DO Ideas 2

Create a mobile optimized control panel or iPhone/Android app

One thing i love about Linode and Rackspace is that i can always quickly check my server stats from my mobile phone. I would love to have an app that shows me (in descending order of importance):

* List of Droplets with all meta info (name, image, size, IP address, Running or not ...)
* Buttons for:
* Reboot
* Resize
* Snapshot
* Backup
* Create from scratch/ from image
* Bandwidth usage for the current month
* Charges for current month / account balance
* Digital Ocean stats (is everything in the network ok?)

  • Padde
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Jesse Jones commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Some four years after this was originally shared, I'm wondering why it's still in the "gathering feedback" phase...

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    I would like to have an Android or iOS application for managing my tickets, droplets, domains, volumes, etc

  • Zachary DuBois commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Eh, I am withdrawing my vote. This isn't a *top* priority item for me. DO has a lot of other things to worry about.

  • Cody S. commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Yes, would love to see an official DO app.

  • Ted Wood commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    I'm very confused why this is "Gathering Feedback". It should be obvious that a mobile app is essential in today's mobile-centric world.

  • Prashanth Goriparthi commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    This is a must. Add Touch ID Integration for iPhone App authentication.

  • Michael King commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    It should be relatively simple to create your own app using the API in your language of choice.

  • amnesia commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Windows Phone app, too, please. A 4-digit PIN should be added (as an option, it add to security).

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    I have created one for Android that has most of the features (planning to add more). you can get it form the playstore for free here : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yassirh.digitalocean

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    I have created one for Android and you can get it form the playstore for free here : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yassirh.digitalocean

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    can we lso get this for windows phone

  • Pablo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    There are several iOS or Android apps listed, here: https://github.com/DigitalOcean-User-Projects/Directory

  • Pablo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    There are several iOS or Android apps listed, here: https://github.com/DigitalOcean-User-Projects/Directory

  • Pablo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    There are six iOS apps listed, here: https://github.com/DigitalOcean-User-Projects/Directory

  • Duanniston Cardoso Cabral commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04
  • jgc commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Any plans for an app with graphs?

  • Shaps commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Good news Drizzle is now available in the App Store ;)

    http://getdrizzle.com

  • Shaps commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Just a quick update, for those interested in a full-features iOS app - I'm submitting today!
    http://getdrizzle.com

  • Shaps commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    I should mention, anyone else who's interested in beta testing or helping with localisations please follow me on Twitter so we can get in touch. I will be submitting very soon v1.0 but there are newer features coming soon afterwards and I'd love to include some localisations :)

    http://getdrizzle.com
    http://twitter.com/getdrizzle
    http://facebook.com/snippex

  • Shaps commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Jeffrey A. I have spoken with the dev team and I don't see an official app coming anytime soon however I started to work on a new app recently that's a lot more full featured than Binary Deep (which I was also using up until now) :)
    If you're interested in being a beta tested, get in touch @getdrizzle on twitter - DM me your UDID and I'll add you on Testflight. I think you'll like it :)

  • Jeffrey A. commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Until then, I'll probably be using Binary Deep (https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/binary-deep/id656858282)

  • Jeffrey A. commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Can't wait to see an official iOS App.

  • Reverend Doctor Proxy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Fortunately, I'm not an IOS user, so an Android app would be very nice! I will test some of the developer posts below and then post an update on which app I think is best!

  • Shaps commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    http://drizzleios.com - I'll be submitting very soon!

    I've been talking with the devs at Digital Ocean and many new API features have become available.
    My app will do everything you can do through the site and a lot more than what's documented (currently) in the API.

    Follow me on twitter @drizzleios to stay up to date, but the release is definitely soon! Just going through last round of testing.

  • Alessandro Loffredo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    I started developing a free app for Android, here you can download it https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mediterraneo
    I'm writing new features in these days, stay tuned!

  • Guillermo Estrada commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Panel is done with Bootstrap AFAIK, creating a responsive web panel for mobile should be trivial and straight forward.

  • Ariejan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Just wanted to let you know about Binary Deep: http://forsakenlabs.com/binary-deep/

  • iCodex commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    real need it

  • Robin J. commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Well this would be pretty easy to implement due to the fact of the fantastic API DigitalOcean have! I can create a web-based iOS app for this in just a day. However my Objective-C knowledge is limited, so I'm voting for a native app (Developed by a good iOS dev)

  • Nicklas commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    I feel like this would tie together nicely with the new beta design. If they make it responsive i'm sure it'll be good enough for mobile use. I think an app is kind of overkill, but i wouldn't complain.

  • Fernando Vieira commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    What about an equivalent app for Android ???

  • Roland Moriz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04
  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    We're quite a long way away from an official DigitalOcean app so any developers that want to take a stab at it you're more than welcome =]

  • Eris Castrogivanni commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Basin does everything I want so I've removed my votes for this suggestion. Great app.

