Web, Mobile + Tablet Forms for Bootstrap, jQuery Mobile and jQuery UI
Alpaca generates forms on-the-fly using JSON schema and JSON configuration to define object models, types, properties, validation logic and layout. Alpaca generates intuitive forms for your users while giving your business an assurance of data compliance.
The Alpaca library is pre-packaged with controls, wizards, layouts, I18N support and pluggable template engines (we ship with support for jQuery.tmpl(), EJS and Handlebars). API Documentation is provided so that you can extend Alpaca as you see fit.
The philosophy behind Alpaca is that you should design your forms once and have them work on lots of different devices and UI engines without recoding.
Here are some examples of Alpaca running with different UI front-ends:
Alpaca is a community-led open-source project licensed under Apache 2.0.
Copy the following two lines into your web's
<head/> block after jQuery:
<div> tag to your HTML page and call
$.alpaca() with your form data:
Enjoy your newly rendered Alpaca form.
This table shows our tested stack. If not shown, it means that Alpaca hasn't been tested on that platform and browser combination. That said, please feel free to evaluate on your own. There is a good chance Alpaca will run just fine.
(IE 9 and beyond)
It's easy to get started. You can grab the code and drop it into your new or existing projects. You can also download the source code, build it yourself and customize Alpaca for your own projects.
Join the Alpaca Project on GitHub to access the source and contribute to the growing Alpaca Community! Alpaca is licensed under the Apache 2.0 open source license.
Check out our tutorials and documentation to get a sense of what Alpaca can do for you. Also take a look at some Complex Forms and Framework Demonstrations. These cover implementing Alpaca with Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile.
We've also provided a few additional mobile-specific examples for iPad and iPhone.
We provide an
API and Component Reference that describes all of the nifty
components and controls that are available out-of-the-box. This will give you an idea of how to build your own
All of our Unit Tests are online.
We also provide Alpaca API JSDoc.
With its performance and extensibility, Alpaca has been adopted by various users as their forms service for creating and editing structured JSON.
Alpaca can also be easily integrated with other Content Management Systems.
If you have a question about Alpaca, please visit the Alpaca Forums. We'd love to get to know you and to hear your feedback!