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Boombotix App Synchronic Opening to Alpha Testers

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Several years ago I started a project trying to figure out how I could get my friends to sync up their Boombots. There were a lot of technical hurdles to jump through. A lot of wireless protocols have limited range. I tired FM transmitters, lugging WiFi routers around and even tried to press play at the same time with my friends. Recently Samsung released their new phones with GroupPlay in which users could synchronize music with multiple phones over WiFi. This was cool, but not THAT cool. One of the things I envisioned was being able to get everyone’s content sync’d over a mobile network (3G/4G/LTE). Using a mobile network, friends could stay synchronized over a greater range thus allowing full mobility. Whether it’s biking, skating, skiing or hiking, this technology was optimized for life in motion. As networks have increased in speed recently, the possibility is now a reality.

I went through a hand full of developers that found the program to be too tedious and technically challenging. After all, it was. We had to use an oscilloscope in order to detect latency issues between devices. There is an extensive look up table that has to take into consideration all of the different latencies associated with using Bluetooth vs. line-out, different operating systems, and handsets. This list of challenges only gets to be bigger as more devices are added to the mix.

I files a patent several months ago around synchronizing mobile devices over an NTP server. To me, this project represents my biggest technological contribution that I’ve ever done. In getting this product to market, there will of course be more challenges, but having a shippable product is a really relieving step to be at. Now we’re looking to open this alpha version up to a select number of users within the Boombotix community soon. I’ve set up this sign up list for those interested in participating in the early testing. Our Google doc filled up and I thought this list would be much better to protect everyone’s data security anyhow.

You will receive a notification when you have been selected for Alpha testing. I’ll be putting together a pretty extensive user guide for the app shortly along with a video demo.

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2 comments on “Boombotix App Synchronic Opening to Alpha Testers

  1. I am wondering why is this company is choosing to alienate a majority of smart phone users by only working on an ios app? Is this an attempt by the company to be exclusive? It will definitely work but not in a good way.

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