The Appwrite platform is designed to simplify the process of building modern backend APIs for Web, Mobile, Native, or Backend apps. It does this by abstracting the complexity and repetitiveness required to build a secure backend API and allowing developers to build their applications quickly and securely. The platform offers services such as user authentication and sign-in methods, databases, storage and file management, image manipulation, Cloud Functions, and more.
Appwrite can be run in a containerized environment using Docker, making it easy to set up on any machine. The platform also provides one-click setup options for DigitalOcean and Gitpod. Once installed, developers can access the Appwrite console from their browser and begin integrating its SDKs into their code.
Appwrite supports several client and server SDKs for popular programming languages such as Node.js, PHP, Python, and Kotlin, among others. The Appwrite architecture follows a microservices approach with support for REST, WebSocket, and GraphQL APIs.
The Appwrite platform is available under the BSD 3-Clause License. Developers can contribute to the project through pull requests and join the community on Twitter, Facebook, Dev Community, and Discord for help, ideas, and discussions.