I’ve never seen anything quite like Glide, and I think it’s going to be huge.
The best way I can explain it is that Glide is to apps as Squarespace is to websites: it lets you build a lot of common app types (especially content, informational, and portfolio apps), with very little effort or expertise, and yields stunning results.
Many of you have already used at least one Glide-powered app without realizing it. I’ve used a handful so far, and they’re all impressive. It’s going to be a big deal for small publishers who can’t afford or don’t need full custom app development. A lot of clients will just make the apps themselves, but this could also become a massively useful tool for the consulting market to make better apps more quickly.
If I were an iOS consultant, I’d get on this bandwagon early.
(Chris Harris is also a friend and just a ridiculously nice guy with seemingly infinite energy and enthusiasm. Whatever gets him going in the morning, I’ll have one of those, please. These are the kind of people whose work you want to keep an eye on.)