Collaboration Kit is an integrated, simple way to implement real-time collaboration, such as simultaneous editing or a chat.
You can build collaborative features directly into Vaadin Flow applications: Don't rely on 3rd party tools, when you can directly integrate these features – giving you security, reliability, and complete control over all your sensitive data.
Collaboration Kit is easy to set up and integrate into new or existing Vaadin Flow apps. Use the Collaboration Avatar Group component to display active users in a specific area of the application, and simply subscribe to any Vaadin UI component, view, or application to a collaboration topic, using the API to enable collaboration capabilities.
You can enable all the features in only 4 easy steps.
Collaboration Kit can be hosted on any on-premise or cloud server that supports Docker. Sensitive data never leaves your servers, making it easy to ensure regulatory compliance and data security.
Collaboration Kit is suitable for intranet or offline usage and supports a wide range of access control and security options.
Collaboration Kit works with all Vaadin components out of the box. In addition, it supports custom UI components that comply with the widely-supported Web Components standard.
If our current or upcoming features aren’t an exact match for your specific requirements, then you can use the low-level Topic API to program them yourself.
Developing with Collaboration Kit is free.
You only need a license when taking your application into production. Start for free with 50 users per month or get unlimited users with our Prime and Ultimate subscriptions.
Core and Pro subscribers get 50 application users per month.
Prime, Enterprise, and Ultimate subscribers get unlimited access.
Yes. If a user who has not been assigned a license interacts with a Collaboration Kit-powered component or view, they are presented with a regular, non-collaborative version of the component or view.
Developers can choose to enable collaborative features in specific UI components or views. In addition, they can use code to selectively use either CollaborationBinder or Binder depending on the application requirements.
Collaboration Kit can only be deployed directly on the application server (in-memory).
We're currently working on a BYOB (Bring Your Own Backend) approach, which means you will be able to reuse existing clustering infrastructure to distribute data within a cluster.