Monthly Archives: December 2011

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Last Chance to Upgrade TappIn with Promotional Pricing

Three days left until Christmas. Yes, we know time has flown by and yes of course it’s okay to wait until the last minute to complete your holiday shopping. That’s where we believe we can help.

At TappIn, we love the holidays, so much so that we’re offering a TappIn Standard Edition annual subscription upgrade for just $9.99! It’s perfect for last minute shoppers and the perfect gift for a family member, coworker, or friend.

There are great benefits to giving or upgrading to the Standard Edition including:

· Music: Custom playlists created on-the-fly
· Video: Select and play or share videos
· Devices: Install TappIn on unlimited numbers of computers and have unlimited access
· Display Ads: There aren’t any!

In addition, our new CloudCache features will be available only to Standard Edition users in 2012 – and there are more changes coming! Need to see more? Please see our pricing and features chart at www.tappin.com/pricing. When you are ready, hit the Buy Now button and get the best version of TappIn ever!

Remember, the special promotional period to try Standard Edition free and the promotional upgrade pricing for the Standard Edition annual subscription at $9.99 will end on December 31, 2011. As of January 1, 2012 all free users will be returned to the Lite Edition and the Standard Edition will return to $19.99 per user per year.

From all of us at TappIn,

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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TappIn Named a Red Herring Global Top 100 Winner!

As a leading innovator in digital content access and file sharing for the mobile community, we are proud to announce that TappIn has been selected as a Red Herring 2011 Top 100 Global award recipient, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe.

“Choosing the best out of the previous two years was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed down our list from 1,100 potential companies to 100 winners. It was an extremely difficult process. TappIn should be extremely proud of its achievement; the competition for the Top 100 was fierce. The Top 100 Global are truly the best of the best.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list an invaluable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the greatest business opportunities from around the world.

Red Herring’s Global 100 list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Google, Skype, Baidu, Salesforce.com, YouTube, eBay, and many others would change the way we live and work. Winners were announced on December 7, 2011 at an awards banquet in Los Angeles, California.

TappIn’s innovative technology has won numerous awards and accolades from leading industry authorities. “As mobile technology increasingly pervades all aspects of our everyday lives, the ability to access rich media content—from documents to music to photos—on those devices is becoming a must for mobile users at work and at home,” said Chris Hopen, president of TappIn. “Through our recent acquisition by GlobalSCAPE and recognition from industry leaders like Red Herring, we’re continuing to generate growing awareness of our access solution and anticipate expansive growth in 2012.”

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GlobalSCAPE and the TappIn App for Kindle Fire-Up the LD MICRO Conference!

Greetings fellow TappIn fans. It’s great to be a part of the GlobalSCAPE family and have an opportunity to speak directly with customers, prospective customers and investors. Last week both Chris Hopen, president of TappIn, Inc. and Jim Morris, CEO of GlobalSCAPE were speaking at the LD MICRO conference in Los Angeles and giving a demonstration on the new Kindle Fire’s TappIn app – on the day of our announcement. Jim and Chris were a big hit and had to relocate to the hallway so the other presentations could continue! If you would like more information on this presentation or would like to listen to the webcast, you can check it out at http://www.globalscape.com/company/ir.aspx

If you haven’t seen the new TappIn on Kindle Fire you can download it free at TappIn Free from the Amazon Appstore for Android. Check it out!

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GlobalSCAPE's TappIn Launches New Remote Access App for Amazon's Kindle Fire

TappIn, Inc. announced today the launch of its new Kindle Fire personal cloud service app. The new app is TappIn's first product release since becoming a subsidiary of secure information exchange leader GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GSB) earlier this month.The application turns the world's most popular e-reader into a secure portal to obtain content safely and securely when connected to any wireless network. Social functions include access to mixed media playlists and the ability to share and manage unlimited distribution of locally stored files on Facebook.

Unlike remote access products that consume mass amounts of storage, TappIn makes content available through a secure cloud pathway, thereby allowing users to "tap in" to their storage location, wherever that may be. TappIn's unique cloud access portal means users can obtain content without having to download, save, and manage it on their mobile device. This method of delivery not only saves storage space, it ensures content remains secure and private on the user's home or work computer or other storage device. The new app for the Kindle Fire platform includes all of TappIn's latest capabilities, including security features already available on the iOS and Android platforms.

Key features include:

  • TappIn SecureShare™: Users can easily customize TappIn's enhanced SecureShare™ authentication capabilities to protect sensitive information by providing selective access and requiring specific recipients to login securely before viewing private files. Users can choose to authenticate via login or share files via public access with a link to the photo, file, or folder. Using the app, users can also easily import contacts from Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, and other email providers directly into TappIn, providing one-click sharing.
  • SocialShare™: Share photos, files, or folders from your device directly to Facebook. A link to the file and a thumbnail of the photo is posted to the user's Facebook wall, along with any comment to Facebook "Friends." Files are not uploaded to Facebook, but rather remain securely stored on the user's computer, allowing for easy control and removal.
  • Enhanced A La Carte Playlist™: With TappIn, Kindle Fire users now have full access to their entire music library. TappIn's A La Carte Playlist™ capability allows Apple users to generate playlists from multiple iTunes and MP3 libraries. With one click, the TappIn app populates a list of all folders that contain music files, and allows users to select from those folders to create a single, unique playlist. TappIn's Now Playing™ feature enables users to stream music or browse photos or documents while simultaneously using other applications. Streaming access also eliminates the need to download and manage the content on your mobile device, saving time and storage space, and safeguarding privacy.

