December 5, 2012 via RFP ConnectOpenFin (a First Growth Venture Network graduate) announced the launch of OpenFin Desktop. The new technology empowers financial services firms to deploy high-performance, interactive trading applications using HTML5.

HTML5 is displacing technologies such as Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight that have been widely used to develop many trading applications. The financial industry is at a crossroads, however, as the majority of financial industry desktops don’t run a modern web browser that adequately supports the HTML5 standard. More critically, trading applications often require functionality that is impossible to achieve within the constraints of even modern browsers.

“HTML5 creates exciting new possibilities for trading application design and deployment. We developed OpenFin to unlock this potential and to help the financial industry accelerate its HTML5 adoption,” said OpenFin CEO, Mazy Dar.

OpenFin Desktop enables HTML5 applications to run outside the browser with the performance, functionality and security needed for real-time trading. Application providers can use the software to deploy a single application or, alternatively, to provide customers with a branded desktop app store.

Read more on how OpenFin helps financial trading firms build applications at RFP Connect

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