Cisco Systems: Macadamian helps Cisco reach new user base and develops Flipshare Mobile for Android and Blackberry
Services: Android & Blackberry software development
Domains: mobility, consumer electronics
After its May 2009 acquisition of Pure Digital Technologies, creators of the Flip Video camcorder for digital video, Cisco wanted to extend the associated FlipShare social networking and collaboration service to smartphone users.
FlipShare enables users to upload, organize, and share their Flip video and photo content. The FlipShare Mobile application allows users to access and stream their content while on the go, as well as upload video taken from their smartphone and share it with friends.
Cisco already had a popular FlipShare Mobile application for iPhone, and they wanted to extend the service as soon as possible to Android and BlackBerry users. Android was a new technology, and the protocol for streaming video to BlackBerry was not well known. Cisco chose Macadamian to engineer the mobile application for both platforms, leveraging our technical expertise in the areas of mobile software development and video streaming.
“By extending their product to iPhone, Android, and Blackberry, Cisco seized the opportunity to add more value to their product and create more captive customers”, notes Frédéric Boulanger, CEO of Macadamian Technologies. “The challenge for R&D managers is that no two mobile platforms are created alike, and forming a team to build mobile apps across multiple platforms is complicated and time consuming. Cisco saved months by working with our mobile specialists, who already knew the ins and outs of developing on Android and Blackberry, and could avoid the usual pitfalls.”
Cisco publicly launched the FlipShare Mobile application in December 2009, and it is available for download at the App Store, Android Market and BlackBerry AppWorld.
Company Profile: Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American-based multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, networking and communications technology and services.