“…Dabble DB lets you build database applications with no hassle. It’s easy to use yet extremely flexible and powerful…” claims the website. Even they’re right I think they should try to hire some marketing company to find better wording to describe their awesome application.
Easily described: Dabble DB provides common functionalities of a database: CRUD of records.
But, they provide many features that I’ve seen only in Filemaker many years ago (Filemaker had fewer functionalities, I must admit) : easy database normalisation, data restucturing, grouping, filtering, generation of charts including “world maps“, automatic recognition of patterns allowing Dabble DB to automatically generates calendar, and many other features.
A 7 minutes demo is available and will give you a good idea of what could be achieved.
Now only one question comes to my mind, what is their business model?
- Inviting people to save their private data like many other web 2.0 companies (Zoho, Signals37, name them…)?
- Invite CIOs to save their “added value” data?
I’ll never believe in this kind of business model at least because here, in Europe, data privacy means something. A simple calculation decreases their market by 500 millions EU customers and hundrerd of thousands EU companies too!
Even they claim to take care of our privacy, history proves that US government cannot be trusted and our data could be compromised too easily.
Dabble DB cannot be hosted at home, I hope that competitors will align their user interface based on Dabble DB!
Maybe the answer comes already from Ismael Ghalimin, the Intalio co-founder: “…As long as it does not matter that the data stored into Dabble DB can be seen by anyone once you publish it [you can select Dabble DB to host your data]…“.
Off course this post can be applied to all Web 2.0 companies relying on the craziness of people to store their private data on a remote server. I will be glad to see the figures of the kind of customers those Web2.0 have after 2 years……