A Virtual Smartphone - RapidValue Solutions

A Virtual Smartphone - RapidValue Solutions
A Virtual Smartphone
Android, Web–Based (Chrome Browser)
A Product Development Mobile App Case Study
TM
RapidValue
Enabling Mobility
Client Overview and Background
Driven by the desire to bring positive change, pplconnect’s objective
is to transform the mobile industry by handing users the power over
their mobile content.
RapidValue along with pplconnect implemented a Virtual
Smartphone for users to access real-time content at any time and
from any internet-enabled device. With the pplconnect app users
can sync their smartphone with the Virtual Smartphone and then
login to the Virtual Smartphone from all the devices. Users can
receive a text on their friend’s phone, make a call, edit contacts,
send text messages, and connect with friends on social media etc.
Business Requirements
The client wanted to implement a Virtual smartphone to allow users access
to their real-time mobile content and functionality from any device. Some
of the key objectives were:
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Develop an application that combines the features of VOIP,
document hosting and an app for multiple mobile devices
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Allow consumers to make calls, add contacts, create and share
documents/media contents, set calendar events, purchase new
applications from the app store and many more compelling
features
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Provide rich consumer experience with an user-friendly UI
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Enable secure user authentication through unique user login
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Cost-effective solution and quick time-to-market
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Challenges and Our Approach
Mobile consumers are constantly looking for solutions that provide
flexibility, connectivity and access to their personal information
stored on their device, while on the move. Mobile technology and its
ecosystem have drastically evolved over the past few years. There
has been continuous enhancement in voice communication;
advancement in mobile networks (2G, 2.5G, 3G and now 4G);
innovations in mobile applications across industry verticals such as
media, entertainment, retail, automobile, financial services,
education; revolution around text messaging, integration and
interactions via social networking; improvements in mobile
commerce and many more.
The next wave in the mobile technology is expected to be the virtual
smartphone. pplconnect wanted to be ahead and develop an app
which is first of its kind.
RapidValue along with pplconnect implemented an application which allows users to perform all the activities
they currently do from their mobile device - managing contacts, making calls, chatting with friends, sending
text messages, exchanging emails, and socializing via networking sites from any internet-enabled device –
mobile phone, tablet, laptop, desktop etc.
All of the information of the user, available in the mobile device is synchronized between the server and all
devices, so that users have the same experience and data whichever device they choose to communicate.
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Benefits
This application provides users the flexibility to access and use their personal information stored on their
smartphone from anywhere, from any internet-enabled device and at any time. The application is highly
secure too – users will have their own account created with a unique username and password.
Also, in case the user loses their smartphone, they will not lose all the data available on their mobile device.
All that the users need to do is to sync-up their device with the server and download all their personal
information into the new mobile device.
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Solution Overview
RapidValue and pplconnect have developed a virtual smartphone. As mentioned in the previous sections, the
pplconnect app allows users to access and use real-time mobile content from any place, from any internet-enabled device.
Our main services include - User Experience Design, mobile application development, integration through
APIs and mobile testing – manual. The app is available for Android Phone and Web (Chrome Browser) users.
The app for Windows Phone, iPhone and BlackBerry is to be launched in few months.
Deployment Architecture
The app enables user authentication. It allows access only to app users who have created their account with
a unique username and password. Therefore users’ information is safe.
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Some of the key features and functionality include:
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Access and use the Virtual Smartphone from your mobile as well as through a web browser
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Call – Make phone calls
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Call History – Check missed calls/ dialed numbers
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Store data – Users can transfer all information available on the mobile device such as call details,
contacts, messages, videos, photos etc. to the server for future access
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Contacts – Access and edit live contact details
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Add to Favorite – Move contacts to favorite folder
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Group – Create and search groups
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Gallery – Manage files such as photos, videos, audio, images, shared files etc.
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Social Networking – Users can log in to Facebook and Twitter account to communicate with their
friends/family
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Email – Send and Receive emails
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SMS – Send and Receive text messages
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Settings – Users can synchronize data between client & server and manage the account settings
Results
App has several benefits, which include:
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Flexibility to access data from anywhere
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Reduced cost
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Eradicates mobile anxiety
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Increased productivity
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Ensures users to always stay connected
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Prix Mobiz Award finalist, as part of the MTL DGTL (Montreal
Digital)
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About RapidValue
A leading provider of end-to-end mobility solutions to enterprises worldwide. Armed with a large team of
experts in mobility consulting and application development, along with experience delivering global
mobility projects, we offer a range of mobility services across industry verticals. RapidValue delivers
its services to the world’s top brands and Fortune 1000 companies, and has offices in the United States and
India.
www.rapidvaluesolutions.com
www.rapidvaluesolutions.com/blog
+1-877-643-1850
[email protected]
If you have any questions or need more information about building an integrated mobility solution, please free to write
to us. We look forward to hearing from you!
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