It's hard for frontend developers to build applications that respect user privacy, work offline, store data remotely, and synchronise across devices. Existing solutions either rely on big corporations that crave user data, or require a non-trivial amount of time and expertise to setup a new server for every new project.
We want to help developers focus on the frontend, and we don’t want the challenge of storing user data to get in their way. The path between a new idea and deploying to production should be short!
Also, we believe data belong to the users, and not necessarily to the application authors. Applications should be decoupled from the storage location, and users should be able to choose where their personal data are stored.
The backend can often be universal, generic and reusable. We envision mutualisation of services and self-hosting: the backend is deployed, secured and scaled only once for several applications.