Announcing the Frigg Integration Framework
Left Hook is proud to announce the public release of Frigg, our software framework designed to help SaaS companies build direct/native integrations faster.
Depending on your role, Frigg is a multiple BFD:
Tech Partnerships: “No tech, no partnership.” Frigg is software to make new product-level (i.e. integration) partnerships possible.
Frigg accelerates the development of what actually matters to your mutual customers: delightful, time-saving direct/native integrations.
And because Frigg is open sourced and developable, you can hire external contractors to go even faster. (Maybe even Left Hook).
And check out the library of pre-built connectors (which we call API Modules).
Product & Engineering: Given your stretched product team, Frigg makes outsourcing easier without sacrificing code quality or long-term in-house maintainability. Meanwhile, “ total cost of ownership” is much more affordable at scale versus other externalized integration options (i.e. embedded iPaas).
Sales & CX: When your deal or renewal depends on an integration, who you gonna call? With a library of prebuilt connectors ready to deploy and new ones quick to build, Frigg-powered integrations are your ABC superpower.
Read more about the Frigg Integration Framework’s architecture and open source approach, or check out our developer docs and demo site.
But since you’re in a hurry, here are some obvious FAQs. (Non-developers should also download our Non-Technical Overview for a more detailed understanding of Frigg’s value in a business context.)
Q: Which SaaS companies already use Frigg?
Over the past 18 months, we have launched +10 integrations for Crossbeam, FastSpring, Clyde, and Stack Global.
Importantly, not every integration provided by these companies is running on Frigg.
Frigg-powered integrations work alongside other technologies and approaches (i.e. in-house, iPaaS, externally built, etc) and can be mixed into any pre-existing directory, app store/marketplace, or settings page via API.
Q: How many pre-built connectors (API Modules) are ready-to-use?
As of October 2022, we have ~25 API Modules ready to use. Some big names include Crossbeam, HubSpot, Salesforce, ActiveCampaign, Gorgias, and monday.com. See them all!
Q: Is Frigg a part of Left Hook? What’s the relationship?
Left Hook builds integrations for SaaS clients. After 5+ years spent honing our approach to direct/native integration development, we distilled our learnings into a reusable software framework. Rather than keep Frigg to ourselves, we decided to open source the product so it can be more readily adopted and continuously improved by a larger community of developers.
While Left Hook does sell professional services around implementations, we’re committed to Frigg becoming a fully independent open source organization in 2023. But for now, Left Hook remains Frigg’s lead developer and custodian.
Q: What tech stack does Frigg leverage, and what skills do my engineers need to use it?
Frigg’s backend is built in Node.JS and is distributed through NPM (Create Frigg App). Frigg runs on serverless providers like AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and many more. Frigg also offers some front-end components built in React.JS.
Frigg’s developer docs explain all the technical details. You can also visit our demo site to see Frigg live in action.
Q: How much does Frigg cost? (TL;DR: It’s free!)
Frigg is free to use with no strings attached. It is available under the MIT License, which means your company will have total freedom to modify or customize the underlying code. While contributing code back to the open source project is strongly encouraged, it’s not required by the MIT license.
Interested to learn more about how Frigg can accelerate your integration strategy? Let’s chat!