Brightcove, a provider of cloud content services for publishing and distributing professional digital media, announced general availability of Brightcove App Cloud, a platform consisting of an SDK and cloud-based services that lets mobile developers build native content applications for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. App Cloud combines an open HTML5 web development model with intelligent cloud services so that developers can build, deliver, and manage dynamic, custom content apps across multiple devices.
- multi-app templates that enable non-technical business users to rapidly create branded apps
- visual app-creation tools that let developers and non-technical users visually create, test, and preview new apps using custom templates
- cross-platform cloud compilation, which facilitates deployment by automatically generating app store-ready packages
- a set of intelligent cloud services, providing dynamic updates, content optimization, image transcoding, real-time analytics, and other capabilities that optimize end-users' experience of production apps and make app maintenance more efficient
Using Brightcove App Cloud to build a content app for an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet
App Cloud is available in two editions. The non-expiring Free Edition lets a single user develop and test an unlimited number of apps and is available via free self-service registration on Brightcove's website. The Enterprise Edition enables teams of developers and business users to collaboratively develop, deploy, and operate live apps in production; Enterprise Edition subscriptions start at $15,000, with discounts available.