June 10, 2011 in Utilities (F)
[prMac.com] Boston, Massachusetts - Cloud Browse 3.0 is now available in the UK, Australia, Ireland, Phillipines, and New Zealand iTunes stores. Cloud Browse enables a full desktop Firefox browser session on iPhones, iPods, and iPads, so that mobile web surfers can access Flash and Java content.
Features and Benefits:
* Access Flash and Java content on the web via your iPhone, iPad, or iPod : games, video, and other media that is disabled in iOS
* The hosted desktop FireFox browser is faster than Mobile Safari
* Cloud Browse Premium saves search history and login details, and provides unlimited browsing sessions without hosted ads
Lida Tang, a former video game developer, started working with Flash and streaming applications in 2008 with the goal of starting his own company. While he was in the midst of coding several product prototypes, Lida identified a very prevalent problem for mobile device users.
"July 20, 2009 was the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, and there was an interactive website We Choose the Moon that provided realtime playback of the event. I couldn't access the video on the iPhone when I saw its live stream on twitter."
Frustrated, he investigated the issue further. "Steve Jobs just doesn't like Java and Flash, even though 75% of web video content is coded in Flash", remarks Mr. Tang. "So these formats are disabled in iOS."
Rather than wait for Apple to accept Flash and Java in iOS, or for HTML 5 to gain widespread prevalence (which could take years), Mr. Tang took matters into his own hands and developed a simple solution. He designed Cloud Browse to let mobile web surfers initiate a full desktop Firefox browser session on secure remote servers.
CloudBrowse is the first in a series of planned applications. Future consumer cloud products will incorporate screen sharing, and a robust suite of options for enterprise users. The company is seeking to develop revenue share and other white label co-marketing partnerships as well.
Growth and Milestones
Cloud Browse has enjoyed double digit growth rates in both app store downloads and premium subscription upgrades for 10 months straight, and is approaching 500,000 downloads since launch. The company recently released version 3.0 of the basic app in the UK, Australia, and Ireland app stores, with full subscription versions to be announced internationally in the near future. AlwaysOn Technologies, Inc. is a Mass Challenge finalist.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 3.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Cloud Browse 3.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
AlwaysOn Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2010 by Lida Tang. The company is focused on developing cloud based software for consumers. Its first product, CloudBrowse, has been downloaded 500,000 times and has enjoyed double digit monthly growth rates in both basic downloads and premium upgrades since it launched. Copyright (C) 2011 AlwaysOn Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.