In this post we're going to show you how to deploy a fully functional Slack clone in less than 2 minutes.
See the final result here: https://supabase-slack-clone.vercel.app/
(☝️ You should probably use a fake email when you sign up)
The video shows all the steps so in case you haven't already watched it, here's what you need to know!
This is a real-time Slack clone built with Postgres' Row Level Security. It's a simple POC, and you can deploy your own, which takes a few minutes. The database, auth, real-time, and APIs are handled by Supabase, which is an open source Firebase alternative. The front end is built with Next.js, deployed on Vercel.
You can also find these instructions in the project repo.
1. Create new project
Sign up to Supabase - https://app.supabase.io and create a new project. Wait for your database to start.
2. Run "Slack Clone" Quickstart
Once your database has started, run the "Slack Clone" quickstart.
3. Get the URL and Key
Go to the Project Settings (the cog icon), and find your API URL and
4. Deploy the front end
Click this button to deploy the front end:
You will be asked for a
NEXT_PUBLIC_SUPABASE_KEY. You can use the keys in step 3.
Congrats! You just deployed a functioning Slack clone, without writing a line of code. Feel free to hack the frontend and share your own slack URL in the comments.
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