"In the API economy, the value of the application lies in the API services and user interfaces are a means to assist developers in building their applications faster," said Mark Geene, CEO and co-founder of Cloud Elements. "This hybrid business model is the natural evolution of what is happening with software. As the new breed of iPaaS, Cloud Elements has focused on making developers more productive in building applications that easily connect with lots of other cloud services and therefore, we will be offering all of our UIs for free and open source."
With the release of Filebrowser.io, Cloud Elements is leading a new trend in the API economy of offering user interfaces for free and open source, while only charging for the use of advanced API services. Cloud Elements is the first iPaaS (integration Platform-as-a-Service) to make its user interfaces available through open source licenses, providing developers with maximum flexibility in tailoring the user experience within their applications. The company believes the future of integration is enabling developers to build and deliver "Cooperative Apps," apps that connect seamlessly with other leading cloud services. The open source code allows developers to use the UI directly in their application, saving the time and cost of custom development by streamlining the use of the Cloud Elements APIs.
The plug-in, Filebrowser.io, is fully documented on GitHub and is open source using the Apache 2.0 license. Find out more at Filebrowser.io.
About Cloud Elements
Cloud Elements is a cloud API integration and aggregation service that developers use to integrate, monitor and maintain leading cloud services at a fraction of the cost and time. With their unique 'one-to-many' approach, a developer can integrate a single API to connect all the leading services in categories such as Documents, CRM, Finance and more. Cloud Elements is headquartered in Denver, CO, but serves customers worldwide. More information about Cloud Elements can be found at www.cloud-elements.com.