Designing a tenant app
As mentioned before, building an application on top of Finqware means in general that you have to build a front-end (web/mobile) and a backend. It is unsafe to build a client-only app unless it will run on trusted devices.
It will be possible to build your app entirely on the backend though. This is targeted to enterprise applications.
The example architecture presented here is following a pattern mainly used by native mobile apps and web applications that render data inside the browser:
- the back-end handles the main database, business logic, sensitive information, communication with 3rd party APIs (eg: Finqware) etc. It also exposes a private API (eg: REST or GraphQL) that is available only to a known front-end. It may be developed in any popular language (eg: Java, PHP, NodeJS etc).
NOTE: Classic architectures based on server-side rendering (PHP, JSP etc) are perfectly possible but here we chose a more generic example that applies to both mobile & web front-end types. The data model and state management still apply.
We do not offer at the moment a backend-less solution. That means there is work to be done in your own backend:
- user management
- extra processing of data (eg: custom data transformations)
- caching for improving your SLAs