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Serverless – for your protection


One of the unheralded benefits of the Onymos Fabric isn’t something we have, it’s something we don’t – a server.

Many Low Code app dev platforms and third-party plug-in providers rely on an intermediary server. There are several reasons for this, from interim data manipulation to ‘lazy’ development to a desire to stay ‘in between’ your app and your (and your customer’s) data.

At Onymos, we made a deliberate architectural choice to go serverless. It requires more creativity in coding the Fabric components. Functions like image / video compression must be handled in real-time on the device.

But there are important reasons this is a benefit for companies and engineering teams serious about their mobile app platform:

  1. Security – an interim server is literally a ‘man in the middle’. Another potential vulnerability in a complex architecture. (Read more about Onymos Security).
  2. Privacy – in today’s CCPA, GDPR and more world, transferring customer-specific data off their mobile device to an intermediary is one more place where your customer’s data can be exposed.
  3. Performance – your data goes direct to your cloud/server/storage, no stopping off, no delay.

Why would Onymos take this approach? It’s part of our ethos – just like you, we’re serious about mobile app development. If you or your team were to create these components from scratch, would you build an interim server in the middle? Exactly.

Be sure to check out the Developer section on the website for more information about the Onymos Fabric.

Or read this post which details on how to enable or disable Onymos Hosting.

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