Product Update
April 2, 2024
April 2, 2024
(updated)

Product Update: March 2024

Kobie Botha

The alpha release of our Kotlin Multiplatform Client SDK is one of our big announcements for March. We kept things moving with multiple updates to our JavaScript web and React Native SDKs as well as our attachments helper library for React Native. We’ve also been making progress on a few major upcoming features, like self-hosting.

It’s also been great to connect with the broader local-first community. We were invited to present at the Local-First (“LoFi”) Web Development community’s March meetup (more on that below) and are sponsoring Local-First Conf happening in Berlin in a couple of months. More exciting developments ahead!

Freshly-Baked Website Update

We’ve redesigned our home page with one goal in mind: help developers quickly construct a mental model of how PowerSync works.

We’d love to hear your thoughts. Drop a comment on Discord with any feedback.

See the new home page

Kotlin Multiplatform Support: Open Alpha Release

One of our key objectives is to be a stack-agnostic sync layer, so the alpha release of our Kotlin Multiplatform client SDK is a big milestone for us.

This initial release includes support for Android and iOS targets. It also includes a demo app that integrates with Supabase and allows you to easily test the SDK.

Thanks to Sami D, Cameron G, Sam H and Salomon B for your discussions and feedback.

Read the announcement

CLI Beta Release

Our CLI is now in beta! Anyone can now control their PowerSync instances directly from the command line.

Thanks to Husain B, Patrik W, Ben M and Josh S for your help with testing.

Read the announcement

LoFi Meetup Talk

Local-First (“LoFi”) Web Development is a rapidly-growing community focused on local-first software development. We were invited to participate in their 13th monthly meetup where Conrad presented on using a synced SQLite database for state management in a local-first architecture.

Thanks to Yonz for the invite!

Watch the talk

Self-Hosting

We’re in the final stretch of work required to release self-hosting. Once available, a Docker image will allow developers to self-host the PowerSync Service, and will initially be available to our enterprise customers.

This version paves the way for our free source-available self-hosted version that will then be next on our list.

That's it for the March update!