1. A Marketplace of reusable, expert-built, and well-tested Google Cloud Functions 2. A Platform of tools to simplify building web apps on Google Cloud and Firebase 3. An opportunity for developers around the world to generate a new income stream 4. 20x faster to implement new features for your web app
This review is from an engineering point of view
Functions Store is a marketplace for GCP/Firebase cloud functions. If you are not familiar with that terminology, Cloud Functions are similar to Amazon Web Services Lambda Functions. Functions Store provides a library of functions available to purchase and install in your GCP account at a reasonable cost.
After looking through the available functions in the marketplace, most of the functions are very low cost, around a few dollars apiece. Some of them are even free. I was recently working on a project myself that was a GCP/Firebase project utilizing a handful of cloud functions and if I had known about this product I may have tried to utilize some.
I'm a very big believer in not reinventing the wheel. Especially very early on in a project. This marketplace contributes to helping move features along quickly especially early on in an application development cycle.
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Overall I like the direction this marketplace is headed. Most of the issues I noticed will be solved with time and devoting additional resources to this application. I feel that there are some strong legs here if the marketplace can continue to grow. I wasn't able to find another marketplace like this one so I believe Function Store has a unique position in the market to take off if they can keep things moving.