Type of site
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California|
|Created by||Aaron Iba, J.D. Zamfirescu and David Greenspan|
|Launched||December 12, 2007|
AppJet was a website that allowed users to create web-based applications in a client web browser. AppJet was founded by three MIT graduates, two of whom were engineers at Google before starting AppJet. They launched their initial public beta on December 12, 2007, allowing anyone to create a web app.
AppJet received funding from Y Combinator in the summer of 2007.
The project closed on July 1, 2009 to focus attention on the EtherPad
Appjet was acquired by Google on December 4, 2009, for an undisclosed amount.
JGate is a free, cloud-based service, in beta, that can be used to run AppJet applications.
On August 14, 2008, AppJet released a programming tutorial aimed at a target audience of "absolute beginners".
The tutorial used the AppJet IDE to provide a programming sandbox for examples, allowing readers to experiment with sample code. This was one of the first online tutorials to embed an IDE, exposing a complete server-side web app framework inline with text.
Appjet is often updated with bug-fixes, improvements, and other features. A major update to the site was a graphical change implemented on July 10, 2008. This update also added the feature to "Comment" on users apps. Comments are messages about apps left at the URL comments.appname.appjet.net.
Another update occurred on May 2, 2008. This update allowed apps to be hosted at custom domains.