DoubleTake uses The PubNub Real-Time Network to build Launchpad, a cross platform content sharing app that works on any device
League City, TX (SAP Sapphire Now + ASUG Annual Conference) – May 16, 2013, – DoubleTake Technologies
LaunchPad is a powerful new technology that lets users share content between devices using a physical “flicking” gesture. Using this natural movement, content from one device is then effortlessly transferred to one or more other devices in real- time. The company demonstrated the powerful technology by flicking SAP Visual Enterprise Viewer 3D models from its new DreamWall rear-projection glass wall touch screen product to a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet, an iPad mini, and a TV.
The new LaunchPad technology is powered by The PubNub Real-Time Network. Spanning eleven data centers, PubNub is the only globally distributed and redundant network designed from the ground up to deliver the core building blocks for any real-time application. PubNub offers a super simple API that DoubleTake then leveraged to cut development time. A key requirement of LaunchPad was that it had to be compatible with multitude of devices. PubNub’s unique protocol agnostic architecture ensures that LaunchPad works across iOS, Android and web browsers today and into the future.
“When building LaunchPad we needed a completely reliable solution. We tried other open source solutions but the flicking gesture failed far too often. PubNub provides an easy to use API that proved ultra reliable. Best of all, we knew The PubNub Real- Time Network would scale to meet the growing demand today’s award is bringing DoubleTake,” said Ron Kerr, Founder and CEO.
The PubNub Real-Time Network delivers real-time capabilities to mobile, browser, and desktop apps, scaling to millions of users worldwide. By establishing an open socket connection between each device and PubNub’s global data centers, this persistent connection is used to deliver a variety of “real-time services”, including unicast and broadcasting of data, user presence detection, storage and playback of data streams, real-time analytics, and more. ￼ DoubleTake plans to leverage The PubNub Real-Time Network in two other future software products that are due to be released later this month.
DoubleTake Technologies provides interactive technology solutions for entertainment, education, corporate interiors, trade shows, auto dealerships, showrooms, and enterprise data visualization. These solutions have been developed for leading brands, including NASA, CBS, Paula Abdul, Britney Spears, Chevrolet, Acer Computers, SAP, Fujitsu, and University of Texas, among others.
PubNub is transforming how people live, work and play within virtual environments. Powered by a platform to build and operate real-time interactivity within mobile, web and IOT apps, our chat, live audience engagement, geolocation and dispatch, multi-user collaboration, and other forms of real-time use cases are enjoyed by millions of people across the globe every day. Founded in 2010, over 2000 companies worldwide choose PubNub because of the speed, reliability, and scalability of our platform and because we help their customers feel more connected to one another, the brand, and the product experience.