There’s a better way!

Introducing Anvil - the simplest way to build web apps with Python

Flask is a great way to build the server side of your web app, but to build powerful fullstack web apps, you’ll also need to know:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Web hosting
  • SQL / ORM

With Anvil, you can:

  • build your UI with drag-and-drop (no HTML or CSS)
  • run Python in the browser (no JavaScript!)
  • run Python on the server (full CPython server environment)
  • deploy your apps with one click (no need to wrangle with Google Cloud, Digital Ocean, Heroku, Docker, or AWS)
  • use the built-in PostgreSQL database, and query it from Python!

Build your UI with drag and drop

No HTML, CSS or JavaScript! (unless you want to use them!)

Run Python in the browser

Modify your UI components with Python running in the browser

When components raise events, they call Python functions in your client-side code.

Run Python on the server

Use simple Python function calls to pass information from the server to client

No need to set up routing or endpoints, just write your server-side Python functions and call them from your client side code.

Utilise all the power of Python with a full server-side CPython environment

Ready to try it out?

Anvil is free to use. (And yes, the runtime engine is open source!)

Two-click deployment

Choose public or private hosting at the click of a button.

Publishing an app and changing its URL

Publishing an app and changing its URL

Open Source App Server

Deploy your apps on any computer.

Anvil gives you the control to deploy your apps anywhere – from a Raspberry Pi to a public server.

Take a look at Anvil’s Open Source App Server.

Built-in database

Anvil has a full database system built on top of PostgreSQL

Query or edit your data with a no-nonsense Python statement.

A database table backed by Postgres

A database table backed by Postgres

Try it for yourself

Anvil is free to use – give it a try:

You can also read more about Anvil in the reference docs.

Here are some example apps to get you started: