Flame is self-hosted startpage for your server. Its design is inspired (heavily) by SUI. Flame is very easy to setup and use. With built-in editors it allows you to setup your very own appliaction hub in no time – no file editing necessary.


  • Backend
    • Node.js + Express
    • Sequelize ORM + SQLite
  • Frontend
    • React
    • Redux
    • TypeScript
  • Deployment
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes


# clone repository
git clone https://github.com/pawelmalak/flame
cd flame

# run only once
npm run dev-init

# start backend and frontend development servers
npm run dev


With Docker (recommended)

Docker Hub

Building images

# build image for amd64 only
docker build -t flame .

# build multiarch image for amd64, armv7 and arm64
# building failed multiple times with 2GB memory usage limit so you might want to increase it
docker buildx build \
  --platform linux/arm/v7,linux/arm64,linux/amd64 \
  -f Dockerfile.multiarch \
  -t flame:multiarch .


# run container
docker run -p 5005:5005 -v /path/to/data:/app/data flame


version: '2.1'
    image: pawelmalak/flame:latest
    container_name: flame
      - <host_dir>:/app/data
      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock # optional but required for Docker integration feature
      - 5005:5005
    restart: unless-stopped


# use skaffold
skaffold dev

Without Docker

Follow instructions from wiki: Installation without Docker


  • Applications
    • Create, update, delete and organize applications using GUI
    • Pin your favourite apps to homescreen

Homescreen screenshot

  • Bookmarks
    • Create, update, delete and organize bookmarks and categories using GUI
    • Pin your favourite categories to homescreen

Homescreen screenshot

  • Weather

    • Get current temperature, cloud coverage and weather status with animated icons
  • Themes

    • Customize your page by choosing from 12 color themes

Homescreen screenshot


Search bar


To use search bar you need to type your search query with selected prefix. For example, to search for “what is docker” using google search you would type: /g what is docker.

You can change where to open search results (same/new tab) in the settings

Supported search engines

Name Prefix Search URL
Disroot /ds http://search.disroot.org/search?q=
DuckDuckGo /d https://duckduckgo.com/?q=
Google /g https://www.google.com/search?q=

Supported services

Name Prefix Search URL
IMDb /im https://www.imdb.com/find?q=
Reddit /r https://www.reddit.com/search?q=
Spotify /sp https://open.spotify.com/search/
The Movie Database /mv https://www.themoviedb.org/search?query=
Youtube /yt https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=

Setting up weather module

  1. Obtain API Key from Weather API.

    Free plan allows for 1M calls per month. Flame is making less then 3K API calls per month.

  2. Get lat/long for your location. You can get them from latlong.net.
  3. Enter and save data. Weather widget will now update and should be visible on Home page.

Docker integration

In order to use the Docker integration, each container must have the following labels:

  - flame.type=application # "app" works too
  - flame.name=My container
  - flame.url=https://example.com
  - flame.icon=icon-name # Optional, default is "docker"
# - flame.icon=custom to make changes in app. ie: custom icon upload

And you must have activated the Docker sync option in the settings panel.

You can set up different apps in the same label adding ; between each one.

  - flame.type=application
  - flame.name=First App;Second App
  - flame.url=https://example1.com;https://example2.com
  - flame.icon=icon-name1;icon-name2

If you want to use a remote docker host follow this instructions in the host:

  • Open the file /lib/systemd/system/docker.service, search for ExecStart and edit the value

ExecStart=/usr/bin/dockerd -H tcp://${PORT} -H unix:///var/run/docker.sock

The above command will bind the docker engine server to the Unix socket as well as TCP port of your choice. “” means docker-engine accepts connections from all IP addresses.

  • Restart the daemon and Docker service

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo service docker restart
  • Test if it is working

curl http://${IP}:${PORT}/version

Kubernetes integration

In order to use the Kubernetes integration, each ingress must have the following annotations:

  - flame.pawelmalak/type=application # "app" works too
  - flame.pawelmalak/name=My container
  - flame.pawelmalak/url=https://example.com
  - flame.pawelmalak/icon=icon-name # Optional, default is "kubernetes"

And you must have activated the Kubernetes sync option in the settings panel.

Custom CSS

This is an experimental feature. Its behaviour might change in the future.

Follow instructions from wiki: Custom CSS


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