Are banks ready for HTML5 Trading platforms?


Are banks, brokers, EMS/OMS and risk management providers really interested in building HTML5 web trading applications for their clients?

The amazing turn-out for a recent webcast suggests that the answer is an emphatic ‘yes’. Almost 500 industry professionals signed up for Building Web-based Trading Applications, featuring Caplin CTO Patrick Myles, and hosted by Waters Technology – apparently an unusually large number of attendees for a Waters webcast. If you missed it, it is still available here.

As part of the webcast, we carried out an on-line poll, the findings of which will be subject to later blog posts, although some key points were:

  • 77% of app developers in financial services are already using or plan to use HTML5 for complex web-based applications
  • Potential skills shortage as only 11% of developers say HTML5 development skills are ‘widely available’
  • Delivering sufficient performance was cited as the biggest challenge for developers (according to 47% of respondents)

These points are related, and whilst the business recognise the need to deliver HTML5 trading solutions for clients, they also understand that in some cases, they lack the internal skills and expertise to deliver the performance required.

At Caplin we recognised these challenges, which is why we built BladeRunner a HTML5 development framework, and our HTML5 front-end CaplinTrader.

Both of which make it easier, quicker and more cost-effective for firms to build and deliver high performance HTML5 trading solutions in order to better service their clients.

One Response

  1. Howdy this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code
    with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

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