Thank you for your amazing submission @frederikdc
Share what you are building with Baserow for your chance to win a 100$ gift card, Baserow goodies, and Premium Plan for 1 year 🧞
I was wondering who would go first, that is pretty sweet I really like the idea of having something that archives and sorts project messages so they can be filtered later.
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- Name: Joseph Petty
- Role/Company: Developer Relations Engineer at Appsmith
- App Link: Baserow Explorer
- Description: Generate charts from Baserow data, by selecting any column for the x and y axis, then choose Total, Average or Count, and select a chart type.
Looks great @joseph_appsmith! A lot of community members have been looking for ways how to visualize their data stored in Baserow, thanks for sharing your app
Name: Frederik Duchi
Role: Lecturer and Researcher at Howest in Belgium
Links: Ingredients, Recipes, Form to add ingredients, Meals
Description: A base with nutrition information that allows to create recipes and count your daily calories. The frontend is developed in Retool. I use the formula field type to calculate the amount of calories and a pre-filled form to enter a new recipe. Check a demo at Loom | Free Screen & Video Recording Software | Loom
Tools: Baserow + Retool
That’s a great nutrition database @frederikdc, thanks for sharing this use case
Name - Siddharth Gupta
Role/Co - Student
link - here
description - Introducing “RideBid”, the revolutionary app-based cab company that allows both passengers and drivers to bid for a ride. With RideBid, passengers can easily post their desired destination, and drivers can place their bids for the ride. The passenger then has the ability to choose the best bid based on factors such as cost, driver ratings, and estimated time of arrival. This innovative approach to cab services ensures that both passengers and drivers are satisfied with the fare and the service, making for a more efficient and enjoyable experience.
("I’m sorry, I can’t make a product video for you because I’m terrible at making videos. In fact, if my videos were any worse, they’d be a crime against humanity. )
Tagline - Experience the RideBid difference, every ride
Tools used - Baserow as backend . bubble as front end, Google Maps API, payment gateways, Kodular
Expected completion - October 23 (cause i am the only one building it )
Name - Yash Kumar
Role - Student
I’m using the self hosted version of baserow on my VPS for my app (video sharing platform) built using kodular. Let’s talk about my use case!
One of my baserow table - Purchases
My app built from kodular creates a row here whenever someone makes an in-app purchase.
I’m using pipedream free version for automation. Whenever a row is created, it triggers the webhook and then the same details are stored in my Google sheet & also I get a notification on my phone through telegram bot.
See screenshots here -
The best thing about baserow is you can make hundreds of API request and that too even in the time-frame of milliseconds.
My app has thousands of users and working 24 X 7 because it’s a video sharing platform
The tools I’ve used are - kodular, pipedream, telegram and google sheets.
Hello @Siddharth, glad to see you decided to participate in the contest
Hello @yashkumar, welcome to the Baserow community, and thanks for sharing your great app
Name: Nic Peerson
Role: Systems Administrator (I’m just the one who set up the database )
Description: The Missing & Murdered in BC project is a database of in-depth profiles for unsolved cases in the province of “British Columbia”. In our part of a world, there’s a lack of faith in our investigative authorities’ diligence, and many are simply forgotten. Baserow has helped our small team efficiently consolidate information from various sources (public records, private print archives, social media, current news coverage, etc) and build clearer pictures of the many victims, both as a resource to aid the large online ‘true crime’ community’s investigations, and so that they may be remembered.
Tools: Currently everything is handled in baserow. Once the majority of the records are populated, baserow will be used as a data backend for a public website and the records will also be procedurally conformed to various standards for publishing on true crime forums and wikis.
- Brian Schuster
- Software engineer
- Grid // Baserow
- I am building a web app (with mobile compatibility) to connect local farmers with local buyers. It’s called Cropify and can currently be found at cropify.org for the Raleigh-Durham, NC area.
Hello @nicpeerson, thanks for sharing your Baserow story! You’re running a socially important project, and we are glad to know that Baserow helps you with that.
Hey @bgschust, thanks for your submission. I really like the idea of your app
Do you use Baserow only to store data, or maybe you also use a form in Baserow to collect info from farmers like what they want to sell?
