API Available ?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by GregSOAP, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. GregSOAP

    GregSOAP

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    Is there or will there be any API level capabilities for integration by an application into Parallels Access ?
     
  2. lotw

    lotw Product Expert

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    I doubt that. They have never in the past had an API with Parallels Desktop, Parallels Mobile, etc. The like the closed source model and for some things like this I am glad.
     
  3. GregSOAP

    GregSOAP

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    Well we can hope. There are a few items they could expose that could potentially significantly make their product more "sticky" (after all there are a ton of RDP clients out there) and make the user experience better at the same time.

    The two items I have in mind are:
    Someway for the application to determine that it is being accessed through a parallels access instance - this way the interface could update itself if needed. For example the application could switch to a larger menu/toolbar mode.
    Able to preprocess Siri requests so that the application could also perform actions based on certain phrases.
     
  4. lotw

    lotw Product Expert

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    For me it needs Phone version, some of the bugs squashed, and a performance boost. Needs controls for picking refresh, screen resolution, keyboard auto on/off. My tests I have run shows that PA is slower for most things then the product they killed, Parallels Mobile. Only thing that works better is streaming a video from your Mac or PC.

    For ease of use it gets a 8.5, for price vs practicality it gets a 2. If the price included Parallels Desktop and had a phone version then I might consider the fee.
     

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