IDX is based on VSCode, and the vision is a full fidelity local environment with AI smarts, quick starting points for apps using popular frameworks, a Linux-based VM in a data center near you, and quick deploys to Firebase Hosting and (soon) Android + iOS simulators in-browser.
Get to Work Quickly, from Anywhere
Project IDX allows developers to work from anywhere, on any device, with the full fidelity of local development. Every workspace has the full capabilities of a Linux-based VM, paired with universal access hosted in the cloud.
Import Your Existing App or Start Something New
Preview Your App Across Platforms
IDX includes a built-in web preview and, coming soon, a fully-configured Android emulator and an embedded iOS simulator, all available directly in the browser.
IDX AI Features
The IDX AI features are at the heart of this innovative project, providing smart code completion, an assistive chatbot, and contextual code actions.
Imagine selecting a section of a component in a large React (Next.js) application, and IDX AI can summarize what it does for you.
Generating Code Comments
Select a block of code, and IDX AI will generate code comments for you, making your code more readable and maintainable.
Generating Code for Specific Problems
Ask IDX AI for help with a problem like "Help me add a text field for entering a promotion code to the cart," and it will generate the code for you, wiring it up to the rest of your component beyond just the text field code itself.
Publish to the Web with Firebase Hosting
Deploying your app is made easier with Firebase Hosting integration, allowing you to deploy a shareable preview of your web app or deploy to production with just a few clicks.
Let's Build Project IDX Together
The IDX team is just at the beginning of this experimental journey to improve the end-to-end development workflow, and we need your help to make this vision a reality. Join the waitlist today and be part of this journey.
If you're interested in learning more, Roman has also been sharing a look behind the scenes of IDX and will share more in the future.
Shout outs to Jeanine Banks, Roman Nurik, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Erin M. Kidwell, Ashwin Raghav, Prakhar Srivastav, David East, and the rest of the IDX team for their amazing work. Chrome is excited to continue partnering with them.