As you may already know, Airtable is acquiring Airplane and shutting down the product on March 1, 2024. This means Airplane customers will have to migrate their UIs and tasks to an alternative platform over the next 2 months.
During a discussion on Hacker News on January 4th about the Airplane acquisition, we immediately added this comment offering to help Airplane customers
Over the last 3 days, we’ve been working to come up with additional ways to help. This post summarizes what we are doing:
Let us know your use cases and we’ll use our experience with the various alternative platforms to help you choose the right one. For example, Retool is great for UIs, Dropbase shares the code-centric approach of Airplane, but with a much faster way to build UIs and Views. Superblocks is great for workload automation flexibility
Here’s a chart that places each platform based on the following criteria:
We have limited capacity to offer some engineering support to complete migrations to alternative platforms, even if it’s not to Dropbase. Reach out at email@example.com
We are in the position to offer engineering help to rebuild
Dropbase shares Airplane vision of a code-centric app builder. You can automate tasks in a similar way to how you’d do it in Airplane, but you can build UIs way faster and easier with Dropbase.
We scanned the Airplane Templates and selected the most used popular ones to rebuild on Dropbase.
Here’s a list of app templates, each with a video tutorial on how to rebuild on Dropbase so you can migrate from Airplane faster.
Airplane Admin Panel app template
Rebuilding Admin Panel in Dropbase
Airplane Billing Dashboard app template
Rebuilding Stripe Billing Dashboard in Dropbase
Airplane Ticketing Dashboard app template
Rebuilding Ticketing Dashboard in Dropbase
Airplane Feature Flagging Dashboard app template
Rebuilding Feature Flagging Dashboard in Dropbase
Airplane Postgres Admin Panel app template
Rebuilding Postgres Admin Panel in Dropbase
Airplane AI Database Explorer app template
Rebuilding AI Database Explorer in Dropbase
Airplane CRM Dashboard app template
Rebuilding CRM Dashboard in Dropbase