Our company was founded based on real-life customer feedback, where customers were looking at wanting to deploy any application on any device. Although there are vendors that used this “any app, any device” in their marketing verbiage, there were several caveats to the reality of achieving this. The main one being having to be online so that the end user would need to connect to some form of VDI or cloud-based desktop and delivery mechanism to have their apps delivers. We felt this was potentially overkill in terms of infrastructure requirements, and what if there was no connection available, or having that connection posed a security risk?
Not having a connection was the real-life scenario that was presented to the founders during a potential 30,000 seat Chromebook rollout project, that eventually was shelved after one of the customer’s key stake holders couldn’t get on to one of the core business apps. So, it was back to deploying expensive Windows laptops!
We started with an idea to run applications and make them universal across all devices and to look at the easiest way to deliver those applications from both a user and administrator point of view with early prototype running on a Chromebook. However, we soon realized that we needed to look at what is common across all devices, and that commonality is the browser. This resulted in the development of the Droplet Container, a secure, patent-pending container technology that allows you to containerize your applications and deliver them using your browser, using your choice of device, and even when not connected.
The founders of Droplet Computing include Steve Horne and Peter von Oven and, between them, have over 40 years combined experience in delivering end user computing solutions, and before founding Droplet Computing worked for the leading vendors in the EUC space and have even authored books on the subject!
Droplet Computing was founded on the promise of solving this issue by allowing end users to run their apps, on their choice of device, regardless of connectivity. The key to the solution being that of simplicity and not changing the way end users work today, just enhancing the end user experience by expanding the how and when.
Evolution of an idea
Company formed from listening to people about the need for a solution
Early feedback around Unique capabilities
Articles published about us, completely out of the blue and melt down our mail service
Launch Mode April 2018
Early Chromebook edition & start to build the message around what we can do and where we are going.
Universal Container Build
Start of the transition to Universal with feedback from partners
Early access trials & feedback from users & partners in:
Finance, Engineering, Gov’t, Edu, Charity sectors.