Check out our guide.


Learn in these tutorials how to install Hoodie and get started.

Hoodie enables you to express yourself through technology by making web app development very fast, easy and accessible.

It’s a complete backend for your apps: develop your frontend code, plug it into our API and your app is ready.

Hoodie is Open Source.


Hoodie’s Documentation


For any questions, find answers in our FAQ.

Vote for us at the net awards 2015!

We've been nominated at this year's net awards! Twice!
Hoodie as Open Source Project of the Year, and Lena for Best Conference Talk of the Year.

Hoodie is for you

Currently, Hoodie is mainly for frontend developers who want to build their own applications based on it, and for Node.js developers who want to help us extend Hoodie’s core by building plugins.

Hoodie’s future goal is to be accessible for designers and people with few coding skills because we think this matters.


Hoodie is an Offline First, noBackend architecture.

Its Dreamcode API gives you user signup and administration, data storage, loading, synchronisation and shares, emails and payments and can be extended with plugins. Hoodie is written in JavaScript and Node.JS and relies on CouchDB.


This week of work on Hoodie is sponsored by
The Talky Kickstarter.

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About Hoodie

We believe in Diversity, Enablement, Empowerment, Decentralisation, Independence and Freedom.


We’d love to have you on board. We’re looking for people who can code, design, write, organise and much more. Find out how you can support the work on Hoodie here.

A very promising open-source library for building offline-first apps.

— Smashing Magazine

❤ - a fast offline-first architecture for webapps. Super-simple user management & storage. Great for mobile.

— Addy Osmani

The Hoodie team is one of the nicest and welcoming that I’ve ever known.

— Katrin Apel

Merchandise - Because everyone needs a Hoodie ❤