The fastest way to build and run web apps

Gadget is a full-stack, serverless JavaScript platform for web app developers who want to build faster and maintain less. Skip the boilerplate features, repetitive code, and busywork, and get your ideas out the door in hours.

Build a Shopify product tagger

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Serverless infrastructure

Database

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React

Scheduler

API Connection

OpenAI

OAuth

Billing Templates

User management

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With every Gadget app you get

Zero-setup Infrastructure

Boot up new cloud environments with the click of a button. Get a full-stack JS development environment, a database, and filestorage, setup on the cloud, instantly.

Auth & billing built-in

Each project starts with a working login and billing page out of the box. Authenticate customers via email/pw or SSO, and bill via Stripe, without building it all yourself.

Auto-generated API

Gadget’s backend framework instantly generates and documents a GraphQL API and typesafe NPM package for each of your projects.

Third-party API connections

Connect to popular third-party APIs, like Shopify or OpenAI, without integration. Gadget’s connections make it easy to authenticate, sync data, and react to third-party webhooks with no setup.

1-click deploys

Deploy your apps with one click. There’s no containerization, asset building, tunneling, domains, or build scripts required. Gadget handles all of that for you.

Zero maintenance

Apps built in Gadget autoscale at every tier. Everything from your database, to your API, to your frontend, is kept performant and scaled by us.

Zero-setup infrastructure

Boot up projects with the click of a button. Get two JavaScript environments, a database, and filestorage, setup on the cloud, instantly.

Auth & billing, out of the box

Every project comes with a working login and billing page, out of the box. Authenticate customers via email/pw or SSO, and bill via Stripe, without building it all yourself.

Autogenerated API

Looking to layer in custom logic? Gadget’s backend framework absolves you of 70% of the code, and auto-generates a public API for each of your projects.

Connectors to third party APIs

Connect to popular third party APIs with no code. Gadget’s Connections give you the ability to authenticate, sync data, and react to third party webhooks with no setup.

One-click deploys

Deploy your apps with one click. There’s no containerization, asset building, tunneling, domains, or build scripts required. Gadget handles all of that for you.

Zero maintenance

Apps built in Gadget autoscale at every tier. Everything from your database, to your API, to your frontend, is kept performant and scaled by us.

What can you build?

If you can build it in JS, you can build it with Gadget, just faster. The platform’s built-in features and API connectors make it perfect for building Shopify apps, LLM-powered AI apps, and internal tools.

Build custom or public Shopify apps in hours

Every Gadget backend comes connected to Shopify’s Admin API. OAuth instantly, sync, store, and react to events with no integration.

Admin API syncing
Webhook pipelines
Shopify OAuth
API version upgrades

Watch Riley build a Shopify app

17 mins

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Build LLM-powered AI apps in hours

Every Gadget project comes auth, billing, and connectors to OpenAI and other LLM-hosting providers. Simply plugin your AI-model’s API keys into Gadget, and extend the framework in Node.JS and React to get a full-featured SAAS app within hours.

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AI apps built with Gadget

An AI copilot to analyze ecommerce metrics and receive personalized growth advice.
AI copilot
An AI copilot to analyze ecommerce metrics and receive personalized growth advice.
Created by:
Ailee
Get context-specific copywriting for your ecommerce store with an AI-powered writing assistant.
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AI writing assistant
Get context-specific copywriting for your ecommerce store with an AI-powered writing assistant.
Created by:
Embolden

How it works

Go from concept to production in hours.

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Create your project

Gadget instantly creates cloud-based development and production environments, loaded with a node.js backend, react frontend and database.

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Create appDatabase, Node server, Auth, React frontend, CRUD API
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Build database tables in seconds

Setup your own custom database tables in seconds, or connect Gadget’s database to third party APIs to sync, store, and mutate third party data.

Data model linking blog posts to a database structure.

Store data

Create tables with a few clicks

Build custom tables with rich field types, validations, and relationships in seconds.

Serverless and auto-indexed

Gadget automatically scales your database and indexes your queries as your app grows.

