The cryptowatch platform, a subsidiary of the Kraken Exchange on Tuesday announced the release of its desktop-based trading app.
CryptoWatch is a trading terminal intended to group most of the market data and exchanges. under one roof. Merchants using the platform can connect their accounts to many popular exchanges and place orders through a single interface on all of them.
Until now, the platform could only be accessed through a web browser. The launch of the cryptoach desktop, an application for Windows, MacOS and Linux, aims to provide a similar experience, taking advantage of faster native performance.
In a performance shown to Cointegraph, the stage appeared as fluid and responsive as Pan with Live. Market data was resized. Tests conducted by the team and some external observers seem to suggest that the desktop platform has a static memory footprint of 50 megabytes, while web-based options eventually come to use more than three megabytes. The features of the cryptovatch desktop are still somewhat limited compared to the web version, but this is expected to change over time as development continues.
The software is coded with a low-level language Rust similar to C ++, which is seen to be adopting in crypto. Due to its powerful functionality and security guarantee. [१ ९ ६५ ९ ००२] Artur Sapek, founder of CryptoWatch, said that this is a change in approach from the mainstream approach to building applications: [१ ९ ६५ ९ ००]] "The world somehow blossomed, cured of everything happening in web applications. We reject this as an end-all application stack and are breaking new ground with Rust. [१ ९ ६५ ९ ००,] As part of the development of the platform, the company sponsored Iced, a rust- for the creation of graphical interfaces. Based open-source framework. Project Manager Clark Moody of CryptoWatch Desktop said the team wanted to test the idea that Rust could be used to build graphical software, and called it "results are unreliable."
It is worth noting that Rust can also be used unreliable. Web via WebAssembly, a framework that allows developers to build browser applications with much greater performance over traditional JavaScr. Blockchain WebAssembly is also being rapidly deployed in environments, Substrate outline of Polkadot for example.
CryptoWatch representatives told Cointext that they are "evaluating using WebAssembly for parts of future web platforms." Nevertheless, a planned update for this week is expected to reduce CPU usage by up to 50% in some situations, the team said.
Cryptocurrency is accessible to everyone, but it is primarily aimed at specialist merchants who may require higher levels of performance. And speed compared to that offered by standard exchange interfaces.