Xano is designed to be an API-first platform, allowing you to create and manage APIs easily. You can create RESTful APIs or GraphQL APIs, define endpoints, and set up data schemas and relationships.
Xano provides a database as a service, with support for various types of databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB. You can set up database tables, fields, and relationships using a visual interface or by importing a schema from an existing database.
Authentication and authorization
Xano provides built-in support for user authentication and authorization, allowing you to set up login and registration pages, manage user roles and permissions, and authenticate users using various methods, such as email and password, social media logins, or single sign-on (SSO).
IoT (Internet of Things) applications
Xano provides support for real-time data processing and can be used to build IoT applications that collect and analyze data from sensors and other devices.
Xano's low-code platform is suitable for building web applications of all kinds, including customer portals, dashboards, and more.
Business management apps
You can use Xano to create custom business management applications for managing operations such as inventory, employee management, and customer relationship management.
Xano allows developers to quickly prototype backend functionality, enabling you to test and validate your ideas before investing significant resources in development.
Xano provides real-time analytics and monitoring, enabling you to track usage, performance, and errors in your backend functionality.
Xano is optimized for mobile development, providing features such as push notifications, location-based services, and mobile app authentication.
Since Xano is a proprietary platform, there is a risk of vendor lock-in if you decide to switch to another backend platform in the future.
Limited control over infrastructure
Since Xano is built on a serverless architecture, you have limited control over the underlying infrastructure, which may be a concern for some businesses.
Limited frontend development features
Xano is primarily focused on backend development, so there may be limited frontend development features and integrations available on the platform.
While Xano's pay-as-you-go pricing model can be cost-effective for small businesses and startups, it may become more expensive for larger applications or businesses with high usage volumes.