• Welcome
  • Features
  • Contribute
  • Tutorials
  • Developer Guide
  • PHP Reference
  • Client JS Reference
  • Node.js Reference
Need to define QP/welcome/response/column0

The Q Platform

Build social, mobile, real-time apps

About Q

There are lots of frameworks out there for making websites. You've probably encountered them. Well, Q is different. It was designed from the ground up to power social apps.

A social app is an app that enables spontaneous communication and collaboration between users.

Out of the box, Q helps any app support user accounts, real-time collaboration and offline notifications, automatically scaling up to millions of users if necessary.

Building with Q

Apps built with Q can go viral as they work on practically every device and integrate with

  • emails + address books
  • mobile phones + contacts
  • facebook accounts + friend lists

Working in the Q platform encourages best practices when it comes to modern web standards, security, privacy, and achieving business objectives.

A new landscape

If you build or use websites, you know the landscape has steadily changed. Over 60% of mobile phone users now use internet-enabled smartphones.1 You need to reach them where they are.

No — more than that — you should empower people to use your app in ways that take advantage of their new devices, while respecting their privacy and protecting them from information overload.

Q lets you get it right. It's a modular platform that provides a lot right out of the box, and can be easily extended with new functionality.