We have some great news! Xform has signed a partnership with Parallels, Inc that includes collaboration and an investment by Parallels in Xform.
Here’s the official press release below:
Xform Computing Receives Investment from Parallels, Inc.,
Accelerates Cloud-based Application Streaming Services for Mobile Devices
Santa Barbara, CA – April 16, 2014 - Xform Computing Inc., pioneer of the AlwaysOnPC Cloud-streaming mobile Apps and services, today announced that the company has received an investment from Parallels, Inc., a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross platform solutions.
Xform and Parallels are collaborating across their technical, marketing and product teams to accelerate Xform’s AlwaysOnPC platform to address new applications and expand into more global markets and channels.
This collaboration also includes an investment by Parallels that will boost the next phase of Xform’s growth.
“With its expertise in virtualization technology and cloud computing, Parallels is an ideal investor for Xform,” said Kroum Antov, CEO of Xform. “Xform is building the next generation of Cloud App Streaming services and has a unique opportunity with Parallels for collaboration, especially in the areas of highly scalable infrastructure, and creating industry-leading user experience.”
The Xform services and apps use patented technology to host and stream an entire desktop experience, or individual applications to mobile and HDTV devices. Examples include Office suite, email, graphics, video, image editing, as well as Chrome or Firefox browsers with Flash, Java and HTML5, all securely accessible from tablets, smartphones and soon HDTVs.
“With global smartphone and tablet shipments topping one billion in a single year, there’s an increasing need for applications that improve efficiency and productivity on these devices” added Jack Zubarev, president of cross platform solutions at Parallels. “Parallels is pleased to work with Xform to take advantage of the market opportunity.”
Xform delivers the power of cloud-hosted desktops and applications to iPad, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Xform has Cloud clusters deployed in the US and Europe, with more to be announced in 2014. With over 1.5 million virtual desktops created and streamed to customer’s PCs and mobile devices, Xform’s apps include Virtual Browser for Firefox, VirtualBrowser for Chrome and AlwaysOnPC. The apps are sold in the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon Apps, and other marketplaces. Learn more at http://www.xformcomputing.com
Firefox® Browser “Virtually” Arrives for iPad and iPhone Through Xform Computing’s VirtualBrowser App and Streaming Service
Xform’s VirtualBrowser for Firefox app delivers the ‘desktop’ Firefox® browser to iOS devices with support for Adobe®Flash® Player, Java and Firefox Add-ons
Screenshot of VirtualBrowser for Firefox on iPad. (PRNewsFoto/Xform Computing, Inc.)
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Xform Computing, leader in cloud-streaming apps for mobile devices, announces its VirtualBrowser for Firefox® beta is complete and the App is now generally available in the iTunes App Store. For a limited time, the Basic app is available for free on iPhone, and a special introductory price on iPad.
“Anyone who has used an iPad knows its limitations,” said David McClintock, CMO of Xform Computing, “which include lack of support for not only Firefox but also Adobe® Flash® Player, Java applications, Browser ‘Sync’ and Browser Add-on/extensions. VirtualBrowser App delivers these key capabilities for Firefox fans on their iOS devices.”
With VirtualBrowser users can stream Adobe Flash-based video player on iPad or iPhone from almost any site, as well as Flash-based games like FarmVille2 or ChefVille inside Facebook.com. The app also supports Adobe Flash-based education sites like Pearson MyMathLab, Muzzy Language, BBC Bitesize, PBS Kids games, productivity sites such as Prezi presentation editing, among others.
VirtualBrowser for Firefox also has broad support for delivering Java on iPad and iPhone including most Applets, JNLP and JAR files. Java is at the heart of many interactive websites but does not work natively on iOS. Examples include Java-based software and content from education sites such as Aleks.com, Kaplan, games like Runescape and thousands of business Java applications like Etrade Pro and NetDania NetStation, all enabled on iOS by Xform’s VirtualBrowser apps.
Browser-integrated Add-ons and Extensions are another capability of VirtualBrowser that users can benefit from including: Yoono Toolbar, Adblock Plus, Stylish themes, Webdev tools like Firebug, and Evernote Web Clipper on iPad and iPhone.
VirtualBrowser for Firefox is part of a family of apps built on Xform’s AlwaysOnPC cloud app Streaming Platform: Each time a user opens the app, it starts a secure session of the real ‘desktop-class’ Mozilla® Firefox® browser running virtually in Xform’s Virtual Cloud hosting centers. This session is then transmitted (or ‘streamed’) and displayed by the VirtualBrowser app on the user’s device.
Some App features are offered as Premium In-App service options such as streaming video, Java support, as well as installing and saving Firefox Add-ons, history and settings securely via Xform’s Cloud. Learn more at http://vlt.me/virtualfirefox.
About Xform Computing, Inc.:
Xform’s platform, called AlwaysOnPC, delivers the power of cloud-hosted applications to iPad, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Xform has Cloud clusters deployed in the US and Europe, with more to be announced in 2014. With over 1.5 million virtual desktops created and streamed to customer’s PCs and mobile devices, Xform’s apps include Virtual-Browser for Firefox, VirtualBrowser for Chrome and AlwaysOnPC. The apps are sold in the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon Apps, and other marketplaces. The platform is also available for private label or license. Learn more at http://www.xformcomputing.com
Firefox® and Mozilla® are registered trademarks of Mozilla Foundation. Adobe® and Flash® are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Other marks are the property of their respective owners. The mention of these marks is to indicate compatibility only and shall not be construed as an endorsement of Xform or its VirtualBrowser or other apps.
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AlwaysOnPC gives you a complete virtual computer pre-loaded with over 40 apps that you can access and use from any iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android smartphone or tablet.
Steve Jobs might be turning in his grave when he hears about this one…
Below is a new video highlighting how you can use AlwaysOnPC app to view and edit Apple iWork docs (Keynote, Pages, Numbers) on Kindle Fire HD HDX.
(We decided to make a separate post for Kindle Fire HD HDX users about this, since Amazon is working hard to create their own apps store and experience outside of the Android/Google Play arena:)
Yep, that’s right, since AlwaysOnPC includes Chrome and Firefox browsers, you can browse to Apple’s iCloud.com online service, which now includes the iWork Suite (still labeled “in beta’), which includes the full suite of Apple apps, so you can do things like this:
Here’s a shot of how you can use iWork to create or edit Keynote, pages, numbers on any Android Tablet
Here’s another great example of the power of AlwaysOnPC App: In this post we show how you can use our Google Play Edition of the AlwaysOnPC app to view and edit Apple iWork docs (Keynote, Pages, Numbers) on Android. Yep, that’s right, since AlwaysOnPC includes Chrome and Firefox browsers, you can browse to Apple’s iCloud.com online service, which now includes the iWork Suite (still labeled “in beta’), which includes the full suite of Apple apps, so you can do things like this:
Here's a shot of how you can use iWork to create or edit Keynote, pages, numbers on any Android Tablet
Play PBSKids flash games on iPad along with Oh Noah, Thomas and Friends, Martha Speaks, Wild Kratts, Peg & Cats, SciGirls, Clifford, The Electric Company, Cyberchase and many more on your iPad or iPhone with Virtual Chrome: