It's awesome. Seriously.

I know what it's like. You've got a great idea for a web application. It could be the next big thing, or simply an itch that needs scratching.

You think to yourself:

Hey, easy! This shouldn't take too long.

I'll just start with new user registrations, then the login form. Oh yeah, plus I'll something for users that forgot their password. Ah, and some way for an administrator to manage users, and their preferences, groups and access permissions. Crap. That means I'll need to design and code up an admin control panel too. And I forgot about digital asset management, image manipulation and finding a decent templating language.

Ahh, whatever. I can't be bothered now...

Spend less time on the annoying, fiddly bits and more time being awesome instead. Thatís why weíre making DevFlare.

Introducing DevFlare: So what is it, exactly?

You know, I'm not 100% sure what to call it. Itís a modular, web application framework and control panel with all the boring bits already done for you. So your revolutionary web app idea can be online by this afternoon, instead of next month. And itís free.

If youíre interested, it runs on PHP + MYSQL, and sits on top of the fantastic, critically acclaimed CodeIgniter framework. It takes CodeIgniter to the next level, providing a rich set of tools and a modular arcitecture just waiting for you to plug in your ideas. You can even use your existing CodeIgniter code, with very few changes.

We've already got some webapp ideas of our own on the boil, and we understand the value of great documentation and examples, so expect a lot more from us in the coming months.

Oh yeah, did we mention itíll be open source too? The licensing isn't fully worked out yet, but we're aiming for it to be as flexible as CodeIgniter's license.

Sounds awesome. I'm sold.