CREOFF

Building your apps

CreOFF can put your idea in the cloud

There are several cloud hosting solutions out there, but Google’s App Engine is still CreOFF’s favourite.

App Engine is a good choice for:

  • Web services or online software (Software As A service)
  • Sites for big events like rock concerts, international seminars, Royal Weddings
  • Brand activation campaigns and minisites
  • Backends for Flash/Flex/Facebook/mobile games or apps

In fact, any project where traditional servers would have a hard time keeping up with the sudden peaks in traffic will benefit from running on Google’s cloud.

Benefits and limitations of Google App Engine

Google App Engine is a good choice, but not suitable for every project. It’s important to know when to use App Engine and when to use a different solution.

BENEFITS

  • Pricing: pay what you use, below quota the hosting is COMPLETELY FREE
  • Automatic scaling: can handle sudden peaks in traffic automatically
  • Decentralized: your app can automatically run on different servers around the world depending on location of users
  • Platform As A Service (PaaS), allows easier deployment and versioning
  • New features and bugfixes being added by Google on a regular basis

LIMITATIONS

  • Several technical constraints to ensure scalability
  • Less suited for very complex database queries and transactions
  • Still very much do-it-yourself, no ready-made open source solutions like WordPress or Drupal available

Get started

Contact CreOFF to see if your idea would benefit from running on Google App Engine. I will gladly discuss the possibilities with you.