Hi everyone, I’m currently building a Xano alternative over at https://codesmash.studio
Its specifically aimed at No Code developers and you’re probably wondering how its different from Xano or other similar services.
The first thing I decided to do, is to aim for no lock-in at all. The service will actually set up your backends (APIs, databases, etc.) on your private cloud account. So, even if you decide to cancel the subscription, you would still have access to your backend.
Second thing I decided to do was to enable the users easy access to code, should your application become large and complex and you might need a DevOps engineer. So the code which defines your backend, is stored in your AWS account by default and you can modify it at any time.
The third thing which I aimed for is to have the lowest possible prices, so CodeSmash has no additional costs or limits, besides the subscription. All data storage related costs are paid directly to AWS. For example, for 50TB of file storage, you only pay $0.023 per month, while you only pay $0.25 per GB for database storage per month, with first 25GB each month actually being free.
I think this is quite a good value proposition and if you’d like to try it out or need help building out your project, feel free to let me know.