CES, LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Self-service developer portal; secure, enterprise-grade messaging solutions; new forge SDK with richer communication capabilities - all this and more via forge by Acision platform
Acision, the global leader in mobile engagement services and an industry innovator in WebRTC technology, will this year be unveiling its most advanced forge by Acision platform yet, which is now purpose built for developers and enterprises. Having already been recognised last year for bringing real life scenarios into apps, showcasing the power of the forge SDK, Acision won industry awards from TMCNet and at AstriCon. 2015 is set to be another game-changing year for Acision's Rich Engagement and Enterprise team, with a series of key new enhancements, developments, integrations and upgrades scheduled for the forge by Acision platform. Here is a preview of the major updates we will see over the next few months:
Help yourself with Self-Service
In the coming week, forge by Acision will introduce its first fully self-service developer portal, providing instant access to the forge SDK, APIs and A2P messaging services. After signing up for an account via a few simple steps, developers can trial and go live with enterprise-grade, rich and real-time communication capabilities in their own mobile or web apps, such as SMS and IP messaging, voice and video chat and presence, all fuelled by WebRTC technology. All accounts will be provided with the most complete SDK trial yet, offering 90 days free access to video and voice minutes, IP or SMS messaging bundles and much more. Built with integrated billing, purchasing additional services, minutes and bundles is seamless, further accelerating time to market of services.
MindMatics forging into forge
Following Acision's acquisition of MindMatics Secure Messaging last year, starting this month, it will integrate A2P messaging services with multi-factor authentication and one-time password capabilities into the forge by Acision platform. The integration with MindMatics, means enterprises can access the new forge cockpit, to initiate mobile messaging campaigns in order to engage in two-way dialogue with their customers and employees. MindMatics Secure Messaging provides exceptionally reliable, enterprise-grade, secure messaging solutions to the market, which includes some of the leading blue-chip businesses in Europe, including financial services, aviation, travel and logistics companies. This major release, made more secure with one-time passwords, mobile PINs and the consistent use of two channels (SMS and web) for authentication, will confidently keep organisations on top of today's data protection and security standards, while allowing them to engage more effectively with stakeholders.
Forging ahead with forge SDK?
Next month the forge SDK will support push notifications as well as integration with Office 365, LinkedIn and leading customer identity management platform, Janrain. In addition, distinct levels of end-to-end secure messaging capabilities will be interoperable with fuseMe by Acision, providing the backbone to the company's white-label smart, all-in-one communication app, and meaning better alignment with the rich communication needs of the enterprise. Also, stay tuned for group chat conferencing and recording capabilities coming later this year.
forgeathon challenge: helping you take your app global
As if this wasn't enough to kick start 2015 for forge, Acision has also launched its first online "forgeathon" - a Richer Communications (WebRTC) App Challenge. Using the Forge by Acision SDK toolkit, over six weeks entrants are invited to either create a new Android, iOS or web app or service, or enhance an existing one with next-generation rich communication capabilities. The reward: winning a stage at this year's leading tech events, Mobile World Congress and SXSW Interactive! To register or learn more visit http://forgeathon.bemyapp.com
Eric Bilange, Head of Rich Engagement Services at Acision, said: "By leveraging Acision's rich communication toolkit via the forge by Acision portal, developers can really bring their application ideas to life. Accessing forge self-service means developers can easily manage solution requirements to fit their needs. To accompany this, our aim with forgeathon is to spread the word about the forge SDK and the possibilities with WebRTC technology, building a community of developers that create WebRTC based apps and change the face of customer engagement."
To find out more about forge by Acision or view one of our award-winning demos live, get in touch to meet with us at CES 2015, 6th - 9th January, or on the Acision stand in Hall 8.1 during Mobile World Congress 2015, 2nd - 5th March.
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