[EN] The Joshfire Factory simplifies the creation of cross-device applications and anticipates tomorrow’s connected things era
Today, Joshfire publishes the first applications factory targeting desktops, mobiles, tablets, connected TVs and connected things. Based on open Web standards, the Joshfire Factory lets users create applications with just a few clicks, abstracting away the specificities and technical divergences of the underlying hardware. The Factory features a marketplace coupled with a platform of services, targeted at webmasters and application developers. Companies that are used to invest a lot of resources in the development of applications may subscribe to a dedicated Pro offer and benefit from a streamlined production solution to develop cross-device applications.
Service and content providers have been facing the issue of technology fragmentation since the rise of smartphones, tablets, and smartTV. Up until now, an application had to be designed once per screen type and per technology. The Joshfire Factory revolutionizes this approach. In the same way CMS tools such as WordPress or Drupal revolutionized the Web around 2000, the Joshfire Factory lets editors create cross-device applications in a few simple steps. The creation process involves the selection of datasource connectors, an application template, possible add-ons, and the list of devices to target. Within minutes, the Factory may generate Web applications and binaries for all types of screens and platforms. Current version is compatible with Web applications, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, MacOSX, Windows, GoogleTV, Samsung TV, Philipps TV and LG smart TV.
The solution greatly improves applications lifetime. The Factory will integrate new devices as soon as they are released on the market. Given the clean split between datasources, templates, add-ons, configuration, and deploys steps, Factory users will save up to 3/4 of the development time needed to adapt an application to a new class of terminals. With the advent of the Internet of things and Ubimedia, about 10 billions of new devices will hit the market by 2020. The Joshfire Factory also aims at simplifying the adaptation of existing apps to these new objects.
Users of the Joshfire Factory may choose between three offers. A basic and free offer, to create multi-device applications in a few clicks or make developers’ life easier. A premium offer to create applications with a set of advanced components and value-added services. Eventually, a Pro offer targeted at businesses.
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