You might have seen the expression« micro app » written in two words… but we have a strong feeling that you will see the term « microapp » in the dictionary very soon. Here’s why…
First and foremost, a micro app can be defined as a consumer-oriented application. Indeed, it is contrived to deliver highly targeted functionalities. They offer users a faster time-to-interaction thanks to a useful range of functionalities. Micro apps belong to the micro-services architecture : complex applications are indeed composed of small, independent processes communicating with each other using Application Program Interfaces (APIs). The concept of API refers to the routines, protocols, and tools –in other words, the cornerstone- of software applications. This results in suites of independently deployable services. Micro apps are the mainstays of micro services : the broader software architecture strategy engrosses entire applications that are composed of independent services.
Microapps provide a range of capabilities whose functionality is both highly focused and task-based, thus enabling users to quickly get in, interact, and get out of it. In the personal and business spheres, end users clearly benefit from an application interface that is tailored to their specific use case.
A interact.io, we have combined the business capability of cloud-computing with the automated deployment and intelligence of the API. Hence, we power microapps that benefit both line-of-business users and their organization as a whole. All in all, “if you need it, the app will come” has become our motto.