July 13, 2013 in iOS Development (F)
[prMac.com] Lund, Sweden - First to run PingPals cloud service is the fast growing Virtual Flea Market app OnTheFlea, which attracts a large number of users all over Sweden.
"Using PingPals technology for future versions of OnTheFlea is extremely exciting for us," says Mikael Drene, Marketing OnTheFlea. "PingPal gives us the opportunity to quickly and at a low cost develop our functionality. The technology makes it easy to launch new exciting features on all of our platforms: iPhone, Android and Web - so that we can focus on quickly building up OnTheFlea service to a leading marketplace for used goods."
PingPal offers unique privacy protected positioning, best described as a dialogue between two devices - where a position only can be requested by an authorized contact. The positioning information is transferred directly between the two user devices and not stored on any servers, and since the positioning is only performed when requested for, it saves a lot of battery and data traffic. The same privacy protected technology is also used in the chat and Voice over IP modules included in PingPal.
Another major advantage of PingPal is the ability to use offline maps, which is particularly well suited for outdoor, sports, events or tourism apps in which the user often moves outside ideal mobile coverage.
"Today neither Google nor Apple Maps allows developers to work with offline maps for licensing reasons. This is an important feature for many types of apps where for instance the rugged terrain only has 2G/GPRS coverage or at overcrowded events where the mobile network gets overloaded. The network capacity is simply not enough to show an online map and all you get is a map pin on a blank screen. Not a good user experience. PingPal also minimizes data traffic making it perfect for travelling abroad to countries where roaming charges apply, "explains Fredrik Beckman, CEO of PingPal.
PingPals cloud services for developers of mobile apps has now been opened to public beta for specially invited apps and app developers.
PingPal offers a cloud-based platform for positioning, maps and communication. With our simple yet sophisticated API, any developer can develop mobile apps for iPhone, Android, Web, etc., targeting for example tourism, events, outdoor sports, family safety and mobile organizations with staff in the field. The platform is optimized for true mobility with minimum data traffic, working in areas with only 2G coverage and minimal battery requirements, while still providing advanced features such as the location of friends in real time on locally stored and customized maps or communication via text chat or voice, known as VoIP. Copyright (C) 2013 PingPal. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac 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.