February 9, 2015 in OS X Development (F)
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - Mobile and web developers are using chat and social features to bring their users together and to increase app engagement. But developing a communication layer is complicated, time-consuming and distracts developers from focusing on their core app. Now there is a new way; developers drop Buddycloud's code into their app and open up a world of communication. The in-app Buddycloud service takes care of the entire messaging stack: push notifications, message synchronisation, user invites, file sharing and user moderation. Everything a developer needs to enable seamless user communication.
Three features set Buddycloud apart:
* Open Standards and Open Source: Buddycloud releases their work as an open standard and open source so that others can build on it. Developers can easily extend the Buddycloud code to their exact needs without being locked-in.
* Security: Buddycloud's unique design means organisations can deploy their own messaging stack on-premises and meet strict data security requirements.
* A federated future: Just like you can email users on other sites, Buddycloud users can communicate and share between sites. This site-to-site communication creates a fantastic foundation for building future interconnected communication services. And, helps organisations avoid silo-lock-in.
During the beta phase Buddycloud worked with over 300 developers to integrate in-app messaging into their apps using the hosting platform. Enterprise customers used the Buddycloud stack on their own networks to build a range of apps including a Slack-like communication tool, a corporate social network and a secure mobile chat app.
Quotes about the Product:
"Email and the power of open messaging powered the last 30 years. We're building the tools for the next 30" - Simon Tennant
"It's like Wordpress for communication" - @imaginator
"#Buddycloud appeals to developers that need an open messaging stack without lock-in..." - James Body, Head of Research and Development at Truphone
"I think that buddycloud is the perfect backend for a Slack-like application." - @fiblan
Developers can find out more at the buddycloud website.
Buddycloud started with the idea of building a location based social network. The real magic happened when they added user to user communication: conversations flowed and the app came alive! This change prompted the team to reconsider a one-off chat application and take on a much bigger task: They began building the communication systems that would help other developers bring this sense of community into their own applications. The company adopted a radically different development model: releasing all their code as open source and writing the open standards for others to build on. The approach is designed to help both small developers and enterprise customers add messaging and community to their own apps. And establish the foundation for a long-term, silo-free, ecosystem of open communication tools and services. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Buddycloud. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.