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Posted by at 24 April , 2014

We are really excited to announce our Dual-Screen technology is now available in beta in our AlwaysOnPC App! This is huge news for us, and is a key step towards our strategic vision of enabling real-time content sharing across all mobile/computing ecosystems.

The full story is copies below. (Another blog post will follow with how-to info)

Xform Computing Announces World’s First Dual-Screen Streaming Cloud Desktop for iPad and iPhone, Using Apple TV

Now in beta, Xform’s latest AlwaysOnPC app update can display it’s full Cloud Desktop in HD format via the Apple TV ‘Dual-Screen’ Airplay Display

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Xform Computing, leader in open-source based cloud-streaming apps for mobile devices, announces its Dual-Screen technology is included in the latest update of the AlwaysOnPC App in the iTunes App Store.

AlwaysOnPC Dual-Screen Streaming cloud desktop

The AlwaysOnPC app delivers a cloud-based desktop computer to mobile devices. This latest Dual-Screen innovation lets mobile users extend their AlwaysOnPC experience beyond their device to a nearby HDTV screen using Apple TV’s Airplay Display feature. The iPad-to-Apple-TV connection is wireless, so no cables are required.

When Dual-Screen mode is activated, the AlwaysOnPC desktop apps are displayed on the large, clear HDTV screen. Users then have the entire screen of their iPad or iPhone as a touch-pad and keyboard, to control and use the AlwaysOnPC features.

“Our customers want the ability to view as well as share their content on the best display available,” said Kroum Antov, CEO of Xform Computing, “AlwaysOnPC Dual-Screen brings a new paradigm for mobile app interfaces and is a giant leap forward for Cloud Streaming Apps.”

For example iPad users with Apple TV at home can open and share content with their family and friends by projecting it onto the HDTV: They can share photos or video from sources such as Facebook, Dropbox, Vimeo, even Adobe Flash-based video among others using Firefox Browser with Flash support that is included in AlwaysOnPC.

The AlwaysOnPC with Dual-Screen also enhances business and productivity activities. With Apple TV and an iPhone, a user can open and edit office documents such as Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint files, or display a meeting presentation, on a large HDTV screen.

Whenever AlwaysOnPC App detects a nearby Apple TV, instructions appear for activating it: Swipe up to reveal the iOS control panel; tap “AirPlay Display”, select “Apple TV” and turn ON the “Mirroring” switch. AlwaysOnPC will then switch to Dual-Screen mode. The feature will remain free during beta. Learn more athttp://alwaysonpc.com/mobile/AlwaysOnPC-HDTV-Dual-screen-display-Apple-TV

Links to download the AlwaysOnPC from the iTunes App Store are for iPhonehttp://vlt.me/alwaysonpc-iphone , and for iPad http://vlt.me/alwaysonpc-ipad .

About Xform Computing, Inc.:

Xform’s AlwaysOnPC platform 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 over 1.5 million virtual desktops/apps 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 apps.

CONTACT
David McClintock
Chief Marketing Officer
Xform Computing, Inc.

This story was picked up lots of places – like here on marketwatch:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/xform-computing-announces-worlds-first-dual-screen-streaming-cloud-desktop-for-ipad-and-iphone-using-apple-tv-2014-04-24

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Posted by at 16 April , 2014

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.”

 

About Xform

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

 

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CONTACT

David McClintock

Chief Marketing Officer

Xform Computing, Inc.

dave@xformcomputing.com

www.xformcomputing.com

www.alwaysonpc.com

(805) 364-3239

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Posted by at 10 April , 2014

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.)
VirtualBrowser for Firefox App for iPad and iPhone.  (PRNewsFoto/Xform Computing, Inc.)
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.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140410/PH02325-a
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140410/PH02325-b

“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.

Links to download the VirtualBrowser Apps from the iTunes App Store are for iPhone http://vlt.me/pr-vbrowser-iphone, and for iPad http://vlt.me/pr-vbrowser-ipad.

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.

CONTACT
David McClintock
Chief Marketing Officer
Xform Computing, Inc.
Email
(805) 364-3239

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Posted by at 25 February , 2014

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:

screenshot of iWork view and edit Keynote, pages, numbers on Android Tablet
Here’s a shot of how you can use iWork to create or edit Keynote, pages, numbers on any Android Tablet

Create or Edit Apple iWork docs like Keynote on Kindle Fire HD HDX tablets

- View Numbers files on Kindle Fire HD / HDX

- View or edit Apple iWork Pages docs on Kindle Fire HD / HDX

Here’s an example video:

You can also access Apple’s Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Contacts and the “Find my iPhone” from your Kindle Fire HD or HDX devices!

Get it now – download links are at right:

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Posted by at 25 February , 2014

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:

screenshot of iWork view and edit Keynote, pages, numbers on Android Tablet

Here's a shot of how you can use iWork to create or edit Keynote, pages, numbers on any Android Tablet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- view or edit Apple iWork docs Keynote on Android

- View Numbers files on Nexus 5, 7 or 10

- View or edit Apple iWork Pages docs on a Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Note 3, 2

Here’s an example video:

You can also access Apple’s Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Contacts and the “Find my iPhone” from Android devices!

Steve Jobs might be turning in his grave when he hears about this one…

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Posted by at 3 July , 2013

Edit Prezi on iPhone with the full set of Flash Editing tools!

