What is Trigg and what sets it apart?
Trigg is a rapid API, webhook, and scheduled trigger (cron job) builder powered by a visual flow-based programming model. Unlike other solutions, Trigg focuses on a narrow, yet deep, set of functionalities tailored for professionals who need to prototype and deploy APIs and triggers rapidly.
How does Trigg compare to Zapier?
While Zapier excels at connecting popular web apps for non-technical users, Trigg is designed for a more technical audience who wants finer control over their automations. Think of Trigg as a visual serverless platform. It's a middle ground that allows you to build custom flows with built-in analytics, deployments, and versioning. If Trigg ever becomes too limiting, you can easily move your project to a full-fledged serverless or PaaS environment.
Do I need coding skills to use Trigg?
While Trigg is designed to simplify the API and trigger creation process with its visual interface, it's primarily aimed at technical users who have a basic understanding of programming concepts and syntax. So yes, a degree of technical proficiency will help you get the most out of Trigg.
What is the built-in database?
Trigg provides a built-in database that's essentially an abstraction over PostgreSQL, making CRUD operations a no-brainer. If you need more power or already have a database, you can easily connect Trigg to any external database of your choice.
Is it possible to self-host my Trigg projects?
Absolutely. Trigg is built on top of the open-source framework Flyde. You can export your flows and any custom code you've added to Trigg, then run them on your own servers using Flyde's MIT-licensed npm packages. If you want to further edit or extend your flows, you can do so using Flyde's VSCode extension.
Is Trigg a Type of Serverless Platform?
In a way, yes. Trigg is a 'visual serverless' platform, designed to accelerate your API and webhook projects. With built-in analytics, instant deployments, and versioning, it's a powerful tool for rapid development. And if you ever outgrow it, you can easily transition to a traditional serverless framework.
What kind of analytics does Trigg offer?
With Trigg, analytics aren't just an afterthought—they're baked right into the platform. By constructing your flows visually, you unlock a new dimension in analytics that's also visual. See heatmaps directly on your flows to understand which parts are most active. Identify bottlenecks at a glance and replay sessions for deeper insights. With Trigg, you're not just building faster; you're understanding your processes like never before.