Bringing desktop software into the future: Seamly

DRS Software begins a project to convert Seamly's desktop application to a web based application, using Cheerp and WASM.

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In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, the need for adaptability and innovation is paramount. For DRS Software, a cutting-edge software development company, and Seamly, a forward-thinking software provider for the fashion industry, this call to adapt and evolve has led to an exciting collaboration. Together, we’re embarking on a transformative project to convert Seamly’s desktop application into a modern web application, utilizing the power of Cheerp and WebAssembly.

The Challenge:


Seamly, a respected company known for its robust desktop application, recognized the shifting demands of its user base. As users increasingly looked for the convenience and accessibility of web-based applications, Seamly sought a partner to bring their software into the 21st century. That’s where DRS Software came into the picture.

Why Cheerp and WebAssembly?


DRS Software’s expertise in web development made us the ideal choice to take on this project. We decided to leverage Cheerp and WebAssembly for this transformation. But what exactly are these technologies, and why did we choose them?

Cheerp:

Cheerp is a powerful tool that compiles C and C++ code into JavaScript and WebAssembly, making it possible to run native desktop applications directly in the browser. This eliminates the need for complex server-client interactions. Seamly’s desktop application, which was built using C++ and Qt, found a seamless transition to the web thanks to Cheerp.

WebAssembly:

WebAssembly, often abbreviated as WASM, is a binary instruction format that runs at near-native speed in web browsers. It’s designed to enable high-performance applications on web pages, and it’s supported by all major browsers. By incorporating WebAssembly into the project, we can ensure that Seamly’s web application delivers a smooth and responsive user experience.


The Benefits of the Conversion:


The conversion of Seamly’s desktop application into a web application brings forth numerous advantages:

  • Accessibility: Seamly’s application becomes easily accessible to users across a variety of devices and operating systems, eliminating compatibility issues.
  • Scalability: Web applications can easily scale with user demand, accommodating both small businesses and enterprise-level users.
  • Cross-Platform Functionality: Seamly’s new web application ensures that users can access their work from any device with an internet connection, without the need for platform-specific installations.
  • Real-Time Collaboration: With the transition to a web application, Seamly’s users can collaborate seamlessly in real time, fostering better communication and productivity.
  • Future-Proofing: By embracing modern web technologies, Seamly ensures its software remains relevant and future-proof for years to come.


The collaboration between DRS Software and Seamly is an exciting venture into the future of software development. By converting Seamly’s desktop application into a web application using Cheerp and WebAssembly, we’re not just meeting the current demands of users, but also future-proofing their software for the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Stay tuned for more updates on this project, and get ready to experience Seamly’s powerful application in a whole new way – accessible, efficient, and ready to help you achieve more.

If you’re interested in learning more about how DRS Software can help your business, or if you have a similar project in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to turn your software aspirations into reality.

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