About 2018-05-02T14:49:46+00:00

About Us

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.

We develop software solutions based on a patent-pending container technology which enables fully featured applications to run on your Smartphone, iPad, Chromebook, Apple Mac, Windows PC or any other device with sufficient resources and a modern browser – even if the operating system on your device does not normally support those applications.

What makes our container solution different from other containers is that we do not require you to be connected to the Cloud to run your applications. Your applications run on your device online as well as offline.

Our solutions enable you to focus on being productive on the device of your choice without any loss of features, functions or familiarity.

Droplet Computing is a software-based container that works by taking your applications and installing them inside a containerized environment. In turn, this containerized environment is delivered to the browser of the device that you are using. Once delivered the container has the ability run either online and offline, delivering a semi-connected solution.

As your applications run securely within the Droplet Computing Container, and are delivered directly to the browser rather than the device, this enables the container to run independently of the device’s underlying operating system, and even its chipset, allowing you the freedom of device choice.

More importantly, the device itself is not modified in any way, and neither are the applications that you choose to run. The applications are the same applications that you would use on any other device. For example, running the full Windows version of Microsoft Office on an iPad.

As the applications are those that you are already familiar with, then all the features and functionality you would expect is present and correct. You can print as well as save documents as you would normally, either locally, connected to a network, or even using cloud services.

Droplet Computing enables you to run your applications, on your device of choice, either online or offline, delivering application freedom.

For business users: volume subscriptions for Droplet Computing Enterprise Edition is available with enhanced deployment and administration features, and application containerization support and consultancy services via our network of partners.

For personal use: with a monthly subscription you will have access to a fully-featured Personal Edition which is delivered via a simple download from our online shop.

Resellers can apply to work with us on our Partner Accelerator Portal

We work with software and device vendors, white label OEMs, consultancies and influencers.

Evolution of an idea

2014

Company formed from listening to people about the need for a solution

Patent Filing

Early feedback around Unique capabilities

Found Out!

Articles published about us, completely out of the blue and melt down our mail service

Launch Mode April 2018 
Distributor agreements signed
Analyst report published
Customer letters of intent
Launch the company out of stealth
POC

Early Chromebook edition & start to build the message around what we can do and where we are going.

2016

Universal Container Build

Start of the transition to Universal with feedback from partners

2017 Trials 

Early access trials & feedback from users & partners in:

Finance, Engineering, Gov’t, Edu, Charity sectors.