Connect to external data

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Shopify Admin API

Select the Shopify tables needed to power your app, and Gadget will instantly setup the integration for you. Sync and store data, react to webhooks, and write back to Shopify.

OpenAI API

Every Gadget backend comes with a built-in connection to OpenAI’s API, allowing you to build LLM-powered web apps in a fraction of the time.

Shopify sync includes all data models like customers, products, orders etc.
is insanely good. In many years of poking away at Shopify app dev I have never felt more expressive. Amazing docs, wonderful workflows, and it already feels like a huge superpower for our business.
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Gadget generates your API

Gadget instantly generates and documents a public API that allows you to interact with your backend and database.



const blogPost = await api.post.create(
 {
   title:"Building apps with Gadget",
   body:"Learn how to build apps with code",
   category:"video",
 }
);

console.log(blogPost.title, blogPost.body, blogPost.createdAt);


Publicly accessible

Your API is publicly accessible and can be called from your Gadget hosted frontend, or anywhere else on the web.

Permission controlled

Your API comes with built-in permission controls to prevent unauthorized data access.

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Extend and enrich with code

Don’t compromise on your vision. Extend Gadget’s API with code and build pixel-perfect apps every time.

Extend your API

Customize the backend with server-side JS

Mutate data, send an SMS, or schedule an email. Hook into Gadget’s framework with JS functions to customize your backend API.

Use our text editor, or bring your own

Use your preferred text editor to code, or leverage our built-in web IDE.

Design your frontend

Start building your React-powered frontend directly within Gadget. Zero setup required.

Zero setup

Every Gadget project comes with a hosted React frontend, with your project’s backend API already setup.

Import JS packages or UI libraries

Build beautiful React frontends quickly with access to the full ecosystem of JS libraries.

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Deploy in 1 click

Simply click “Deploy” and Gadget will host your schema, API, and frontend on a separate production URL. No more containerization, asset building, tunnelling, domains, or build scripts required. Gadget handles all of that busywork.
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How it works

Gadget handles the infrastructure so you can focus on user problems and build cool apps.

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Name your app

Gadget instantly creates cloud-based development and production environments, loaded with node.js, react and a database.

.gadget.app
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Create appDatabase, Node server, Auth, React frontend, CRUD API
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Build database tables in seconds

Setup your own custom database tables in seconds, or connect Gadget’s database to third party APIs to sync, store, and mutate third party data.

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Store data

Data model linking blog posts to a database structure.

Create tables with a few clicks

Build custom tables with rich field types, validations and relationships in seconds.

Serverless, auto-indexed

Gadget automatically scales your database and indexes your queries as your app grows.

Connect to external data

Shopify sync includes all data models like customers, products, orders etc.
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Shopify Admin API

Select the Shopify tables needed to power your app, and Gadget will instantly setup the integration for you. Sync and store data, react to webhooks, and write back to Shopify.

OpenAI API

Every Gadget backend comes with a built-in connection to OpenAI’s API, allowing you to build LLM-powered web apps in a fraction of the time.

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We autogenerate a CRUD API

Gadget will instantly generate and document a public API that allows you to interact with all of your models, and the records they contain.

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Publicly accessible

Your API is publicly accessible and can be called from anywhere on the web. Your frontend can be hosted on Gadget or anywhere else.

Permission controlled

Your API comes with built-in permission controls to prevent unauthorized data access.

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Extend and enrich with code

Don’t compromise on your vision. Extend Gadget’s API with code and build pixel perfect apps every time.

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Add in code to express your backend’s custom business logic. Gadget’s framework lets you extend CRUD and custom routes with Node.js.

Customize with JS

Extend your API using Gadget’s serverless action framework. Write custom JS functions that Gadget will execute when your API is called.

Bring your own editor

Use your preferred text editor to code, or leverage our built-in web editor if you prefer.

Design your frontend

Start building your React-powered frontend directly within Gadget. Zero setup required.

Zero setup

Every Gadget project comes with a hosted React frontend, with your project’s backend API already setup.

