App Updates for all Virtual Browser Products: Virtual Browser for Chrome, Virtual Browser for Firefox and Private Anonymous Browser for iPad and iPhone.
Santa Barbara, CA — Xform Computing Inc., a leader in open-source based cloud-streaming apps for mobile devices, is excited to announce an update to our existing lineup of iOS apps. This app update (Versions 2.0.7, 2.0.5 and 1.0.3) fixes a bug issue that was prompting many users to “Recover” their premium accounts even if they had already upgraded. If a user choose the yes option to recover they could get stuck in a loop or they would be prompted to “Recover” again if they closed the application out.
This newest update fixes that bug issue for all Virtual Browser products and will allow users to continue to seamlessly use the Premium features with an updated in-app purchase model.
All our Virtual Browser products run Flash, Java as well as the ability to use Firefox Add-Ons (Virtual Browser for Firefox only) Chrome web apps and Extensions with both our Virtual Chrome and Private Anonymous Browser apps. Private Anonymous Browser runs in a private incognito tab that securely protects your privacy and data. All mobile sessions are SSH encrypted end to end.
Virtual Browser for Firefox ranks #3 (Appfigures.com data August 14, 2014) in paid Business apps and is the only app to run the real Mozilla Firefox browser with “desktop class” features like Java, Flash, Firefox Add-Ons, Extension and much more.
Virtual Browser for Chrome ranks #20 in the Utilities category on the AppStore with it also in the top 25 for Top Grossing apps in that category (Appfigures.com data on August 14, 2014).
About Xform Computing
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 PC’s and mobile devices, Xform Computing’s apps include Virtual Browser for Firefox, Virtual Browser for Chrome, Private Anonymous Browser and AlwaysOnPC. The apps are sold in the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon Apps, and other marketplaces.
Here’s a quick video on how to optimize VirtualBrowser for Chrome to play Farmville 2 on your iPad. You can get our app on the App Store for both your iPhone or iPad just search for Virtual Chrome or click on the links below.
If you have any questions you can always contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or “Like” us on Facebook.
Sometimes it happens. You work hard on a product update for weeks and then you test and test….and test…and test some more and finally after you feel good about the stability of a release you drop off the binary into the App Store and pray all goes smoothly.
Well…sometimes bugs happen unfortunately. Our newest release for our Virtual Browser lineup sadly has a bug that has been confusing and alarming existing users. No the world isn’t going to end, but we’re well aware of it and have submitted a release to the App Store to fix this issue. We are just waiting on Apple to approve the fix.
This bug is causing many users to think that they have to reactivate their account to access the Premium features of our browser.
This is not the case there is a simple work around that you’ll have to do until the update is released. Just click on “NO” to bypass this message and as you can see your Account Status should say Premium.
We apologize if this has confused any of our current users. Sometimes bugs do happen.
If you have any questions or comments please contact us at email@example.com or reach us through Facebook at facebook.com/VirtualChrome.ipad.iphone.Flash.Player or tweet at us @AlwaysOnApps
“Oh my GAWD! I have to create some content for our brand!”
Creating good content for your brand can be a somewhat difficult endeavor. You may be inclined to cut and paste articles on social media that have some relevancy to what you do, but are you really doing the best possible job at curating content for your brand experience?
There has been a seismic shift in the way consumers interact with brands. The traditional way has been to watch television and consume content by targeting your product during your demographics peak viewing hours. This is what is typically called a Nielsen Rating. Many traditional media outlets like print newspaper and television newscast live and die by these ratings. Nielsen has a whole scientific way of getting results per viewership and there is a great blog post on it here.
This is not a very efficient way of gaining traction with your brand. It’s a very low latency/low interaction method that does not fit the digital media landscape. Many big brands are struggling with this as the rules are changing daily. A perfect example of this are companies like JC Penny who felt they had to change in order to gain a broader audience and hired former Apple Retail Executive Ron Johnson to be the company CEO in November 2011. (He has since been ousted.) JC Penny was trying to adapt its long and storied history into a hip name brand, which did not resonate with its consumer base and the content marketing efforts in online media were not very well executed.
