Build and Deploy Apps on Cloudflare
Internet performance and security company Cloudflare is introducing a new platform that will enable developers to build and deploy applications using the company's infrastructure and distribute them to users on the Cloudflare network.
As part of the new platform, Cloudflare is also announcing the $100 million Cloudflare Developer Fund (partnering with venture capital investors including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Venrock, and Pelion Venture Partners ) to finance startups building applications on the new platform.
Cloudflare currently runs one of the world’s largest networks but until now only Cloudflare itself could develop applications that could take advantage of its scale. The Cloudflare Apps Platform, however, opens Cloudflare’s network to third-party developers. The Apps Platform is a collection of APIs that allows developers to build applications that take advantage Cloudflare’s global network infrastructure, easily deploy their applications to any of Cloudflare’s customers, and get paid for the applications they have built. More than 50 such applications are currently available including those from Twitter, Pinterest, Spotify, Zendesk, and VigLink.
"VigLink has always focused on empowering publishers, and the launch of Cloudflare Apps is a watershed moment,” said Oliver Roup, CEO and founder, VigLink. “Incremental publisher revenue is delivered without compromising user experience, now a single click away from more than 6 million of the web's savviest publishers. A better Internet isn't just faster and safer, it's more lucrative too."