Import JS packages

Build beautiful React frontends quickly with access to the full ecosystem of JS libraries.

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Deploy in 1 click

No more containerization, asset building, tunnelling, domains, or build scripts required. Build in Gadget’s cloud-based environment, and deploy to production once you’re done.
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Let’s face it.
Web apps are repetitive.

We stitch together the same infrastructure, put together the same building blocks, and build out the same features, over and over again.

Rather than spending our time on what makes our web apps special and unique, we spend endless cycles on the same old, same old.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Gadget gives MERN-stack (Node + React) developers the infrastructure and the framework to build out their projects without all the busywork.

Who's it for?

JS developers that want to build full-stack apps

Whether you’re a frontend or backend dev, a newbie or a pro, Gadget gives you the tools, libraries, and frameworks you need to build, deploy, and scale full-stack applications with confidence.

"I can't live without Gadget, because without it I have to build and sustain my own backend and Shopify connection. There's no replacement. There's no alternative to Gadget."

Agencies that want to increase output, but not headcount

Make more money by completing projects faster and maintaining less over time. Gadget’s serverless architecture and 3rd-party API connectors make web app development and maintenance a breeze.

"With Gadget, we can spend 100% of our time focusing on the business logic and the domain problem and not have to worry about scaffolding server resources or OAuth for Shopify apps ever again!"

Brands that build apps to streamline operations and increase sales

Customize your Shopify store with private apps. Connect to Shopify with no integration, build tools that help increase sales, and streamline business operations in no time.

"Gadget is insanely good. In many years of poking away at Shopify app dev I have never felt more expressive. Amazing docs, wonderful workflows, and it already feels like a huge superpower for our business."

Case studies

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Theme customizations powered by AI to help merchants market their products better with layouts and product positioning.

30 hours

to build
ALUMWORKS
AI-powered copy-writing assistant that helps merchants create SEO-friendly product descriptions and blog posts.

1,000+

app installs

70%

less code
Gadget gave the Shopify theme agency the resources to build faster, maintain less, and expand their business to include app development.

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lines of code

5x

faster to deploy
ONELIVE
Saved hundreds of hours of manual work by creating an app that would automatically update the blog with the latest pricing for featured products

1,200+

stores updated

1,000+

hours saved
MEEKCO ASIA
Leveraging Gadget’s built-in Shopify connection and relational database, Meekco cut their development time in half.

50%

less dev time

1,000+

hours saved
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Saved hundreds of hours of manual work by creating an app that would automatically update the blog with the latest pricing for featured products

100+

blogs automated

5 days

to build

Follow us

@gadget_dev

With @gadget_dev we can spend 100% of our time focusing on the business logic and the domain problem and not have to worry about scaffolding server resources or OAuth for @Shopify  apps ever again!

Well, someone had to do it! Meet Otto – an A.I. copywriter for @Shopify, powered by @OpenAI 's ChatGPT. Otto uses inputs such as product title, category, and type to write high-quality content for your product in just seconds. https://heyotto.app

Spent a little time working on a simple (& free!) @Shopify app over the holidays, and again @gadget_dev proved to be invaluable for building/iterating on our concept quickly. Working on "legacy" projects really makes me wish we had Gadget sooner.

It took care of a lot: auth, database, session management, internal API, hosting, webhooks, etc. Basically the entire BE/server setup. I just created the project and immediately started coding. A couple react files and server routes later and I had the app!

Quick update: @gadget_dev is insanely good. In many years of poking away at @Shopify app dev I have never felt more expressive. Amazing docs, wonderful workflows, and it already feels like a huge superpower for our business.

Happy to announce that migration to Gadget for Pretty Popup Sales is now live! Thanks @gadget_dev for helping me through this.I truly believe in it to be soon the standard of Shopify apps development! #shopify #shopifydevs #buildinpublic

Although it's not an app, it's more of a platform to build apps. @gadget_dev has probably the best dev docs in the Shopify ecosystem after @Shopify dot dev.

I wanna do a prediction....a year from now every embedded shopify app will be made on @gadget_dev It's huge!

FAQ

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