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Deta Space - What is it and why is it the future?

Disclaimer: This article is not sponsored or biased in any way. I liked the idea behind the product and hence wanted to write about it.

Deta was a company founded just over 2 years ago and it has been providing free Cloud solutions since.

What is Deta Space?

Deta Space is a new product from Deta which provides you with your personal cloud hosted by Deta where you can run sandboxed versions of certain apps. It is a relatively new concept but seems to have great potential. Here the developers don't have our data so they cannot sell it. Deta still has our data but in this case, we just need to trust one company rather than trusting a bunch of other companies or developers. You can see Deta's privacy policy here.

Features

Updates are on an opt-in basis so if you don't want to update to a newer version of an app, you can choose not to. There is no option to downgrade though but that can be added in the future and I hope they do so.

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You can also see all the data stored by an app on a per-app basis through Deta's dashboard. To do so, click on the 3-dot menu on the app's icon and click "My Data" and you will be redirected to a page where you can see all the stored data.

For Developers

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Deta Space also provides a marketplace for apps where developers can publish apps. Right now, there are only 5 but as this concept gets more popular and developers start to build more apps compatible with Deta Space, this marketplace is going to expand. You can see the marketplace here.

Deta aims to make it easy for developers to make applications for Deta Space by completely managing the infrastructure from servers, security, data to payments. You can learn more about it here.

How Deta Space can get better

I also see teams using Deta Space as a future use case. Deta Space only supports spaces for individual users now, but later it can be expanded to provide a space that multiple users can access. Also, only one instance of an app can be created currently but the ability to create multiple instances will be a dealbreaker for some.

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spiritbro1

this is cool, i really want to work on deta space as i owe deta a lot because of their free micro and database they need to have 100000 BTC for sure they deserve it

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Anish De Author

Haha, they are currently funded by investors and that is how they pay the server costs. They are also working on another product which is gonna generate the revenue and the services offered now will remain free.

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JoelBonetR • Edited on

let me be sceptic on that. A company needs a revenue to avoid bankruptcy. If they are not selling data from clients and they are not charging their clients for any extra feature but having a free tier (like GitLab for example) how they stay up?
As investor I would not add money on any place with promises of future revenue from a non existent product tbh, let's be realistic on that please. Doesn't they add ads at least? 😆

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Anish De Author

I get your point, I just saw that they plan on generating revenue from taking a small cut in in-app purchases in apps in Deta Space. Still, we need to wait and watch

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JoelBonetR

yup but they're up and running till 2 years ago isn't it? how they managed to stay up this time? I'm concerned about my private data in first hand

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Max

Hi, I'm with Deta and can try and explain.

We are currently funded by investors. Our long term plan is to charge users, not developers, on Deta Space when they buy an app (as Anish mentioned).

We are different from other clouds in that we will make money with developers, not from them.

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spiritbro1

im developer and im super interested in this