“Loop makes a new argument for the connected home display”
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Our goal was to develop an app for a Wi-Fi Display (Android), an iOS app for managing it, and backend for supporting these products. The biggest challenge – the user should be able to upload any amount of media files to any amount of channels – this consumes an enormous amount of memory and bandwidth. At the same time, we had to make sure that the app is still responsible while the upload is progressing.
In iOS app development, we decided to use highly efficient tools like Realm or Texture which covered the database notifications and UI respectively. When it comes to Display development – it doesn’t have a touchscreen – so the whole navigation we were developing had to match this device’s characteristic. We created our own custom architecture dedicated to Loop app. In backend development, we created a client direct upload flow using AWS services like S3, Lambda, and Elastic Transcoder.
We especially value Droids On Roids for their responsiveness, smooth communication, and really agile approach – they reacted quickly to our guidelines, which were ever evolving during the development. The last, but not least asset of our partner was their transparency – we knew exactly how much the team works and what we were paying for.
The content uploaded on the Loop can be added by different users at the same time.
Set up and control your Loop remotely from any phone with the Loop App.
On your Loop, you can display photos & videos uploaded by your friends and family, as well as from their social media channels.
Quickly skip through photos and videos using the Browse dial. Thanks to the Channel knob you can flip through channels like on a classic TV.
Your Loop always lets you know when someone sends you photos or videos, creates a channel or wants to start a video chat.
You can call your friends and family by starting a video-chat between two Loop Displays or between a Loop Display and a smartphone.
On your Display you can view photos with the Ken Burns effect (slow panning and zooming).
You can adjust the level of screen brightness and enable automatic dimming when it's dark.
The Display's firmware can be updated without a user's involvement.