New version of Dropsource is up and running!
Based on the generous amount of feedback we received from our first groups of beta users, we’ve made some changes and (big) improvements to Dropsource. Some major highlights from the past releases are below but a link to the full list is linked at the bottom of the page.
In the future we’ll send out more detailed descriptions of the big changes present in each reach new release for you to check out.
Highlighted improvements and updates
- To focus on learning and provide maximum value to our current (and future) beta users Dropsource is now 100% free! This means all users who are invited into our beta will be able to create unlimited projects without upgrading to our professional plan. During this time, we will rework our business model and pricing plan in preparation for our public launch later this year.
- We put a lot of effort into our support material over the last few weeks and are proud to announce the release of a robust set of support videos, feature docs, and tutorials to make learning Dropsource easier. This increase in support material also comes with product features that make this content even more accessible. The workbench now has an integrated help center drawer for quick access to our most helpful support videos, documentation, and tutorials. Now you can access everything you need to master Dropsource without leaving your project!
- Dropsource has been migrated to a new API graph that lays the foundation for us to support a lot more functionality with imported APIs. As of today, Dropsource now supports response headers and returning arrays and primitives in the response body. Keep a look out for cool features to come!
- Thanks to feedback from our initial beta users, we found that uploading an Open API spec was limiting and not efficient for trying out Dropsource. To fix this, now projects are pre-loaded with a demo API library providing every user with a set of basic APIs to use in their apps. This will make it easier to try Dropsource and build simple apps (like a to do list or Google Places search app) without needing a functional API of your own. We also discovered that many API documentation tools and pre-existing APIs provided a URL for OpenAPI specs. Because of this, we also added the ability to import an API directly from a url.
- The right sidebar of the workbench now contains an element tree so users can visualize the view hierarchy for pages in their app, select previously inaccessible elements on the canvas, and rearrange element order.
For full details on all of our releases thus far check out our release notes!