Funambol to Debut MediaHub at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
New service enabling consumers to sync music, video and images, as well as their other data, between mobile phones, tablets and connected devices.
MADRID -- Funambol, the U.S. open source mobile cloud company, announced Thursday the launch its MediaHub platform, a service enabling consumers to sync music, video and images, as well as their other data, between mobile phones, tablets and connected devices.
The announcement, made just ahead of the Mobile World Congress that runs in Barcelona Feb. 14-17, will allow users to share content across social networks and online services like Facebook.
"MediaHub is the Swiss Army knife of cloud-based media sharing," said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. "It connects everything by syncing virtually any data across any device via the cloud. It helps carriers reenergize customer relationships by becoming the trusted vault for their mobile digital assets."
"As the number of mobile and connected devices multiplies, so does the difficulty of sharing and accessing data and media across them," said Dr. Windsor Holden, principal analyst, Juniper Research. "Service providers are faced with myriad operating systems that each have native protocols, but services such as this that are based on open source technology can provide the glue that stitches disparate devices and platforms together."
The need to wirelessly connect devices is exploding, as consumers and businesses expand their repertoire of mobile devices, from PCs/laptops to smartphones, tablets and beyond. It is an environment that suits using the cloud to connect devices, both to back up data and media, and to support roving devices the software simplifies the syncing of multiple device types like sharing media on an iPhone or BlackBerry with an Android tablet.