I hope you are well, staying safe and healthy. Wishing everyone, handsome profits ahead.
I’m Asharam Seervi, a full-stack developer and, keen for trading. Being a developer, Kite browser tab often gets lost among other ~30-50 tabs, and between incognito modes & other browsers. To just overcome this, I’ve developed a Kite Desktop Application, which was no different than Kite Web. This small desktop app becomes so handy to me.
And that how, I thought to make this an Open-source app so Zerodha Community can also leverage this app. And hence, I’ve hosted source code on Github & produced an executable file (.exe) to get up and running in no-time. Yesterday, someone found this app useful & starred that repository. I felt appreciated with just a single star, and that made me write here, how this app may be useful to you.
What the purpose this application solves: Adding another layer of Security & Privacy to your trading account!
What? Wait for a second, this means Zerodha’s Kite Web Application isn’t secured by default? Nah, Zerodha Kite Web should be secured by-default!! What I did, I made the same Zerodha WebApp into Desktop App, nothing fancy, but maybe useful with various use-cases!!
In today’s world, almost all the websites we browse track our activities & leave some code (cookies) behind in your browser. They track your activities across the web, even after you’ve left their website.
Browser fingerprinting is just one of many other tracking techniques used by companies known as “data brokers.” These third-party companies use your digital fingerprint to discreetly track your activity across the web, collecting your browser data. And, later on, your data is sold to advertisers and marketers who use it for several purposes and serve you personalized ads and content recommendations across the web.
So, this Open-sourced application is privacy focused? Yes, 99.9%!
As said, this app is no different than Kite Web Application, I just used some open-source tool like ElectronJS, which underhood use a browser, but the difference is, without leaving any of your trading account related data in your installed browser!! Hence, no installed plugin or tracker will able to track you that way! It is always recommended by security experts to prefer apps moreover web browsers. I don’t know why the Zerodha team officially didn’t launch a desktop app themselves! Maybe their priorities are different! But yes, you may use this open-sourced application!
Experts across community & Zerodha Team are requested to review code & vouch if they feel, this little app may be useful for the community. Also, requesting users If they found incompatibility or any kind of suggestion to improve the app, do raise an issue in the repository, or you may leave a comment here in this thread with your feature request, I’ll try my best to cover you
Source Code is available: https://github.com/asharamseervi/kite-desktop-app
And, Direct Download Link for Windows: https://github.com/asharamseervi/kite-desktop-app/releases/download/v1.1.0/KiteDesktop-v110.exe
PS: If you’re using a Mac user, you yourself can either create a similar app with the same code. As I’m windows user & don’t own Mac, hence I haven’t made it available yet, if someone is interested, I can make it available!