Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Weqool chooses forge by Xura to create immersive social experience in its fitness app with real time communications

Del

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 2016-08-03 14:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xura, Inc. (NASDAQ:MESG), a major innovator in Real-Time Communication (RTC) technology, today announced its forge by Xura platform has been used to provide real-time communication capabilities within new social fitness app, Weqool. forge’s RTC features enable Weqool to incorporate a combination of video and instant messaging interfaces, allowing users to meet, communicate, compete and grow friendships while exercising together virtually.

Xura partner, Blacc Spot Media, a leading WebRTC, mobile and web application development house, worked with Weqool to create a web-based prototype, utilizing forge by Xura, to meet their aim of creating a more social and immersive fitness experience, through the use of real-time communication functionality. Weqool provides an interactive, user-friendly social platform designed to enable users to watch recorded workouts created by professional fitness trainers within the app, while also facilitating positive social interactions amongst its users via video call, instant messaging and SMS.

forge by Xura was selected as the most ideal platform to use based on Blacc Spot Media’s experience, due to its scalability, ease of implementation and its range of secure, click-to-communicate capabilities, such as video calls which is a major feature of the Weqool app.

“As a developer, it is essential to have a reliable and scalable solution that can be implemented quickly and easily,” said Lantre Barr, Founder & CEO, Blacc Spot Media. “This is even more important to start ups trying to get new apps off the ground. We have worked with other clients to utilize the forge platform to transform the experience of their apps, and enjoy the versatility it can offer to enhance interactions and user engagement.”

Alex Bulley, Co-Founder of Weqool commented, “Our aim is to reinvent the concept of online fitness, by facilitating positive interactions among users with common interests through the medium of unique Weqool experiences, to make exercising more fun, engaging and social, regardless of where you are at that moment. It has been a very exciting journey to bring our proof of concept to life. The combination of Blacc Spot Media’s exceptional development expertise and forge by Xura’s RTC capabilities, have helped get our product to market quickly, allowing us to validate our concept prior to an official launch. While this is the first step with the web-based prototype, we are working to raise early stage funding to explore several new skills and activities which bring users together in a socially collaborative and mutually beneficial way.”

The Weqool prototype will be showcased for the first time during The Getting Real with RTC demo event at TMC’s Real Time Web Solutions Conference in New York, on the 3rd August. For those who can’t make it in person, you can watch a video of the Weqool app here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6__EmaoqzIs.  As key sponsors of the event, the forge by Xura team will be presenting a keynote session, as well as be on hand throughout with an exhibit space to show and discuss the latest capabilities of forge by Xura, which were announced earlier this week.

By simply signing up, activating an account and joining the forge community, enterprises and developers can enhance the experience of their app or pioneer new services, while growing and managing engagement opportunities by implementing real-time, secure peer-to-peer, one-to-many and group interaction. To find out more or sign up for a forge account, visit: forge.xura.com.

About Blacc Spot Media, Inc.

Blacc Spot Media is a collaborative team of designers, developers and thought leaders specializing in Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC). Blacc Spot Media builds custom applications, enterprise platforms and mobile applications for a wide array of clients around the world. Blacc Spot Media has strategic partnerships with many of the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers in the industry. Founded in 2011, Blacc Spot Media is privately-held, with its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit https://www.blaccspot.com. Contact the Blacc Spot Media team at press@blaccspot.com, or call +1.678.832.9502.

About Xura, Inc.

Xura, Inc. (NASDAQ:MESG) offers a portfolio of digital services solutions that enable global communications across a variety of mobile devices and platforms. We help communication service providers and enterprises navigate and monetize the digital ecosystem to create innovative, new experiences through our cloud-based offerings. Our solutions touch more than three billion people through 350+ service providers and enterprises in 140+ countries.  You can find us at Xura.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements include statements of plans and objectives for future operations, statements of future economic performance, and statements of assumptions relating thereto. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “may,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” “potential,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “intends,” or the negative thereof or other comparable terminology. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results, performance and the timing of events to differ materially from those anticipated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release. These risks and uncertainties discussed above, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in our filings with the SEC. The documents and reports we file with the SEC are available through us, or our website, www.Xura.com, or through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov.

         Media Contact:
         Maria Hudson
         Xura
         maria.hudson@xura.com
         +44 7967813429
         
         Investor Relations Contact:
         Luke Todd
         Xura
         Luke.todd@Xura.com
         +1-781-213-2131

Om Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

+1 212 401 8700http://www.nasdaqomx.com

NASDAQ (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents.

