Gluon offers the Gluon CloudLink SDK to meet the needs of enterprises wanting to connect their enterprise systems to their mobile and desktop users in a safe, performant, and centralized fashion.
The Gluon CloudLink SDK enables programmatic access to, and control over, all aspects of Gluon CloudLink. This enables actions internal to an enterprise to be fed directly into Gluon CloudLink, resulting in pre-defined actions being fired to relevant users.
Gluon CloudLink SDK consists of two sub-components: the Gluon CloudLink Enterprise SDK, for easing integrations with backend systems, and the Gluon CloudLink Client SDK for connecting mobile and desktop applications to Gluon CloudLink services.
The Gluon CloudLink Enterprise SDK can be used as a complement to, or a full replacement of, Gluon Dashboard. Where the Gluon Dashboard allows administrators to configure services in a visual manner, the Gluon CloudLink SDK allows developers to manipulate their mobile content and functionality by writing Java code. Regardless of the approach, the result is the same – configuration of Gluon CloudLink deployments.
We have spoken about the Gluon CloudLink Client SDK previously, so today we are going to speak more about the Gluon CloudLink Enterprise SDK. With the Gluon CloudLink Enterprise SDK, it becomes even easier to integrate mobile apps with your enterprise code. The Gluon CloudLink Enterprise SDK allows developers to manipulate their mobile content and functionality by writing Java enterprise code. As an example, you can programmatically change the content of some data structure via simple code in your backend application. If your mobile application uses the same data structure (because they are both managed via Gluon CloudLink), that simple backend call can immediately result in a visual change in the mobile application (e.g. the content of a label might change).
Since we want to make it extremely easy for Java enterprise developers to extend their backend code to mobile applications, we have created two SDKs: one that is leveraging the Java EE Platform, and another one that is leveraging the Spring Platform.
You can find a simple application that creates a MessageOfTheDay app for each of those SDKs on our GitHub samples repository:
If you want to check this out, sign up for a Gluon CloudLink account (you can get a fully functional trial for free for 30 days) and follow the instructions in the tutorials. You can find Java EE and Spring specific tutorials, depending on your preference.
The SDKs are distributed using the standard maven repositories, so you can easily integrate the SDKs into your existing maven or gradle projects.