With working example apps to remix, a code editor to modify them, instant hosting and deployment - anybody can build a web app on Glitch, for free.
Start by remixing
You never have to start from a blank slate. Remix a full, working app to personalize it for your needs, or build on the most popular and powerful developer frameworks to create your app.
There's no need for complicated version control — the built-in editor lets you and anybody else you invite edit code all at once and undo mistakes as they happen. It's a lot like working together in Google Docs.
Glitch is for everyone
Too many coding tools put up big barriers to your creativity, by requiring tons of setup, having lots of confusing and complicated features, or by letting jerks run rampant over the community. With Glitch, we're rolling out the red carpet to welcome creators just like you.
It's fun, but it's not a toy
Glitch isn't a "dumbed down" version of a real developer environment — your Glitch app runs on the exact same standard cloud infrastructure and Node.js engine that the best developers use to run their apps. We've just made it easier to get started.
While you work with Glitch, we seamlessly upgrade your servers in the background. There’s no deployment or server provisioning because it all happens automatically.
Built by a company that gives a damn.
Glitch is made by Fog Creek Software, and we've been around since 2000 as one of the most influential small tech companies in the world. We love making it easier for more people to create software. In the past, our team invented Trello (now part of Atlassian) to help manage projects, co-created Stack Overflow to answer any question a developer needs, and built FogBugz which pioneered bug-tracking and is now a full set of tools to help every team make great software.
Glitch is part of that legacy, building on all we've learned to help anybody make the app of their dreams.
Why Did We Make Glitch?
In some ways, Glitch is a throwback to an older era of software or the internet, when there were simpler ways to get started making cool stuff. For people who were around at that time, they'll understand Glitch easily: We’re bringing “View Source” back. Of course, they didn't literally take “View Source” out of web browsers, but the ability to just look at the code behind something, and tweak it, and make your own thing, was essential to making the Internet fun, and weird, and diverse, in its early days. And that has sadly disappeared.
Similarly, in even earlier eras, tools like HyperCard on the Mac and Visual Basic on Windows democratized software creation, letting regular individuals or casual business users create useful apps to meet their needs. During development, Glitch was even called “HyperDev”, as a nod to this history — and its early-90s aesthetic subtly nods to that heritage, too.
Whether we look at simple issues like being able to do fun little bots, or hugely complex issues like trying to make tech and programming more inclusive, Glitch has a role to play in solving problems that matter. And we’re going to have fun doing it!