Services

Mobility

Solutions Anytime, Anywhere
The ongoing evolution in mobile technology has made it necessary for enterprises to apply mobility solutions for enhancing accessibility, convenience, security and time efficiency both for employees and their customers.

Mobile devices have come a long way from being used to communicate, check mails, send messages, etc; to being a utilitarian device with seamless possibilities. The inception of mobile apps has truly transformed mobility into a disruptive innovation. Whether they use mobile phones, tablets, or other mobile devices, or even smart devices or wearables connecting to the web, customers and users today want to have all the information they need available at their finger tips. Mobility is fuelling the convergence of social, cloud, and analytics into a single, cohesive experience.

This is what has made Mobile First the de facto standard for all businesses competing for online visibility and retain and grow their market shares. Business processes now need to be transformed for seamless mobile usability - to enable customers to access information and do business transactions anywhere, anytime. Enterprises today are realizing the need for their products, services and information to be easily available on mobile – and the need for a partner that can help create responsive solutions to customer expectations and competitive challenges.

Mobility Simplified – from Cyberlinks
Cyberlinks helps customers create world class enterprise level mobile solutions that are seamlessly integrated into their ecosystem From optimizing chipsets for custom devices, to integrating middleware platforms, to building mobile apps, we work across all layers of mobile technology to deliver fail-safe, revenue-driving solutions. solutions that stand out in the market.

Whether the product is consumer-oriented or enterprise-oriented, our mobile and cross-industry expertise enables us to collaborate with businesses across all market segments and all phases of the product lifecycle. We work with our customers to design and execute their mobile strategy to create unique user experiences, across industries, be it

  • travel companies wanting to simplify the availability of flight and passenger information
  • media companies providing seamless video experience over mobile devices
  • retailers needing to process payments on the fly
  • education companies delivering comprehensive online lessons and services
  • banks / financial services companies providing integrated mobile banking
  • healthcare providers making clinical services and information available online

Cyberlinks’ End-to-End solution approach to Mobility is geared to address the needs of enterprise customers across:

  • UNDERSTAND
    • Understand business objectives, evaluate organizational requirements
    • Develop a mobile strategy and roadmap – Mobile First approach
  • DESIGN
    • Create U/I solution
    • Revalidate, modify business processes
    • Create the solution architecture – Responsive Design
  • DEVELOP
    • Develop high end, enterprise mobile apps
    • Build an integration plan
    • Build required security features
  • DEPLOY
    • Mobile app and device testing
    • Deployment and Release across multiple platforms

Our Competencies
Our comprehensive expertise or mobile application development enables rapid creation and deployment of applications across mobile platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry.

 

iOS Application Development

When we talk of mobile applications, the word that comes to our mind is iOS . Apple Inc, the pioneer in the application market place today has almost 30 percent smartphone users. iOS as an operating system has been always a preferred choice for Mobile users as well as developers. iOS phone boosts a various function with high end graphics.

Cyberlinks’ iOS team is adept at making iOS applications and has been supporting all versions of iOS. Our preference is always to go for the latest iOS version and recommend our clients to go for iOS 8.

We have vast experience of developing applications for iOS we have experience of developing more than 300 iOS apps. Our range of solutions not only covers iphone but ipod and ipad as well. Our expertise is backed by providing solution into various domains – Retail, Travel, Media, Payments, Education, Healthcare among others. Our range of services include

  • Application building
  • In app payment
  • Coding as per Apple guidelines
  • Integration of web services

Android Application Development

Android is the leader in Smartphone operating systems, commanding over 60 percent of market share with over 1 million applications hosted on Google market. The Android Bot is no stranger to our developers. Android, being an open source operating system lets developers create mobile apps, which take full advantage of all features a handset, or device has to offer.

Cyberlinks has more than 8 years of experience developing android applications and has over 400 applications under the portfolio. Cyberlinks’ Android team has worked on multiple domains - such as Retail, Media, Travel, Entertainment and Education. Some of our Android applications are Top Rankers in their domains, achieving upto 1 million + concurrent users.

