Eclipse Scout is a framework for business applications. Scout applications are based on Java and HTML5 and provide multi-device support to run on both mobile and tablet devices as well as in deskop browsers.
The heart of the Higgins project is an active client called a selector--a personal identity manager based on a visual card-wallet metaphor. These cards are called information cards, or i-cards. This project also includes code to enable websites to rely on i-cards and code to allow websites to issue i-cards.