He described the product as a high-end server and mobile package. The mobile portion allows users to get into the system and view all of their cameras, view saved views, see live camera feeds, email clips and provides access to viewing a search system.
“Two-thirds of our existing installations use mobile apps, mainly because they find it convenient,” said Buckley. “For example, users who access Exacq with tablets can view 16 cameras at once in a usable view.”
The mobile technology is a definite draw, he said. “It is very sexy. No matter how many bells and whistles our presentations might have, all the customers will remember is that cool iPad.”
Customers get the app for no additional cost. And yet, the app didn’t come without any costs to the company. Exacq had no app developers on its payroll, so it had to contract an app developer to create one.
“Now that so many of our customers use them, we have a full-time, mobile app engineer to maintain that part of the system,” Buckley said.
BlueStacks is poised to become quite a hot commodity on the new horizon of mobile app technology. Clearly it will not be useful for those whose customer offerings are already housed on PC-based servers.
But for those whose development comes up through the Android app market it already serves and the Apple app market it may serve in the future, BlueStacks is clearly on the must-have list to complete the circle on multi-platform operability. Taken together, the two operating systems own just over half of the world smartphone app market.
PC apps and mobile apps will no longer be separated by Windows. It is about to be their common bind.