"The Kindle Fire device is blurring the lines between the e-reader and tablet, allowing us an even greater convergence of our personal and professional lives," said Chris Hopen, president of TappIn. "TappIn's new app allows users to maximize the innovative multitasking capabilities, social, and collaboration features of this device by providing access to remotely stored digital content, regardless of system, file type, or content location right on their Kindle Fire."

TappIn's app for the Kindle Fire is available in two editions designed to cater to the needs of individuals and businesses. The TappIn Light version is available free of charge from the Amazon Appstore for Android, while the TappIn Standard edition is available for $23.99/year and offers consumers unlimited access to any digital file, regardless of size.

GlobalSCAPE® Acquires Innovative Mobile File Sharing Company TappIn™

GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GSB), a leading developer of secure information exchange solutions for businesses and consumers, today announced that the company has expanded its capabilities by acquiring privately-held, Seattle-based mobile file sharing innovator TappIn, Inc.

“Combining GlobalSCAPE’s leadership in secure information exchange with TappIn’s strength in secure digital content mobility allows us to deliver a powerful solution for consumers and businesses,” said GlobalSCAPE CEO Jim Morris. “Through this acquisition, GlobalSCAPE continues to remove barriers between users and their content, stored in multiple locations, while maintaining privacy and security regardless of the device being used. There has been explosive growth in tablet and smartphone sales in recent years, and we expect this trend to continue, driving strong market demand for the TappIn solution.”

We are very excited to announce that GlobalSCAPE®, a leader in the secure information exchange solutions,  has acquired TappIn. As a TappIn customer, you will continue to receive the same leading-edge product and high level of service you’ve come to expect from us. But now, we can serve you better with increased resources to drive innovation faster and offer even more options for securely accessing and sharing files.

The GlobalSCAPE mission is to connect you with your digital content securely and seamlessly, anytime and anywhere. TappIn’s expertise and technology enhances GlobalSCAPE’s ability to remove file access barriers between you and your important media and data.  Again, TappIn will continue to provide you an easy and secure way to access, view, and share files stored on a home or work computer, from most mobile devices, platforms, and browsers.  You still don’t have to upload files to the cloud -- we provide you access to your data wherever it lives.  We fully support Apple iPhone® and iPad®, Google® Android™, Amazon® Kindle and Windows® Phone.

One final note – you’ll continue seeing additional capabilities and integration between TappIn and GlobalSCAPE solutions, bringing you even more benefits in the future.

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TappIn Offers Predictions for Cloud, Mobile, Social in 2012

The French had Nostradamus, TappIn has, Parvez Anandam, our CTO. We figured that with 2012 right around the corner, we ought to put Parvez to the test. Specifically his predictions regarding cloud computing, mobility, and social media in 2012. So take a look, leave some comments, questions, or see Parvez in person on Dec. 7th as panelist for the upcoming TiE Seattle event.

Predictions for Cloud, Mobile and Social in 2012

1. The IT-ization of the Consumer. 2011 was about the consumerization of IT. 2012 will be about the IT-ization of the consumer. The consumer is adopting an increasingly complex array of technologies for their personal use – smartphones, tablets, cloud infrastructures in addition to laptops and computers. Consumers are effectively mini-IT departments and are in desperate need of a way to securely access their digital lives strewn across all their devices.

2. Mobile and Data Security Goes Mainstream. In 2011 there were several high-profile mobile and cloud security breaches, such as DropBox’s significant security failure that exposed users’ content. These, coupled with increasing consumer savvy around mobile security, will result in increased scrutiny of application- and device-level security, from automatic sign-out features to malware scanning software.

3. Personal Cloud Services Go Professional. The personal cloud has exploded over the past year as consumers increasingly demand enterprise-class access solutions, with Apple’s iCloud offering leading the charge. In 2012, we expect to see a new class of professional super-users in the personal cloud space – those who use a single personal cloud service offering to converge their personal and professional lives into a master repository. These professionals will demand heightened security and streamlined access, opening new opportunities for players in this space to create a top-tier “prosumer” offering.

4. Data Stewardship Will Matter. As the world increasingly entrusts all digital content to a few companies, the reputation and ethical behavior of these companies will become of paramount importance. The reverence with which these companies approach end users’ content will determine which of them wins big in the end.

5. Social Gets Smart on Security. Social media has become a pervasive part of our lives. While there have long been admonitions about how to protect your privacy when using social media sites, the omnipresent exposure resulting from the interconnectedness of social with everything from search to shopping to news will give even the most cavalier users pause. In 2012, we expect to see a greater push for social privacy and security – around personal photos, etc. – while still enjoying the huge benefits of social networks.