Alright, I have to admit this #MadeWithPenpot post comes with an unexpected “meta” pun because it turns out someone created a new vertical tool using Penpot as a framework! The folks at Fastr recently contacted us to share their excitement about the upcoming release of their Fastr Frontend with new cool adaptive AI features.
Fastr use case is quite interesting. They needed to create a next-gen innovative e-commerce website builder and a year ago they decided they were better off building that on top of Penpot instead of developing everything from scratch! They’ve been in the business for quite some time (previous incarnation was Zmags) so this is some serious stuff.
Their UI has subtle and not so subtle changes. Many different content, deployment and AI integrations can be enjoyed.
What’s even more impressive is that they started doing all this before webhooks or the API even existed! It’s basically a very neat fork! They are making sure they are MPL 2.0 compliant but also that they don’t suffer from regression errors linked to upstream changes. For anyone to build something like from scratch it could have taken many years and a ton of investment. But not for the team at Fastr.
Of course we want to know much more and share all the details with you. But for now, this is something that made the Penpot team super proud! I was personally expecting something like this in 2024 so this means the concept of looking at Penpot as a framework is maturing very quickly!
@ryanbreen is an active member of the Penpot community and also Fastr’s very own CTO! Ryan, please feel free to add or amend anything about what I just shared!
To the rest, any initial reactions to this?