If you have applications on other smartphone platforms and want to port them onto the Android platform, you’re at the right place. Our team of experienced professionals can assist you in deciding which features of the Android platform your app can best leverage for optimal performance and user experience.

Android being an open source platform, provides more functionality to the developer, while writing codes with various version of Android phone - the latest being Android 4.4 Kitkat. Though we have the capability to write codes for versions 2.3 and above, we always recommend our clients to go for latest version.

Windows Application Development

Windows phones have been around for year and are prominent in the business community. It had been a most trusted platform with enterprise users. With their launch of Windows 8 for mobile and desktop Microsoft is trying to minimize the gap by providing a single platform. The main benefit is to enforce an enterprise-wide mobile security policy, ease of provisioning, carrier independence, close integration with Exchange and support for Office - as some of the enterprise-friendly features of Windows Mobile. Microsoft has started targeting the consumer market with the introduction of Windows Phone 7, thus moving to a close competition with Android and iOS.

Windows 8 is a second generation smartphone platform - its counterpart Windows Phone 8 supports multiple resolutions and multi-core processors, near field communication, backward compatibility with Windows Phone 7 apps, and removable storage. It has a redesigned User interface with Tile based system – taking it miles ahead of the existing User Interfaces of Android and iOS. Additionally, Windows Phone 8 includes features aimed at the enterprise market, such as device management, BitLocker encryption, and the ability to create a private Marketplace to distribute apps to employees. Windows Phone 8 also supports over-the-air updates.

BlackBerry

Black Berry is a strong platform more known for its on-device message encryption. Security and reliability is what makes BlackBerry attractive to enterprises and government agencies.

BlackBerry applications can be developed as a web app or a Java app. Web applications are written using HTML/CSS/JavaScript and run on the BlackBerry browser. The Java app is developed using native BlackBerry APIs and can make full use of the device capabilities. Because of the development in Java, the Blackberry platform provides a high degree of customization in its application development. Java apps can access input from multiple devices such as touch screen, trackball and track-wheel, use data from the accelerometer, and store data locally in SQLite database. These apps also provide the best user experience.

As the entire application needs to be build in Java, there is a long development time involved, even though Java development offers rich features and great flexibility. When time and cost are constraints, a web app may be the way to go.

Cyberinks can help you weighing the pros and cons in such a scenario. Now with the the latest BB 10 , one can port the android application with little effort.

At Cyberlinks, developers choose between BlackBerry Java Development Environment and BlackBerry plug-in for Eclipse to build native apps. Our methodology includes testing the application on array of devices such as only push button, of touch or push.

Cross Platform

Instead of having platform dependency in case of mobile applications, one can choose cross- platform mobile application development. One of the main reasons to restrict a business to a single platform is because of the time effort and budget required for multiple platforms. On the other hand with cross platform mobile application development, businesses can go with different platforms. The mobile application are powered by HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

At Cyberlinks, our teams know how to merge native and web technologies to develop cross platform mobile software and have been advising our clients to opt for cross platform. With our vast experience in cross platform development, we can enable clients to go mobile in speedy and economical manner, without restricting their consumers to a single platform. This help our clients to serve a broader array of customers without exceeding their budget constraints.

Cloud Services

‘Always-On’, Cost-Effective Solutions

A challenging aspect while architecting a solution is to identify the right set of hosting services for that Applications and Data that your solution comprises of. An optimized hosting strategy is essential to ensure maximized performance, flexibility, security & storage space your organization requires — at lower TCO. If not planned well and early enough, it can turn-out to be a big showstopper and effect the entire solution development and management.

Nowadays Cloud has become a viable, cost effective and efficient hosting option – and enterprises are adopting and exploring the scalability and efficiencies it offers. Cloud comes with the advantage of pay as per usage, there are no extra overhead costs. There are many advantages of using cloud some of them can be robust experience to users, where as it also restart the server automatically during unseen outages.

