Discover the Friend Unifying Platform
Friend is the operating environment for the internet and beyond. This section provides in depth information on both the technology and its areas of application. If you feel anything is missing feel free to get in touch with us.
We provide developers with a feature rich platform and easy deployment
We have a comprehensive development run ahead
Friend comes with a set of core applications for functionality and customisation
A fantastic platform for developers
Zero deployment cost
Deploy virtual computers to heterogenous user groups
Why you should develop for Friend
We want to provide everybody with a digital home
Simple global deployment
We let organisation deploy virtual cloud computers in a breeze
Interconnectivity is key. Enter the Friend Network
When your computer is a “cloud machine”, it means that it is ready to connect to people and digital resources all over the internet. The Friend Network is a subnet that connects to other Friend Cloud Computers. It allows you to browse web pages, launch other user’s apps, login into terminal services, chat using voice and video and much more.
The Friend Network is a service grid. Each person who logs in can host their own services, either publicly or directly between selected users. Additionally, it can connect different client computers together. This way, your smart phone, tablet and PC can work together, sharing computing power or making use of each other’s devices.
Development in Friend is made easy with our IDE
Welcome to your personal Friend Cloud Computer
When you log into your Friend account, you are transported into a fully featured desktop. Here, you can access all your cloud resources, launch apps and communicate with your friends. It is called the Friend Workspace, and it is designed to keep you productive and efficient. You will soon forget that this environment is running in your browser tab.
The Workspace was created to allow you to work in a similar environment to the one you are using on your computer. But instead of launching the apps you have installed locally, Friend lets you access apps that live on the web. These web apps can now multitask in the same desktop, integrating with your cloud storage space and taking advantage of the many features that Friend offers.
The Friend Workspace in version 1.2 RC1
There’s no limit to what you can do!
As an operating environment, Friend can be used for anything you like. Chat with Friends using the built-in protocol Presence. Access IRC or Slack channels. Build your own communities using Treeroot. Share files and collaborate in teams. Play games and watch movies or your family photos stored in your cloud drives. As time goes, you will see how convenient it is to have everything available wherever you go. Even if you are using a friend’s computer while away from home.