Guidewire boss Marcus Ryu aims for major library of insurtech ’download and go’ innovation for insurers 

Guidewire has launched the next phase of its big vision to become like an Apple app store for insurtechs. 

Chief executive Marcus Ryu says Guidewire customers can already easily access a library of approved insurtechs on Guidewire Marketplace.

And now the San Francisco-head quartered tech firm has created DevConnect, something which will should hugely boost the numbers and quality of insuretechs on Marketplace.

DevConnect is a set of  application programme interfaces (APIs), tools, and documentation that make it vastly easier for Guidewire-approved accelerators to build and test their integrations.

Crawford-owned claims insuretech WeGoLook was the first to use the new technology. 

Ryu said: ”WeGoLook is a special case, because they are one of the first partners leveraging what we are announcing today: the next phase of Marketplace, which advances it a step closer to our vision of an enterprise equivalent of Apple’s app store, a cloud-based storefront where it is easy to discover and implement add-ons to the platform without having to write or maintain integration code.”

Marketplace has 42 accelerators on the platform, including Octo Telematics, fraud busting software firm Friss, and BetterView which analyses satellite, aerial, and drone imagery to identify building characteristics and hazards.