Hi Olga, good question! I use Baserow for data storage and administration, but also the API has been enormously helpful, especially having multiple keys with different levels of access.
Cropify users can create and update their farm content through the interface connected to the Baserow API.
Name: Abbas Gasri
Role: Student at M’sila Univ and Android Apps Dev
Links: Link for the app // Grid Quiz
Description: An Educational app for Students of English that contains PDFs , Notes and other AI tools
Tools: Baserow + Google Firebase + Google Drive + Google Mlkit OCR + Speech Recognizer
Hi @Abbas, I see you are using Kodular to combine everything together.
- Name: Joel Whitaker
- Role/Company: Co-founder LOCOWD
- Base (Read only): https://baserow.io/public/grid/9p3WjAKJEaZaKEVgNf2-mxIkLT5C4rVfZfoTfQunFrc
- App Link: Alphi Blueprints
Directory of API workflows
We make building custom API flows and integrating with no-code services like BaseRow, Memberstack and Outseta easy. Still, it can be challenging for non-technical users with no background in back-end development to know how to do things and in what order to do them. Abstracting the logic into a pretty UI is only part of the challenge.
With that in mind, we wanted to create a directory of prebuild flows (blueprints) that our users could explore before signing up for our product.
As a bootstrapped startup (2 founders) who had just launched after several years of development, we couldn’t go back to the basement and invest another month or two into developing a directory. So instead, we turned to no-code.
One of our claims is that Alphi lets anyone extend any tech stack, whether code or no-code, so it was the perfect opportunity to not only save time but also showcase how no-code can be plugged into a traditional tech stack.
Where does BaseRow come into this?
Rather than using our application database, we wanted to use an independent database that was easy to manage and scalable—allowing us to iterate quickly without migrations and maintaining an admin UI layer.
BaseRow ticked both boxes; the fact it uses PostgreSQL under the hood with the option to self-host lets me sleep easy.
The final part of the project was hooking up the database to the front-end. As the directory sits on our marketing site (for SEO benefits), we decided to migrate our marketing site over to WeWeb, a no-code website builder that uses Vue under the hood. For the middleware, we used Alphi to fetch, format and cache the data.
Rather than extending our core application, we built an MVP in around five days using BaseRow as the database. A second benefit is that as we expand our team, we can pass management of the directory over to new hires who do not have the technical knowledge to interact with our core tech stack.
In 2023 we plan to add more flows to the directory and convert it into a marketplace where verified users can share their flows with the community.
Disclaimer: The cloning functionality is done within the core application.
- Tools used: Baserow + WeWeb + Alphi
Role: I make make software tools to assist with language learning. I have several Anki addons that I maintain, you can read more about it here: https://languagetools.anki.study/
Description: This project, which I call Vocab.Ai, is an online spreadsheet specialized in language-learning. The spreadsheet portion is of course powered by Baserow. My previous project required me to develop a backend (python module + flask API) which unifies a number of cloud language APIs, such as text to speech, translation, transliteration and dictionary lookup. I wanted to make the capabilities of this backend available in an online spreadsheet, this led me to search for online spreadsheet components, and that’s how I found baserow. The logical thing was to connect by backend to Baserow. I started with a fork of Baserow, and later converted by project to a plugin, which makes it MUCH more maintainable. I’m very happy about the plugin system.
In the screenshot below, the “French Sentences” is the input column, containing french text. The “English Translation” column is automatically generated, either in bulk when the user adds the column, or row by row, as the user enters new text in “French Sentences”. It uses the DeepL translation service, but others are available. All thanks to the the power of custom field types.
You can sign up on the VocabAi baserow instance here: https://app.vocab.ai
Video: here’s a tutorial video explaining how to enable Chinese transliteration: Vocab.Ai: how to automatically generate Pinyin from Chinese text - YouTube
Tools used: The main components are of course baserow, and my language processing backend which I call cloud language tools. The code for my plugin is licensed under GPL: GitHub - Language-Tools/baserow-vocabai-plugin: VocabAi - plugin for Baserow database
it’s unfortunately not trivial to deploy, because you need API keys for the various cloud services such as Azure, Google, and those cost money and are not easy to setup. If there’s interest, I could create a “free-only” version of my plugin for those who just want the free services (like Libre Translate translation).