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Today we're ecstatic to introduce Now.app, our desktop app and the new distribution model for our cloud toolchain. You can jump straight to the download page, the code or read on for a quick overview!
Why are we excited about it?
When you install Now.app you'll get a new icon on your menubar that allows you to deploy any folder in your filesystem (Deploy ⌘D) or share any file or folder statically (Share ⌘S).
This UI never gets in your way. The cloud is always present, one ▲ click away!
We wanted to make sure you never had to worry about versions, package managers, repositories and file permissions.
Now.app keeps itself up to date, but it also installs and updates the command-line
now program automatically!
Furthermore, we are introducing precompiled binaries that we deliver automatically with the application. This way, you don't have to worry about installing npm or Node.js in order to start using now!
Head to the Download page to see a summary of all the available installation options.
This new application brings us one step closer to our mission of making the cloud accessible and easy to use to everyone in the world.
Deploying anything to the cloud is now as a easy as drag-and-drop! You can easily host any of the following:
Dockerfilefor any other kind of Linux-based deployment
Everything you deploy will then be served over HTTP/2 and SSL. You can deploy as many times as you want and share each intermediate state of your project with your team immediately.
By open sourcing Now.app we enable you to…
Thanks to Electron's built-in
auto-updater module, we don't have to worry about users missing out on critical new features or bug fixes. We also can now install and update the command line tool without any hiccups, permissions or
What's more, the server that notifies Electron apps about new updates can be fired up with just one command, of course:
▲ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:GitbookIO/nuts.git && cd nuts ▲ now -e GITHUB_REPO=your-org/your-electron-app