App Studio

Summary

Refinitiv’s App Studio enables you to build financial applications (apps) that are integrated and distributed through the Refinitiv Eikon platform. Available in Eikon, the App Studio consists of UI libraries, data and integration APIs to build your app.

Overview

App Studio: Eikon Developer Environment

App developers will be set up with desktops that are configured specifically for development purposes. Here, you will be able to access tools, downloads and API documentation that makes it easy for you to create apps that look and feel like native Eikon apps, complete with Refinitiv’s data and workspace integration capabilities.

Additionally, you will have access to the Refinitiv Developer Portal where you will find a strong community of 30,000+ developers alongside documentation, tutorials and sample applications for the entire suite of Refinitiv’s products and APIs.

If you are interested in developing and integrating an app in Eikon please contact your Refinitiv Account Manager. 

For technical-related questions, you can use our forum, where our friendly Platform Advocacy team moderators will help you find the answers you need. 

App Studio: 3rd Party Apps Library

Post-development, apps are made available in Eikon’s Third Party Apps library. App Studio partners and customers manage their apps through a suite of administrative tools that allow them to determine the visibility of their app, control the information and images on their public description page (if applicable), and exert control over who can access their apps. The administrative tools include a panel with details about an app’s user base, as well as ongoing user base notifications and a monthly snapshot report that may be used for record-keeping and billing purposes.

Depending on your business goals, your app can either be for internal distribution only within your firm or available for sale to the universe of Eikon users.

App Studio: Web SDK and other APIs 

Refinitiv’s App Studio Web SDK provides everything you need to build a web app for our Eikon platform. You can build web apps with the Eikon styling using our professionally tested and designed UI elements as well as include data and deep workspace integration via our Javascript APIs.

You may also just expose your existing web app with minimal changes to take advantage of Refinitiv’s data and workspace integration (without using our UI libraries). For extremely rare cases where web development is not the right solution, we do have a legacy .NET SDK. This solution is not recommended due to lack of planned support but can be made available for special use cases.

Don’t forget to also check out our Side by Side SDK solution, which allows apps to be developed standalone from Eikon but still run side-by-side to take advantage of our efficient, seamless workspace integration capability.