Tuesday, January 29, 2013

joyn, the right match for M2P, the internet of people and things.

We would like to introduce the M2P (machine to person) possibilities using joyn / RCS as the mechanishm to interact the people with their devices (home sensors, freezer, oven, etc). Natural text interaction will be the best way to ask for information to "your things" and also be reachen when "your things" need to send you an important information as alert. Using joyn network API is very easy to create this type of services using standard messaging and not needing to install further apps. Your things are just contacts in your phonebook, doesn't it innovative? 

Note: this demos was recorded in a live joyn network, using an accredited mobile client by Summitech and the sensor mote by Libelium.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Firefox OS App Days Madrid summary: this platform rocks!

Last Saturday I attended the Firefox OS App Days in Madrid (it was a parallel event in a lot of cities) organized by Mozilla Hispano. Firstly I would say a big congrats to the organizers for the perfect organization: a pure entrepreneur environment venue (The Garage) in the city center, good food, working WiFi,  very good introductory keynotes, and the opportunity to show apps done during hack session and other just ported from web/js sites. Congrats to the winner of the developer devices by Geeksphone.

About 130 attendants (including web design experts, entrepreneurs, students, geeks) had a lot of fun being introduced to this new platform that could become revolutionary. Also attendedrepresentatives from Geeksphone, the first manufacturer that presented Firefox OS devices that will be available soon and from Telefonica which is a partner of Mozilla trough their Open Web Device initiative.

The concept of WebApp based in HTML5 and JavaScript having access from the web to the device resources (camera, storage, contacts) using APIs with different security hierarchy levels makes very easy to create compelling cases, even easier that in popular platforms as iOS and Android.

Firefox OS could be the leading platform replacing the feature phones because it bring-down the 2 barriers:

1) Economic as it enables full smartphone experience with more affordable hardware.

2) The IT literacy needed, the one people forgets. Today we can find people is keeping feature phones not just because they can not afford an smartphone but they fear the interface, icons disappearing, touching and arriving to screens were they can read "kill proccess", "stop service" etc. The web UI is great: more intuitive and just a button to be "at home".

We have analyzed the plarform (soon will shot the demo of our client for joyn based in network REST API) and it is what can be used by telcos to include as web their IMS messaging, RCS joyn, avoiding to include "fat clients with all protocol stacks". In several countries were Firefox OS will be the main smartphone platform telcos may try to challenge from the beginning the great OTT messaging alternatives and we want to help them to compete offering value and innovation to their customers :-)


Monday, January 14, 2013

joyn for Firefox OS available as HTML5 app using Solaiemes RCS network API.

We are happy to announce that Solaiemes is already testing a joyn client based in our RCS Thin Client Server product for Firefox OS.

Firefox OS by Mozilla (based on Boot2Gecko project) and backed by an important group of telcos as Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Telenor, Telecom Italia, Sprint and Smart will be a game changer.

It is expected the first mass market comercial devices by ZTE and TCL appearing early this year. With an affordable HW it will be possible to have the power of high devices smartphones. Also the UI will be customized easily, as it is based in web technologies as HTML5.

Solaiemes adapted its joyn Web Client powered by our RCS Thin Client Server network API to become an HTML5 app, reducing needed bandwith and improving the user experience as the UI is run from the device itself. Also, it combines the advantadges of the cloud as you can have all your communication history (chat and transfered media) in the cloud. No need then to deploy SIP, MSRP and RTP stacks in the device draining battery and overloading the CPU. Our aim is to combine the powerful features of standard telco comms based on IMS as the core of the messaging and the flexibility of web technologies to deliver the best user experience in the device.

It is expected that Firefox OS will disrupt emerging markets and particular segments in mature markets, and telcos have the chance to leverage the opportunity and re-state its role by providing smoothly integrated the telco messaging features from the beginning. RCS Thin Client Server is interoperated with the leading IMS and IM AS, and RCS-e Core in a Box vendors, then, deploying the solution is plug&play.

We will be presenting it officially in the coming Mobile World Congress 2013. Any question or feedback more than welcomed.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Alpha & Telco words together? Great!

One of the CES 2013 most commented news has been the AT&T announcement of its Call Management API and Alpha API program.
Powered by Voxeo Labs Tropo API and the Ericsson IMS. The annoucement got a lot of awareness. A big congrats to those companies.
You can find an excelent post on that by Alan Quayle here.

Solaiemes always aimed telcos opening its assets to 3rd parties in an easy wat to create services on top with win-win-win value (telco, developers, and final users.
We have been listening during years from carrier people: "we are not allowed to launch in beta", "people will not accept betas from us", "impossible to launch without a final closed spec behind". Well, finally, bells were ringing, bands playing and everyone in holiday attire.

A major telco realized that beta is better than nothing, and that even "alpha" is good, as perhaps the final product needed will be adding ideas from 3rd parties as feedback. This is how technology world works and telcos are part of this world.

We invite all telcos to follow the alpha-strategy to find new use cases for their communication assets, to open their networks for external innovation, because new services and innovation will seed the future revenues. And of course, please telcos...this strategy is the good one for RCS joyn :-)