Please introduce yourself and your company
I’m Greg Riley, Vice President, North America for Jibe Mobile. We believe that what we are doing will revolutionize mobile applications and an entire eco system of developers. Jibe is about bridging the worlds of traditional standards-based telecommunications and Silicon Valley-style rapid application development. Jibe is empowering mobile network operators, developers, and consumers everywhere to build the world’s next open, global, communication network. We are doing this by “opening up” what has historically been proprietary and complicated, creating an environment that’s open and simple to use.
What is 'App-to-App'?
App-to-App is a platform for creating a new class of connected mobile applications, i.e. apps through which users can:
• see each other
• hear each other
• chat with each other
• share files with each other
• play with each other
• work with each other
All these capabilities are available without needing to register or log into any new system – everything is powered using mobile telephone numbers. Jibe-powered apps work seamlessly with the contacts in users’ existing mobile phone address book.
Tell us a little more about the Jibe SDK and how it works
The SDK allows rich, peer-to-peer capabilities to be included within applications in just a few lines of code, including:
- 1-way and 2-way live video sharing
- 1-way and 2-way voice over IP
- Peer-to-Peer File Transfer
- Instant Messaging (1:1, group, plus is-typing and delivery notifications)
- Application and friend discovery from contacts in your address book
- Instant challenge for “ringing” and launching of peer devices and applications
- Low-latency data, e.g. for real-time gameplay data, or for proprietary data in an enterprise communications application
Devs will be able to use this SDK hands on at the Sprint Developer Program Hackathon later this month in San Jose. I know that you're going to be sponsoring the "Best use of the Jibe SDK' Category. Could you give potential participatnts a hint of what your team is looking for?
We would like to see creative use of these capabilities to take previously single user applications and make them multi-user and/or take multi-user applications and add communication capabilities to enhance the overall experience.
I would suggest that developers go to our developer portal, watch the videos, and take a peek at each of the API categories to see examples of the Jibe SDK in action and also check out the sample code.
How can developers reach you to find out more?
Feel free to reach out to me at: greg[@]jibemobile.com or (816) 210-0336 at any time.
Also, we were going to wait and announce this at the show but what's a blog without some exclusive news? For developers attending the Sprint OSC event, every application they develop and deploy (ie: Google Play) by January 31st, 2013, Jibe will provide free cloud services for all of 2013. Translation: developers can build a Jibe enabled application; try out the Jibe SDK and Cloud Service for 1 year at no cost! We think this makes a decision to select the Jibe SDK track at the Sprint OSC event a “no-decision”. We wish all developers good luck and look forward to their creativity and a day of innovation.