Across all these events, he found that attendees were not networking effectively or navigating big events easily. They were stuck reading program booklets and were networking with the wrong people. On the other side, organizers weren’t able to improve from event to event because they weren’t getting accurate analytics on the success of the event. And sponsors weren’t getting the ROI they were expecting from participating in events.
Tariq resolved to find solutions. He and his team created NVOLV, an app aimed at event organizers, sponsors and attendees that consolidates the social activity at an event. It allows attendees to generate buzz and indirectly become brand ambassadors for the event and its sponsors. Over the course of eight months, Tariq and his team developed the app, which includes mobile apps, an API layer, and an admin portal.
NVOLV encourages attendees to create buzz around an event by posting photos and videos of the event. For larger conferences, Tariq and team provide white-label event apps to preserve event branding. The goal is for users to have full access to their own files from anywhere. The app comes with all the necessary discovery features that are needed at festivals, conferences, and expos, such as schedules, lineups, real-time notifications, and maps.
During development, Tariq discovered that some users didn’t want to keep an event-specific app on their device after event was over. But if users deleted the custom-branded event app, they would lose all their photos from the event. Tariq found a solution with Bitcasa.
Using Bitcasa CloudFS, Tariq and his team were able to provide full access to users’ own files and data at all times through the NVOLV app. Originally, they were using Amazon S3 to store the content and implement their custom user-authenticated layer and storage. Apart from the pitfalls of creating secure spaces for users’ files, creating the app was becoming time consuming.
Bitcasa CloudFS made development easy by providing a file system in the cloud that securely stores all the media files, and which users can access anytime from anywhere. Now they’re developing a web interface with the same user authentication as in the app so users have access to the files across platforms.
Bitcasa CloudFS was the right fit for the developers of NVOLV. Tariq found it secure, structured, and easy to integrate. He and his team have developed an app that can store all the social activity, pictures, and videos simply and securely in the cloud.
NVOLV will soon be available in the App Store. The Android app will also be available shortly.
Hard drives, sync solutions and others, beware! Today we’re launching a new version of Bitcasa that will transform the mobile experience and extend our global reach. From performance enhancements to international support, these updates set a new standard for storing, accessing and sharing your content. It will undoubtedly lead to the demise of hard drives worldwide and bring us one step closer to storing the world’s data—are you ready?Hablas español?
Is English not your first language? Don’t worry because Bitcasa is your new multilingual friend! From your browser to your app, Bitcasa now fluently speaks 11 languages including English-US, English-UK, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Japanese and Korean. Bitcasa automatically sets your language based on your computer or phone. Voilà!Mobile Makeover
Not only is Bitcasa’s new iOS and Android mobile experience beautiful and sleek, it’s also secure and intuitive. With a sidebar menu and smart search option visible on every page, navigation is a breeze. Sort files by name and date to quickly find that new song you’ve just uploaded or old video you want to watch. Have a new picture you want to share? All of your recently added and viewed files are bookmarked right on the home screen! The new mobile app also makes life easier with the option to make payments directly from your device.
New Android Homescreen
New iOS HomescreenThe ONLY cloud storage that is truly private
Hesitant about prying eyes viewing your files? Well, we’re beefing up your mobile security. In addition to our existing client-side encryption that makes it cryptographically impossible for anyone else to see your stuff, you can now also set a Passcode Lock on our mobile apps so you never have to worry about unwelcomed eyes accessing your files on your phone and tablet.
Time to Get Organized
Drag and drop. How much simpler can it get? With the new browser file management, you can upload files by dragging any file directly into your browser. You can also create, rename and share your files and folders directly at my.bitcasa.com. Now if only organizing your house was that easy! Don’t forget, you can stream your music and videos from the web without any wait time or making space to download files.
So what are you waiting for? Check out the new desktop version of Bitcasa today at https://www.bitcasa.com/download or download our Bitcasa app at Google Play or Apple store. We can’t wait to hear what you think!
Also, in celebration of our official entry into Europe, Bitcasa will be offering a special 20-percent discount of £55/€60 for a year of Infinite Storage to our new international users. This special introductory price will be available through August 31, 2013 when international users enter the promotional code: UKEU20. Just sign up here.Never run out of space again!
If you play music and videos on your iPhone or iPad, you can also enjoy them on the big screen! Simply use AirPlay to stream your music and videos to your AppleTV.
You can now watch your videos in full HD within the Android app – take advantage of your fast connection by opening your videos with the “Stream with” menu option. You’ll now enjoy your video in full HD! Note that Bitcasa Android app typically transcodes your videos (we are working hard to ensure we can transcode each movie type!) to save bandwidth, but if this is not an issue, you can get a better viewing experience in seconds.
If you use the VLC video player, you can increase its network cache timing from 10ms to 1000ms so that you receive a much smoother streaming experience. Simple as that!
By “Favoriting” files you can access a local copy instantly while offline and in full quality. So it no longer matters where you’re viewing your files…and it guarantees the best quality viewing experience. Play your videos and music offline on the bus, train, or plane! When you’re done, just “Remove from Favorites” to remove the local copy and free up space!
We designed Bitcasa in such a way that your computer thinks your files are on a local hard drive, which means any application can access your files. We are making it possible for you to be able to instantly stream any video or music file to your PC or mobile device.
Let us know if you have any questions. Also, watch this video and see for yourself how easy it is to add and stream HD videos.