Fountain: a fully-featured “Google App Engine”
Posted by rbpasker on April 8, 2008
A month ago, I put together the following slides for a new service, which I called “Fountain.” It has similarities to Google App Engine in that it is a scalable, hosted system for running back-end apps, but Fountain has a number of unique features, which perhaps we’ll eventually see in GAE.
Among these additional features are:
- A Business Management Workbench, for monetizing the apps. I am keeping this under wraps, as I may still choose to develop it.
- Social Networking support, which includes all the libraries necessary to write social networking and widget apps, such as for OpenSocial, Facebook, PageFlakes, NetVibes, iGoogle, etc.
- a community, so that people can share code and pre-built libraries with others. One could argue that Google Code provides this functionality, but it is not yet tightly integrated.
So, here are the slides. Feedback is appreciated.