- Glue42 Core leverages Progressive Web Applications
- It allows companies to create s UI and data integrations between any type of application
Glue42, which provides integrated desktop experiences to financial institutions has released open-source platform Glue42 Core. The solution is based on Glue42’s interoperability platform Glue42 Enterprise. It allows companies to create s UI and data integrations between any type of application. The company has made the solution available to all in the financial services industry and in other sectors as well.
Petyo Ivanov, product manager, Glue42 said, “Financial institutions looking to offer an enhanced user experience, often move their web applications outside the browser, using electron containers. This requires a desktop deployment which adds delays to deployment and creates unnecessary vendor lock-in, security risks, and DevOps costs.”
Progressive Web Applications
Glue42 Core leverages Progressive Web Applications (PWA). PWA is a web technology to deliver a native app-like experience to users without any local install. The company claimed that it is the first solution to remove such barriers and can be used on desktops within the enterprise or by clients. It will be helpful for organisations who need their employees to work from home. They can still get the same secure, enterprise experience as if they were in the office. As the use of PWAs on the financial desktop is a relatively new concept, the company is open-sourcing its core to make PWA more easily accessible to firms.
Leslie Spiro, CEO, Glue42 said, “We are changing the game with Glue42 Core and are offering a developer-honest, open-source solution. This means that if firms want to offer their teams fully functional workspaces, either within or outside of the enterprise, then their developers can use Glue42 Core at no cost. Google and Microsoft have been working to ensure that PWA’s can now offer a compelling desktop experience, using the existing browser. Look at the PWA versions of Office or Google Maps, as an example of what can be achieved. The browser is now the container of choice, so why pay for a proprietary licence, which requires a separate install, when you can get more flexibility and better functionality from a commercial-grade open-source platform, that works directly with your browser?”