If you were ever wondering how to edit Prezi on iPhone, now you can! With the Virtual-Browser for Chrome App edit Prezi on iPhone is available with one simple app download! Virtual-Browser for Chrome App opens up a wide variety of apps and games – like edit Prezi on iPhone – that you can use from your iPhone:

edit Prezi on iPhone screenshot

Here’s a brief video demonstrating how to edit Prezi on iPhone using VirtualBrowser for Chrome App:

http://www.virtualchrome.com/edit-Prezi-on-iphone

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Posted by at 15 January , 2013

Well, it’s still January we’ve launched our first App of 2013! We want to learn as much as possible on our way to market, and as part of that we’ve been experimenting with prices. Here’s what we’ve done so far, and some interesting results.

We knew since we have in-app purchase built-in to the product, which provides another way to monetize, that we wanted to eventually test a free version. However, we know from experience that the Android Market/Google Play does not allow starting with a free product, then later changing to a paid product (really!).  Although we’ve since found this is not true in the iTunes App Store, we still wanted to launch with a price for the app to keep our options open.

We submitted the Friday before the iTunesConnect closure and were approved in under a week !!! This shocked us.

However, we found a few issues, so we submitted an update, and waited until after the iTunes re-opened again December 28. We had tried to schedule the “Availability date” ahead of time (this is supposed to help get you featured in places like New & Noteworty). However there were several other factors in play, and since  it was again a quick review — within a few days – it was faster than expected, we pulled the date in and launched upon approval. We immediately started getting sales, but nothing earth-shattering.

After a week, we decided to test free. Wow, were we surprised. In one day we received over 10,000 downloads!

Turns out, half were from Asia. Since we don’t have servers in Asia we know the latency will make for a poor experience.  I figured that traffic was simply loading our servers and reducing the experience for customers who may otherwise have performed fine. So, we ended up excluding it. Still, 5,000 sales in our target regions (North America and Europe) was extremely positive. And that was days before the Press Releases (which went out today).

VirtualChrome also has a premium in-app purchase, so we actually have 2 prices to experiment with. So, we’ve run a few tests on various prices there.

And we’ll continue to run more test…

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Posted by at 15 January , 2013

(Here’s the official press release)

Xform Computing Announces VirtualChrome App With Support For Flash, Java, and Extensions on iPad

VIrtualChrome for iPad icon

From Facebook Flash Games To Enterprise Java Apps And Productivity Sites, VirtualChrome’s Cloud-Powered Browsing Delivers Features iPad Users Are Demanding

Santa Barbara, CA – Xform Computing, leader in cloud-powered apps for mobile devices, announces its VirtualChrome iPad app is available in the iTunes App Store.

Using the power of cloud computing, the VirtualChrome app lets users run the real ‘desktop-class’ Chrome browser via a virtual system.

Anyone who has used an iPad knows its limitations,” said Kroum Antov, CEO of Xform Computing, “which include lack of support for Adobe Flash, Java applications, Chrome Extensions, and the Chrome Web Store. VirtualChrome delivers these key capabilities on iPad today.”

Screenshot VirtualChrome for iPad showing Chrome Apps home screen

Flash on iPad is now possible using VirtualChrome App: Users can play Flash games like FarmVille2 or Zynga Poker inside Facebook.com with existing points and status, ClubPenguin, Webkinz, Entanglement, and thousands more. The app also supports Flash productivity sites like Sliderocket presentation editing and Adobe online services such as Acrobat.com CreatePDF.

VirtualChrome also supports Java on iPad including Applets, JNLP and JAR files. Java is at the heart of many interactive websites and applications, but does not work natively on iOS. With VirtualChrome users can play Runescape on iPad, PartyPoker, GameTableOnline and more.

Thousands of commercial and enterprise Java applications can be instantly deployed on iPad using VirtualChrome. Examples include: Scottrade Pro and similar Java-based stock trade applications; United Airlines Unimatic scheduling program; Zoho Meeting feature to host a Web Conference screen share on iPad.

Screenshot of Chrome Extensions on iPadChrome Extensions are another capability of VirtualChrome, allowing browser-integrated features like Evernote Web Clipper on iPad, Adblock, or Stylish themes. These Extensions as well as Web Apps can be browsed and installed from the Chrome Web Store.

All connections are encrypted for maximum security.

Learn more at the VirtualChrome website: http://linktrack.info/vchrome-home.

Device Requirements:

* iPad, OS 4.2 or higher

* 28.2 MB

* An active 3G or WiFi connection is required to run the app

Pricing and Availability:

Basic and Premium editions of VirtualChrome are available: Basic edition is available at an introductory price of $0.99 for a limited time, and provides anonymous browsing (history, settings, cookies, etc. cleared between sessions), full support for Flash, audio and video streaming, and a limited trial of Java.

VirtualChrome Premium subscription adds 2 hours usage time, Java support, and saving of data (Chrome login sync, history, tabs, bookmarks, passwords etc.) between sessions, available by In-App Purchase at an introductory sale price of $9.99/year subscription, for a limited time.

VirtualChrome download is available in the iTunes App Store (`http://linktrack.info/virtualchrome-app)

Click here to view screen shot gallery http://s826.beta.photobucket.com/user/AlwaysOnPC/library/VirtualChrome%20App%20for%20iPad

Click here to visit VirtualChromeVideos demo channel http://youtu.be/FzWBfTbun8w

About Xform Computing, Inc.:

Xform Computing’s “Mobile-cloud” architecture can deliver the vast power of cloud computing apps to mobile devices. It provides a ‘single target’ for developers to deliver HTML5, Flash, Java, Silverlight, Linux, and other applications to iOS and Android phones and tablets. Learn more at the Xform Website.

 

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