- Sep 2020
Figma is browser-first, which was made possible (and more importantly performant) by their understanding and usage of new technologies like WebGL, Operational Transforms, and CRDTs. From a user’s perspective, there are no files and no syncing that needs to be done with others editing a design. The actual *experience* of designing in Figma is native to the internet. Even today, competitors often talk about cloud, but are torn over how *much* of the experience to port over to the internet. Hint: “all of it” is the correct answer that they all eventually will converge on.
Company's struggle to figure out how much of their experience they should port over to the cloud. Figma pioneered the idea of porting all of it and call it a "browser first" application.
For the Figma user there are no versioned files and there is no syncing.
Kwok claims all companies will converge to having all of their experience be "internet native".