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Our Digital Content Access and Sharing Service Receives $1.1M from Investors



HomepipeWe just wanted to let you know that HomePipe just received a $1.1M boost from a group of private investors that are really excited about our growth in subscribers and utilization of our awesome service. So thanks to all our customers who signed up for HomePipe and use it every day!

What are we going to do with our money? We’re going to do a 15 second Super Bowl commercial! Just kidding. We’re going to expand our service to give our customers the most amazing solution possible. HomePipe is revolutionizing the ability for today’s mobile consumers and professionals to quickly, easily and securely access, view and share digital content. High resolution photos, videos, presentations, documents, and music stored on a home or work computer can be accessed and shared from any web browser or mobile device.

Today, HomePipe works on Apple® iPhone® and iPadTM, Google® AndroidTM, and Windows® Phone 7 – all without cloud storage, uploading, syncing, organizing or complex software and hardware installations requiring additional fees. Just imagine…no matter where you have content – even in cloud services – you could instantly access and share it with anyone, anywhere – anytime using any browser or mobile device.

How big is the opportunity?  Here’s just a few data points.

  • Recently Apple surpassed 10 billion app downloads with billions more expected for Apple, Android and BlackBerry®.
  • Gartner estimates 17.7 billion downloads for 2011—a 117 percent over its 8.2 billion download estimate for 2010 and this number is expected to grow to nearly 200 billion downloads by 2014.1
  • Nielsen’s projects that by mid-2011, a smartphone user base of 150 million, 300 million mobile subscribers, 120 million mobile web users and 90 million users will be streaming video.

Combine the figures above with the average home storing nearly nine Terabytes of content by 20132, and the opportunity for a secure digital content solution that easily enables consumers and professionals to access and share photos, documents, music and videos from a single view will be…big!

More good news. HomePipe was recently named as a Top Global 500 Appan award covering all devices and formats, with forty different top app categories and expert reviews of the best 500 apps available around world.

The HomePipe application is still available as a Free Edition that gives full access to the service, but limits the number of uses. HomePipe’s Premium Edition provides unlimited use for $23.99 annual subscription.

As always, we love getting your feedback. Send any product comments or suggestions to us at support@homepipe.net.

HomePipe Selected as Global Top 500 App

From Angry Birds to Zagat, The Sunday Times Top 500 App List recognizes the world’s best mobile apps.

Compiled by experts in the relevant fields and regular Sunday Times app reviewers, the App List covers all the most popular devices including Apple® iPadTM and iPhone®, RIM® BlackBerry®, Google® AndroidTM, Nokia® and Amazon® Kindle®.

We are excited that HomePipe’s industry leading digital content sharing and access service was selected to the Top 500.Whether it’s sharing a photo, document, music or video, reviewers found that HomePipe lets you easily access and share files online from any Internet-connected device with friends, family and colleagues—anywhere, anytime. That’s just what we wanted to hear…well, read.

So, whether you are a techie who is first in line for the latest smartphone, or a newbie still finding your way around that tablet you got for Christmas, check out The Sunday Times App List and check out HomePipe.We have a free version to get you started.

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, …”