Introduction

With Commun you can build powerful backends for communities and user based apps without coding. Commun helps you build scalable APIs in hours instead of months by giving you powerful tools to model your app in a graphic UI.

Features

๐Ÿš€ GraphQL and REST API support

  • Commun automatically prepares a GraphQL and Rest API backend which you can consume from anywhere.
  • Use your Commun backend to provide your entire frontend or use it to extend your existing application.

๐Ÿ”‘ Secure authentication & role based permission management

  • Commun provides secure authentication and role based permission management out of the box.
  • Your users can create accounts using email and password or third party systems like Google, Facebook or GitHub.

๐Ÿคฉ Lifecycle Hooks

  • Hooks allow you to perform actions as responses to lifecycle events on any item.

๐Ÿ”Ž Fast full-text search

  • Text indexes allow you to create full-text search APIs.
  • They can run on one or more attributes.
  • Not all attributes are equally important. You can optionally set weights on each one to provide better search results.

๐ŸŽš UI Dashboard

  • Manage your entire application without coding using the mobile-friendly dashboard.

๐Ÿ“ง Emails

  • Send emails to your users in response to events.
  • Create templates with custom variables to personalize the experience of your users.
  • Welcome email, email verification and password change verification come by default.

๐Ÿ”Œ Pluggable

  • Commun was built as a set of optional plugins that can be easily integrated.
  • Features like users, dashboard, emails and GraphQL are just plugins. All these features live in different npm packages and can be installed/uninstalled as needed.

Use Cases

Commun can be used to create any kind of application, but it can be extra helpful for creating applications in which the users can create content or any kind of contributions.

Some examples include:

  • Content sharing platforms
  • Forums or discussion boards
  • Social networks
  • Job boards
  • Property listing platforms
  • Reviews sharing platforms
  • Events listing platforms