London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) December 16, 2004
AllPeers Ltd. today announced that its product has entered a private beta test phase in preparation for general availability of the software in early 2005. The U.K.-based start-up has been developing its cutting-edge P2P platform since March 2003.
Over the past four years, peer-to-peer (P2P) applications have proven to be a faster, more efficient and financially more attractive proposition for distribution of digital content than software based on the World Wide Web. A number of specific P2P applications have appeared, targeting a variety of areas including groupware, photo sharing, file exchange and internet telephony. However, it is more difficult to create P2P applications than traditional networked software, slowing the appearance of innovative new P2P software. The AllPeers platform includes a software development kit (SDK) that solves the most difficult technical challenges, dramatically reducing time to market and letting P2P software developers concentrate on the unique features of their application.
The first application to take advantage of the AllPeers platform is another AllPeers product, an advanced digital photo sharing application enabling users to organise and share digital photos directly from their PCs.
ÂPhoto sharing was an obvious candidate for our first application. Every year more people are buying digital cameras (47.9 million in 2003, up 71 percent from 28 million in 2002 according to IDC) and 66% of new phones now ship with an integrated camera. However, high-quality photos tend to be large files, making it inconvenient to share them via a website or emailÂ, explains Cedric Maloux, CEO of AllPeers. ÂAllPeers Digital Photo Sharing lets users organise their photos directly on their PCs and share them with friends and family with a single mouse click.Â
The vision of the AllPeers platform is to offer complementary and integrated social software services on a P2P network, letting users remain fully in control of their profile and data. ÂThe use of a P2P network makes AllPeers far more scalable and flexible than other solutions,Â says Matthew Gertner, CTO. ÂThe fact that AllPeers has been conceived from the beginning as a platform means that we can easily roll out additional services in the future that integrate smoothly with the photo sharing service and with each other.Â
A public beta program for the AllPeers Digital Photo Sharing is scheduled for Q1 2005. In the meantime, users interested in trying the software can still register for the private beta on the AllPeers website (http://www.allpeers.com). Information about the features and availability of the AllPeers SDK can be obtained by emailing [email protected]
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About AllPeers Ltd.
AllPeers is a privately held company with headquarters in Oxford , United Kingdom . Our software development center is located in Prague, Czech Republic.
Mr Cedric Maloux
PO Box 407
+420 731 476 550