There are multiple cloud platform available - but organizations need to identify the best platform as per their needs. The choice can be dependent on numbers of parameters such as projected data size, usage, security required, location etc. We have to take into consideration the design and implementation of the final solution. For example, there are certain APIs, which are not supported on some cloud platforms.

How Cyberlinks Helps
With mobility as being our expertise, Cyberlinks understood the power of cloud computing very early. We have since long been adopters and researchers of cloud computing technologies. We have the expertise to enable large to mid-sized enterprises deploy the cloud environment faster, and gain the benefit of greater control, performance and scalability.

We consult with our clients on the basis of their requirement and then accordingly suggest the cloud platform and migration approach. Our services include:

  • Clould Consulting - Cyberlinks helps clients in selecting the right cloud platform which can help application to scale from 100s to millions of users without any hassle.
    • Build your AWS Cloud Enablement strategy as per your business needs and operational challenges
    • Security and Compliance Assessment - help you configure an AWS Cloud Solution to address Security, Privacy, Scalability and Performance
  • Cloud Application Development - We have the expertise of delivering various applications on cloud platform
    • Build new applications in the cloud - design components, processes, workflow; employ APIs of choice
    • Leverage AWS Services for Application Development - web Apps / Web Tier to Improve web agility/performance
  • Cloud Migration - Having one’s own data stored offsite in the cloud makes it accessible from anywhere without the hassle of maintaining one’s own local storage and file-serving systems. Cyberlinks brings
    • expertise and experience to help identify ideal projects for migration
    • Adoption of standards / tools that recognize multiple Virtual Machine formats and deploy to Public Cloud
  • Cloud Hosting / Managed Services - We have been consistently hosting a large amount of data for different media houses. Many of our clients include Media houses, E- learning solution providers among others
 

Amazon AWS

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud commonly referred to as Amazon EC2 is the core of the Amazon Web Service (AWS), it is one of the most advanced and popular cloud computing platform. The platforms allows users to rent virtual machines hosted in Amazon data centers and scale the number of instances on demand. Another part of the platform is a variety of web services supporting hosted applications (such as storage, database, cache, management and many others), which are also available to external applications Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a secured, scalable, and cost-effective solution for hosting your application in the cloud. AWS give you the instant access to resource, and the flexibility to manage machines as you like, so you can get your application launched quickly.

Benefits
  • Quickly deploy new applications
  • Scale elastically with demand
  • Easily backup your data
  • Pay for only what you use

Windows Azure

There are two types of applications which can be hosted by Windows Azure. The first one, a so-called Web Role, is very similar to a web application running under IIS. The second, referred to as a Worker Role, can be thought of as a regular Windows service. It’s essential to keep in mind that application instances run behind a built-in load balancing mechanism.

In a nutshell, Windows Azure hosting environment is an array of virtual machines (VM) running Windows 2008 R2 operating system. Those VMs are created, started, stopped and disposed of by the platform automatically. To host an application instance Windows Azure first creates a clean VM using a default image, which already includes all the applicable updates, patches and hotfixes, then deploys the application into the image and starts the VM. The VM can be stopped at any point of time by the platform; another instance of the application is started in another VM.

We at Cyberlinks has been consistently hosting a large amount of data for different media houses. Many of our clients include Media houses, E- learning solution providers etc.


Storage Services

Understanding the fact that the operating system can be recycled at any point of time is a foundation of Windows Azure application developer’s philosophy: everything stored locally will be deleted when VM is recycled (for example, files generated by an application in runtime). To preserve the data and to make it available to every instance the application should use external storage.


