivers a complete library of UI/UX building blocks while also being fully extensible, allowing you to import custom components.

Full Styling and Branding Control

Take full control of styling, including custom CSS, Domains, and more. Style at the app level or individual component level.

State Management

Use State Management to communicate between frontend resources when building sophisticated apps.
State Management is a globally accessible reactive data object that can be read and updated by any component, resource, function or statically declared value.

Connect to databases and APIs

8base App Builder lets you easily and securely connect to any datasource.

Connect to
8base backends

Leverage the power of using 8base for full-stack development.

Connect to

Coming soon.

Connect to

Make GraphQL and REST API calls to any 3rd party API.

Leverage JavaScript to accomplish anything App Builder doesn’t do… yet

8base App Builder allows developers to write custom JavaScript logic almost anywhere.

Develop Functions

Author reusable blocks of code as functions locally and globally using JavaScript. Functions can be used in any input that is handlebars enabled.

Use Handlebars
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Encapsulate a JavaScript expression with double brackets anywhere and it will execute at runtime.

What Are Developers Saying About 8base?

chief of product development at cobuild lab
Angel Lacret
Chief of Product Development @ Cobuild Lab
“8base cuts in half all the things that you need to do to create a well-designed application.”
front-end developer and ux/ui designer for ibm
Eva Hankova
Front-end Developer, UI/UX Designer @ IBM
"8base's GraphQL API is amazing! It gives me everything I need to quickly build front-end apps with robust filters, sorting and pagination for my data with zero backend work."
chief technology officer for evidencecare
Ryan Macy
chief technology officer @ EvidenceCare
"GraphQL is a really amazing solution for a very serious problem, which is making APIs as usable as a UIs. That’s pretty much a requirement today for creating a great developer experience.”
senior developer advocate for microsoft
Christian Nwamba
Senior Developer Advocate @ Microsoft
“8base is a life-changing tool for developers. It's like Firebase but with GraphQL, relational data, flexibility and extensibility. I absolutely love it!”
front-end developer for w+r studios
Sky Winston
Front-End Developer @ W+R Studios
“Speaking on behalf of front-end developers, what we don’t have is a way to easily get a back-end up and running. That’s why I’m so excited about 8base. It’s where I can go to do just that."
analyst for it partners limited
Sam Woolerton
Analyst @ IT Partners Limited
" I detest DevOps, database migrations, and that sort of stuff. And literally, 8base handles all of that. So, it’s perfect for me. "
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who uses App Builder? Are technical skills required?

Many of the features of App Builder can be navigated by non-technical people including drag-and-drop screen development, styling and connecting to backends. Custom code is something that’s best suited for developers. App Builder allows technical and non-technical people to collaborate and split up the work accordingly.

What types of applications can be built with App Builder?

App Builder is designed to support a wide-range of simple or complex application development scenarios. Build internal tools for customer service, operations, IT, finance, human resources and legal. Built multi-tenant SaaS applications, marketplaces, portals and more

Why do you say 8base is a full-stack low-code development platform? What does that mean?

8base App Builder introduces the ability to develop frontend applications. This, in concert with 8base’s powerful backend-as-a-service and GraphQL API provide a full-stack architecture for building powerful digital products and internal tools.

How long does it take for a developer to learn App Builder?

App Builder was carefully crafted so that a JavaScript developer feels right at home instantly. We’ve also put a lot of work into our documentation and learning content so that you have all the tools to become an 8base ninja in no time.

Does app Builder support the development of native mobile apps?

Today, App Builder supports browser-based app development. In the future, App Builder will support native apps on iOS and Android.

What if I want a component that App Builder doesn’t have yet?

You can build a custom component and import it to your project! Custom components will be available soon.

Is there a charge for using App Builder?

App Builder is free during Beta! [Register while it lasts]

What systems does App Builder integrate with?

Currently, App Builder integrates with 8base backends. Very soon, App Builder will integrate with any REST and GraphQL API, as well as databases.

Does App Builder generate a frontend application or is it a runtime environment?

App Builder generates React.JS code and deploys the fully built frontend application.

What type of application does App Builder generate?

App builder generates a React.JS Progressive Web Application (PWA).

What programming languages does App Builder support?

App Builder supports programming frontend scripts and functions in JavaScript.

How does App Builder communicate with the 8base backend?

App Builder communicates directly with the 8base backend’s API.

Does App Builder support multi-persona applications?


Does App Builder support connections to multiple backends concurrently?