The team at Boom.tv was facing challenges while working with Laravel to build a custom web app and needed a more modern stack and developer experience to handle authentication.
Nhost provided a seamless experience with a familiar and intuitive developer experience while taking care of infrastructure, configuration, and deployments, allowing the team to focus on their business.
Midnight Society is a AAA game studio that collaborates with Boom.tv to make their community part of the game-building process. The goal is to attract a large audience to influence how the game would unfold. By early February of 2022, they had already amassed 200,000 followers on Twitter and Discord, but they needed to funnel those users to their website and get them to sign up for early access to their new game.
Midnight Society knew that their launch was going to be big, and their backend and infrastructure had to be able to handle hundreds of thousands of users from day one. However, the team at Boom.tv was facing challenges while working with Laravel, the framework they were using to build custom web apps. They needed a more modern stack and developer experience that would separate the backend and frontend processes.
The team at Boom.tv evaluated different solutions to handle authentication with Hasura, the framework they had their sights set on. They considered Auth0 and Firebase, but both were too expensive and inflexible. Finally, they came across Nhost's open-source authentication service for Hasura and its full offering with managed Postgres, Hasura, Auth, Storage, and Serverless Functions.
Benefits of Nhost
Nhost filled the gap in Hasura's ecosystem and provided the team at Boom.tv with a familiar and intuitive experience. By having Nhost take care of all infrastructure, configuration, and deployments, the team could focus on their actual business and users.
The collaboration between Midnight Society and Boom.tv to launch a community-driven game was a success. The use of Nhost provided the team with a modern solution to handle authentication, seamlessly, and their backend was able to handle hundreds of thousands of users from day one.