This brings us back to the idea of developing good content marketing for your brand. There is a great post I read by Noah Brier, Co-Founder and CEO of Percolate an online content marketing company founded in 2008, on ReCode which you can read here. In this article Noah states “I would simplify things even further to say that content marketing is nothing more than brands using content to communicate with audiences.”
So how do you develop good content? The key is to look at the tools you already use in your daily marketing efforts. What kinds of interactions are you having with users on your Facebook page? What types of tweets are your followers on Twitter most interested in? Twitter just released their analytics tools at analytics.twitter.com. Use this to find out what your users actually want? Here is a quick snapshot of Xform Computing’s analytics page.
As you can see most of our followers are interested in Music, Technology and Tech News. So in order for us to create good content marketing we have to position or post and tweets to cater to those tastes. We’ve developed several YouTube channels focusing on features in our line-up of products. Some videos are general while others get more specific. Our product is not trying to “go viral” as many brands try to do and fail miserably at. What we want to tie into our content marketing is steady user growth and our line graph to have a steady up tick of user acquisition.
There are some simple rules to follow:
First and foremost find your voice! Find out what your brand/product is about and curate it towards users that will find a use for it.
Tell a story. Consumers do not want stats and numbers. They want to know how this will impact their life and will they have any future use for it. (Think relevancy!)
Create content that is human. Create content that has real value.
Find the the channels where your audience is and distribute your content there.
By no means is this an easy task, but if you outline a plan relevant to your brand you may find that a more dialed in approach may be what works best for you. Plus your marketing budget will be no more worse for wear.
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @AlwaysOnApps
AlwaysOnPC is excited to release a game changing update to our personal productivity app. Now you can stream your AlwaysOnPC app with the world’s first Dual Screen Streaming Cloud Desktop for iPad and iPhone, Using your Apple TV.
Our 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.
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.
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
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.
Chief Marketing Officer
Xform Computing, Inc.
This story was picked up lots of places – like here on marketwatch:
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
Are you ready to move beyond the limitations of Safari? Are your ready to start browsing to Flash and Java based websites from your iPad? Then you’re ready for the power of Virtual Browser for Firefox App.
Imagine being able to visit all your favorite Flash and Java based websites. Sites such as Pogo.com, which has over a hundred online games to choose. Or being able to play Evony on iPad or iPhone on your iPad on the go, anywhere that you have a wi-fi signal. Imagine being able to play all of your favorite Facebook Games such as Farmville, Cityville, Chefville and Zynga Poker directly from your Facebook account, while being able to update your status and us Facebook chat, all from your iPad.
But that’s not all, if your company has an employee web portal such as the BNSF emulator or the United Airlines Unimatic website, both of which require java, now you can access them directly from your iPad with Virtual Firefox.
And because Virtual Browser for Firefox is a complete Firefox browser you can customize it with all of your favorite Firefox Add-Ons. Add-Ons such as Ad-Block Plus which blocks online ads from appearing. You can also install Add-Ons such as the Evernote Web-clipper, which lets you clip and save images, text, even whole web pages or searches into your Evernote Account.
And with Virtual Browser for Firefox you can access financial services websites such as Scottrade which lets you manage your investments and conduct online trading. With Virtual Firefox you can even use their Streaming Quote feature from your iPad.
With Virtual Browser for Firefox you can also create emailable cards at fun sites such as BlueMountain.com.
All of these features and more are available with Virtual Browser for Firefox. Virtual Browser for Firefox is available through iTunes or for more information visit us at virtualfirefox.com.
Here are just a few examples of things you can do on your iPad or iPhone with Virtual Browser for Firefox App:
Xform Computing Announces VirtualChrome App With Support For Flash, Java, and Extensions on iPad
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.”
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.
Chrome 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.
* 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.
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.