Monthly Archives: December 2010

17.7 Billion Downloads for 2011

According the latest reports, Apple just passed its 10 billionth app download. Industry pundits at Gartner Research see many more billions for Apple, Android and BlackBerry in 2011. The forecaster sees 17.7 billion downloads for 2011, 117% over its 8.2 billion download estimate for 2010. HomePipe can help you share files on your mobile devices easily and conveniently! Plus, it's free! Download HomePipe today!

HomePipe Networks is growing too!  We have big news coming – stay tuned.

Important Update Regarding HomePipe Services

As you know, the HomePipe service is currently available for free or at a minimal cost depending on your preferences for advertising and mobile device platform. Soon, we will take the next major step in our evolution and introduce two new service levels: HomePipe Limited and HomePipe Premium.

HomePipe Limited - (Still) Free!
Our great free service will continue to be available, but on a monthly limited-use basis of 10 "Uses" per month. We have a generous definition for what we consider to be a "Use" of our service:

  • A "Use" of the HomePipe service is started when a HomePipe user accesses(views/downloads) his or her files. A period of inactivity of two or more hours ends the "Use" of HomePipe. Any future file access counts as the next "Use."

At the beginning of each month, your HomePipe Limited account will reset to 10 uses for the new month. Once your uses are consumed, you must either purchase the HomePipe Premium service or wait for the next month to reset your usage credit to 10.

HomePipe Premium - $23.99/year!
With a HomePipe Premium account, you will get unlimited use of the HomePipe service and have an ad-free experience on the web interface and all mobile devices.

If you previously purchased a HomePipe Premium mobile application (for iPhone or Android) for the purpose of removing advertising, don't panic! HomePipe will turn off ads automatically for you, even though you are using it with a HomePipe Free limited-use subscription. However, new HomePipe users will only be able to disable the ads by purchasing the HomePipe Premium service.

Apple® iPad Users
The HomePipe iPad application will continue to be a $7.99 purchase with no advertising, even with a HomePipe Limited account.

Once we make these changes, you will be able to find additional details on the new service levels.

We appreciate all the help and support you have provided HomePipe throughout 2010 and look forward to increasing the value of our service and applications in 2011.

– The HomePipe Team
support@homepipe.net

HomePipe in "50 Best Free Apps for Windows Phone 7"

"Access your PC files anywhere on your phone. Show off your photos and videos, listen to music or grab files for work or school. Sign up for their service, install the agent program on your PC, and access your stuff on the phone or on the web. You can even setup sharing to give others access." Read more!

“Careless Computing” and The Cloud: Richard Stallman Warns Against ChromeOS

Thought provoking article from Richard Stallman that makes you wonder if/how/when will the day come, when we all wake up with all our stuff in the cloud?

http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/14/stallman-cloud-computing-careless-computing/

Announcing the Partner API Program!

Due to Strong Partner Interest and Market Uptake of the HomePipe Service, the Company Announced Availability of the HomePipe API Today, Which Enables Partner Apps and Service Provider Partners to Integrate Easily and Safely With HomePipe.

 

The announcement gives partners the opportunity to seamlessly give their customers the benefits of the HomePipe Access Services directly through their own mobile app, cloud service or Web application. HomePipe allows users to access and share files online  from any computer with whomever they want, from wherever they want. The business potential for partnering companies is large considering the direction of technology is heading toward more and more on demand services.

Read the full Press Release.

 

More information regarding HomePipe API partner programs and how to partner are available through HomePipe's Web site at http://www.homepipe.net/developer.html .

 


 

RealNetworks' Unifi: Nothing New

John Cook of TechFlash discusses RealNetworks Unifi in RealNetworks Unveils Unifi.

"Digital media storage and sharing is a hot area, and the new Unifi offering sounds a bit like what Seattle startup HomePipe Networks is doing."

Matt Rosoff of Business Insider in his post How RealNetworks Hopes to Come Back From The Dead writes that ..."there are plenty of other solutions to make material from your PC directly available over the Web: HomePipe, ..."