Følg saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

David Crosby Announces Intent to License His Name to the Cannabis Industry18.7.2018 18:04Pressemelding

Music industry icon pursuing licensing partnership with a leading Cannabis company LOS ANGELES and TORONTO, July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- David Crosby, co-founder of two of the most successful bands in history (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and The Byrds) today announced he is seeking a licensing relationship with a national or global Cannabis company. This opportunity would include the exclusive license of his iconic name and marks for use worldwide. Mr. Crosby suggests calling the brand "MIGHTY CROZ" because his friends, colleagues and fans call him "Croz", but specific naming and packaging will be determined in consultation with the selected Cannabis company. Mr. Crosby will actively advise the selected Cannabis company in developing and marketing the brand. "People have been asking me to do a quality Cannabis brand and with legalization expanding, now is the right time," said David Crosby from his ranch in California. "Our first priority is partnering with a leading Cannabis co

Telecom Argentina's landing station and backhaul are selected for ARBR submarine cable system between Argentina & Brazil18.7.2018 17:00Pressemelding

ARBR + Seabras-1 to provide most direct route between Buenos Aires & New York BUENOS AIRES, Argentina and BOSTON, July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telecom Argentina S.A. ("Telecom Argentina") (BASE:TECO2) (NYSE:TEO), one of Argentina's leading telecommunications companies, Grupo Werthein, a preeminent Argentine investment holding company with a track record of significant telecommunications holdings, and Seaborn Networks ("Seaborn"), a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, announced today that the ARBR submarine cable system between Argentina and Brazil ("ARBR") will be landing in Telecom Argentina's cable landing station in Las Toninas, Argentina. In addition, Telecom Argentina shall provide ARBR with dark fiber on a backhaul route between Las Toninas and Buenos Aires, as well as point of presence (POP) space in Buenos Aires. ARBR is a new fiber optic submarine cable system developed by Seaborn and co-owned by Seaborn's Seabras Group together with T

Salim Ismail Announced as Keynote Speaker at Mitratech's Interact 2018 Conference18.7.2018 15:02Pressemelding

Best-Selling Author and Tech Strategist Shares Insights on New Paradigm in Organizational Design AUSTIN, Texas, July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitratech, the leading provider of legal and compliance software solutions, today announced that Salim Ismail, best-selling author, founding executive director of Singularity University, and founder of ExO Works, will deliver the keynote address at its Interact 2018 Conference. Every year the Interact conference provides an opportunity for clients, industry experts and partners to connect, learn, and contribute to insightful sessions on Mitratech innovations, legal operations best practices and industry trends. This year's theme, The Next Frontier of Legal Ops, recognizes that legal operations should be a center of innovation and excellence that brings people, processes and information together like never before by extending legal operations capabilities across the entire enterprise. "Salim understands the power of innovation and technology t

Corvil Introduces AI-Powered "Intelligence Hub" to Help Businesses Achieve Superior Digital Experiences and Performance18.7.2018 15:00Pressemelding

The solution delivers powerful big data analytics insights to business and operational users without the traditional lengthy timelines and costs DUBLIN, Ireland, July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corvil today announced Intelligence Hub, the next generation of digital intelligence to improve the performance, agility and digital experience of today's modern businesses. Intelligence Hub offers the potential to dramatically change how organizations see, manage and optimize their business and supporting technology operations. Today's businesses require a new type of "digital intelligence" that understands and correlates changes in the critical dimensions of business outcomes, user and customer experience, underlying application and infrastructure performance, and cybersecurity. Intelligence Hub provides proactive alerting on changes in these dimensions and allows business and operations teams to flexibly visualize, explore and analyze this key information for more informed action. " Intelli

Taconic Biosciences and Cyagen Biosciences Announce Strategic Partnership18.7.2018 14:00Pressemelding

RENSSELAER, N.Y., July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Taconic Biosciences and Cyagen Biosciences, global leaders in the generation of custom genetically engineered rodent models and associated services, announced a strategic partnership. Under the agreement terms, the two companies will combine resources to provide the global scientific community with access to premium custom model design and generation services backed by comprehensive capabilities and cutting-edge, fully-licensed technologies. Custom animal models play a critical role in new drug discovery as biological systems that provide critical insight into the dynamic between a potential therapeutic and a living organism. Combining over twenty years of experience, the industry's most extensive model generation technology portfolio, and seamless integration to downstream premium custom breeding solutions, Taconic is recognized for creating complex genetically engineered mice and rats for biomedical research. Cyagen entered the indu

Data to be Presented From Biogen's Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Development Portfolio at the 2018 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC)18.7.2018 13:30Pressemelding

Ongoing Alzheimer's disease research programs target possible causes of the disease through multiple modalities Data to be presented from Alzheimer's disease clinical development portfolio including aducanumab, elenbecestat, and BAN2401 Data underscore Biogen's long-term commitment to furthering Alzheimer's disease research and treatment, with a focus on patients with early stage disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biogen (Nasdaq:BIIB) announced it will present data from its Alzheimer's disease clinical development portfolio at the upcoming Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Chicago (July 22-26). Data being presented are part of Biogen's research programs targeting several of the identified causes of Alzheimer's disease, focusing on early-stage disease. "The data to be presented at AAIC exemplify our belief that treatments are needed at the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease to impact the underlying pathophysiology and delay disease p

I vårt presserom finner du alle våre siste saker, kontaktpersoner, bilder, dokumenter og annen relevant informasjon om oss.

Besøk vårt presserom