  • Philip Heinser commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    I started making an open-source app. It is free on the AppStore. It is not so feature rich as others, but i am working on that. Please feel free to fill a feature request on Github.

    https://github.com/philipheinser/DigitalOcean-Manager

    https://itunes.apple.com/app/digitalocean-manager/id633128302

  • Jesse Jones commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    There is a paid app for this (and I applaud the dev for making it, it looks useful and seems priced fairly), but I'd love to see a free one from DO at some point that can take full advantage of their API and get updated as more is added to the API.

  • Roland Moriz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Checkout "CloudOcean" (free) for iOS: http://CloudOceanApp.com

  • Jamie Ball commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Would quite happily have this, or better still, make the current control panel responsive & mobile friendly, much quicker and easier.

  • Rodrigo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Include tracert and ping

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Hi Bart,

    That's an interesting suggestion definitely post it up as a separate feature request.

  • Bart Trojanowski commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Basin is awesome, I hope it continues to evolve. Now I need DigitalOcean to allow me to disable deleting certain servers from the API. Say... "locked". I'm going to remove my votes from this suggestion and make a new one.

  • Christian Pekeler commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    I prefer responsive HTML.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Awesome! =]

  • Josh Frye commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Basin http://basinapp.com/ just went live with an iPhone app :) Let me know if you have any questions.

  • Josh Frye commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    http://basinapp.com/ now has an iPhone app too :)

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Awesome to see the community putting this together!

  • Eric commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    I would love to test it. How can I contact you?

  • Kroeze Jordy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Would really like a app of DigitalOcean itself
    But for now i really gonna check Basin :)

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    One of our customers created an android app off of the API:

    http://basinapp.com/

    We'll be eventually putting something together for mobile but no ETA yet.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    Josh was awesome enough to put one together around the API =]

    https://www.digitalocean.com/blog_posts/our-customers-rock-introducing-basin-for-android

  • Josh Frye commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    There's an Android app available now http://basinapp.com

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    Would love to see customers engage the API and build some cool tools like an Android phone app, that would be pretty sweet. =]

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    Already done at:

    https://api.digitalocean.com

  • Andrew Ma commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    How about expose an API first and let the community write an app

  • Jean-Philippe Boily commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    I would be interested in beta testing the Android app.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    An android app and an iphone app are on the roadmap and will be in production closer to 2012 Q4 when we hope to have the initial first betas released for users to test.

    Thanks

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    We're paranoid on security here as well. I think we wont have the bandwidth for the mobile website for a bit of a time but if someone wants to tackle and it and open source we could use that as a framework to then build on top of and take care of the security implementation.

    All good suggestions =]

  • Jean-Philippe Boily commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    SMS seems a bit basic for anything besides, well, basic. I think. Not sure if I would use that personally (my 2 cents).

    A web based mobile admin would be just fine for me. That could start with only a few features built into a, say, jQuery Mobile version of current admin. Something simple at first. That might not add a that big overhead at first, but if people starts to ask all features for mobile, that might add an non-negligible overhead at some point in time.

    I thought I could work on that, but might not be ideal for authorizations. Having auth for that web based mobile app that would store people DO auth is not the best solution, I personally wouldn't use that if it didn't came from DO or myself, I think. Servers are too important. Maybe am I paranoid? ;)

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    We've played around with a Twilio integration and DigitalOcean 1.0 that allowed SMS based controls of running droplets, but that would lack a few features that a native phone app would provide (trending, analytics).

    A mobile version could work very well and would probably reduce time to develop and also be cross-platform compatible.

    Interesting thoughts.

    Thanks,
    Moisey

  • Jean-Philippe Boily commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    I would like to hear opinions on why would a native app be needed here if a stripped (or not) web mobile admin would be available? I was thinking about that and cross-platform development too...I worked with Titanium Mobile last year, but I found it had problems (memory leaks, hard to keep up with new OS version). Anyone have something to suggest? If there is no such solutions I think Rubymotion might be useful as I am Ruby dev. The major downside of Rubymotion is the licensing fees just to try to make a proof of concept.

    Thoughts, ideas? Would a web based mobile app would do for most needs?

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    Stats are in development and yes we will be exposing them via API when they are complete.

    Thanks,
    Moisey

  • Jean-Philippe Boily commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    I think stats are really needed to make that kind of app useful. Will you provide a stat API? If yes, any ETA on that?

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    That would be an awesome show of support and if someone wants to take that project on and needs any help let us know, we'll be more than happy to help.

    The API is at digitalocean.com/api and we put pretty much everything you can do in there.

    Thanks,
    Moisey

  • Jean-Philippe Boily commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    I would most probably prefer have everything exposed via the API and community could do iPhone and Android apps. Maybe am I a dreamer? ;)

  • Jesse Jones commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    Android too, please (and WinMo for that matter, if possible)... not everyone loves Apple ;)

  • Tomasz P. Kołuda commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    YES. ...and ANDROID. I'm an Android person. :o)
    - Is the SMS part ready for testing? I got free messaging plan. :p
    --
    Tomasz.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:05

    We put together a preliminary version using SMS instead of a full app, allowing users to reboot and resize their droplets from their phone.

    It's in beta mode and we haven't launched it publicly, but we will most likely release that first, so users can reboot their droplets remotely if they happen to be alerted that there's an issue and they don't have an internet connection handy.