Tugboat offers the first mobile experience to manage Docker Cloud accounts for iPhone and iPod users.
Requirements & Context
Tugboat was developed purely because Manas’ own engineers wanted a way to manage Docker deployments from a single screen, and with the possibility to do it on the move.
Since scratching one’s own itch is a valid way framework to create useful products, we figured the app would appeal to organizations who, just like us, had to juggle several clients on Docker.
We were using a service called Docker Cloud, that didn’t have a mobile interface, so we figured we’d built it ourselves using Swift. Thus Tugboat was born. We wanted to enable on-the-go access to some of Docker Cloud’s services: mainly monitoring Docker containers.
Tugboat is a mobile app that connects directly to Docker Cloud’s APIs, without the need for any services in between.
Shortly after being released in the AppStore, Docker Cloud shut down, so our little Tugboat was left to drift :(
With Tugboat users were able to:
- Handle multiple accounts. Add all your Docker Cloud accounts and switch between them with a single tap.
- Manage entire services or stacks with a single action.
- Monitor service logs. The output is refreshed in real time. It’s a time saver!
- Navigate easily: we developed a very straightforward, clean-looking set of icons to create an intuitive navigation experience.