In August 2022, in collaboration with our community, we started working on a standardized framework and ecosystem that provides unified, optimized and flexible best practices and resources to help you build on platformOS. As we were executing on this initiative (codenamed Golden Platform), it organically crystalized into a system of premade starter ‘kits’ you can use out of the box to fast track scalable real-world applications for certain project types (a Community marketplace solution will be the first one we launch), or combine different elements and then customize them to build any application your customer needs.
Below is an outline of each of the kits we’re working on:
CodeKit: Increase your profit$ by substantially reducing time to build scalable platform ecosystems. An extensive portfolio of modular code provides performant Minimal Viable Products for eCommerce Marketplaces, sophisticated Service Marketplaces and Community Portals. And create your own SaaS and mobile apps without limits.
DevKit: Work as you have always, or leverage the Mac/Linux/PC command line interface tool pos-cli. Spin up Staging, UAT and Production server instances and follow CI/CD best practice. Our RunTime engine will leverage built-in Domain Specific Languages; GraphQL and Liquid Markup and we provide examples for popular frontend frameworks like REACT, Angular, Svelte, Vue and more.
DevOpsKit: If you're sick of the massive cost and time to build, manage, and maintain core infrastructure, platformOS handles this all for you seamlessly. We support AWS, GCP or OCI - with multi-tenanted and dedicated server environments. Leverage clustered REDIS, ElasticSearch and Postgres environments without you needing to worry about any DevOps tasks, saving you thousands per month in DevOps engineering costs.
UXKit: Years of expert best practice in user experience research and design is provided to partners of platformOS via extensive documented processes for each project state. This includes practical guidelines and templates to streamline the key research processes: exploratory, generative, and evaluative. Our Figma templates will help you quickly and easily summarize your research results, the information architecture data, and to create the screens flows and interaction design.
DesignKit: As a partner you have access to free design resources and an advanced Design System including a complete set of UI components that will facilitate a fast-tracked and professional aesthetically pleasing outcome for your customers.
DocsKit: Deploy a best practice and fully customizable documentation site quickly! Inspired by our multi-award winning documentation site, our documentation package will provide everything you need to build best practice documentation sites for your projects: a docs as code documentation module leveraging platformOS, a git workflow, and a static site generator, configurable color schemes, editorial workflow, templates for different content types, and comprehensive how-to documentation for using the DocsKit.
MobileKit: Provided out of the box, as a ‘companion app’ to the mobile responsive code modules, is our hybrid mobile app wrapper - built in Flutter 3. We have automated deployment scripts for publishing to Google Play and Apple App Store — build your clients mobile apps faster and more profitably.
In preparation for launching the kits, we created the logos and visuals for them. We also set up our Figma community profile https://www.figma.com/@platformos. We started collecting documentation for all kits in the Standards section of the platformOS Documentation, we will soon reorganize our documentation home page and Standards section to make it easier to find the documentation for the kit you are interested in.
competitor analysis about design systems
strategy for free and extended DesignKit, and for the public and internal file structure, sharing
extend DesignKit with helpful sections, that guide users through the usage of the Kit (readme, roadmap, getting started, step-by-steps, customization sample, overview page, related doc site links)
reorganize component library based on the Atomic Design method
extended component library with several new components
unified color styles and color variable naming between the design and the implemented kit
related documentation done from the UI side
To learn more about the most recent changes, improvements and fixes in platformOS, check out our latest release note: platformOS Release Note 23 January, 2023 — New GraphQL endpoint, fixes and improvements
For websockets, Do not broadcast if the "receive" partial returns false
Liquid: Improve hash_assign, allow variables in key definition:
hash_assign test2[ interesting_array ][ interesting_hash["great"] ] = "bobby"
Liquid: improve docs for hash_sort
GraphQL: Allow to select properties in properties() field
Liquid: markdown - render headers with anchors
DevPortal Awards 2022
We are excited to share that the platformOS Developer Portal won all three categories it was nominated in at the DevPortal Awards 2022: Best Accessible Devportal, Best New DX Innovation, Best Devportal Beyond REST Platforms, AND the icing on the awards cake, we also won the Best Overall SME DevPortal award!!
We would like to thank all members of our team and community who contributed to our developer portal. We couldn’t have achieved this without all of you.
2023 is set to be another huge growth year for platformOS and the partner ecosystem we're fully committed to.
Subscribe: get status reports in email