|Introducing The LiveCodes Code Playground|
|Written by Nikos Vaggalis|
|Wednesday, 20 September 2023|
LiveCodes is a groundbreaking code playground with unique features. And it is free too. Currently in Beta. Let's look into it.
What? Yet another playground? I thought we had a lot already.
Notably the key ones are:
Then the next in line features are:
and the list goes on.
Did I mention that it's also free with no subscription fees or account signing up necessary?
That rang a bell though;it sounded to good to be true, meaning what is the actual business model behind it? How can such a great product be free? Or will after it gets out of beta there be a pro edition with subscription fees? So many questions. So I reached out on the official Twitter channel to ask and here's the very helpful response :
There are no plans for subscription fees or pro editions. By keeping it totally free for all, while providing a large set of features and language support, the aim is to have wide adoption among developers.
Some features were specifically added to allow others to build a product on top of it (e. g. self-hosting and SDK including headless mode). In addition, having the commercial-friendly MIT license would encourage more people to use it for profit.
Also, being a client-side only app, its running costs are minimal (can be hosted for free on any static file server).
Examples for products that can be built on top of LiveCodes:
With wide adoption, if some companies have built their business on top of LiveCodes, they will be more likely to sponsor its continued development and maintenance. There is also an option to provide custom builds with logo and brand.
Meanwhile, the vast majority of users can continue to use LiveCodes, totally for free, to learn new languages/ frameworks, explore ideas, showcase their work, document their products and teach others.
win/win/win for everybody
So no strings attached. You can enjoy freely. If you want to sponsor the project, you can do so here.
or email your comment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 September 2023 )|