The Windows Azure platform provides such storage and makes it accessible via API for different types of data, namely:

BLOB storage
  • Suitable for storing large amount of unstructured data
Table storage
  • Allows to store large number of small structured records and execute queries against the table
Queue storage
  • Implements FIFO access to a sequence of small unstructured records
SQL Azure
  • Very similar to regular MS SQL relation database with some restrictions

IBM Cloud

Windows phone has been there for year and is prominent in business community, it had been a most trusted platforms with enterprise users. With their launch of windows 8 for mobile and desktop Microsoft is trying to minimize the gap by providing single platform. The main benefit is to enforce an enterprise-wide mobile security policy, ease of provisioning, carrier independence, close integration with Exchange and support for Office are some of the enterprise-friendly features of Windows Mobile. Microsoft started targeting the consumer market with the introduction of Windows Phone 7, thus enabling a close competition with Android and iOS.

Windows 8 is second generation smartphone platform, as it’s counterparts Windows Phone 8 supports multiple resolutions and multi-core processors, near field communication, backwards compatibility with Windows Phone 7 apps, and removable storage. It has redesigned User interface with Tile based system making it miles apart from existing similar UI of android and iOS.

Additionally, Windows Phone 8 includes features aimed at the enterprise market, such as device management, BitLocker encryption, and the ability to create a private Marketplace to distribute apps to employees. Windows Phone 8 also supports over-the-air updates.

Web Services

Solutions…

Understanding the whole new Web World is critical for Web oriented Enterprises. Enterprise shift to the Web Services Paradigm changes the way Enterprises Strategize and Communicate with Partners and Customers. To evolve as an enabler of Enterprises Collaboration, the Web Services Technology for your organization must ensure Security, Reliability, Interoperability and Extensibility among Applications and Platforms.

Organzations today are faced with evolving technology challenges in defining and building custom web based systems tailored to your business needs. Utilizing best of breed Open Source tools and technology, delivering flexible, next generation solutions that are reliable, easy to maintain, secure and modular for further enhancements – is the primary comeptency that organizations look for in the web development partners.

How Cyberlinks Helps
Cyberlinks has the experience of building a large portfolio of web development solutions for start-up, mid-market as well as enterprise clients. Our teams are adept at effectively capturing understanding your business requirements to build high performing web solutions seamlessly integrated into your business operations.

Cyberlinks’ expertise in Web Services development lies in PHP, Java and Ruby-On-Rails. We provide Web Services in RESTful and SOAP arenas, giving flexibility and reach even to your existing Web Services for Mobile. We have developed a wide range of Web Services Solutions for Android, iPhone, HTML5, Java Mobile and BlackBerry customers.

At Cyberlinks we use automated testing tools extensively, so we can reduce overall development plus testing time. Our solutions have extended to customers from fields like Sports, News, Entertainment, Travel & Transportation among others.

 

PHP

PHP application development supports a wide range of utilities. Being an open source technology it effortlessly supports third party development tools and technologies. PHP is a server side language and therefore acts as a standalone interpreter for most operating systems.

PHP is one of the widely adopted and applied scripting level languages. It is used in the development of dynamic, interactive, flexible, compelling websites and web applications. PHP application development, whether for a website or web app, has always been an economical yet safe technology.

Cyberlinks has a good array of resources with expertise on PHP development with experience on multiple long term projects. Our developers with their expertise know the most functional ways to utilize the power and capacity of the PHP environment.

Cyberlinks’ PHP development services cover

  • Custom PHP application development
  • Enterprise-grade CMS/CRM and eCommerce application development using prevalent Open Source frameworks such as Drupal and Magento
  • Migration of Web applications
  • Integration of applications
  • Maintenance and support for existing applications.

JAVA

Java brought a revolution in web development in the IT industry. Being a community driven enterprise-level technology, Java EE has contributed a lot to the business world. With support from industry experts and organizations, Java EE has proven to be one of the best technologies for all types of enterprises. It's a rich software platform that allows developers to create & implement productive solutions for a range of industries. As Java is open source, it enables developers to bring products to market faster through added convenience, improved performance, and reduced development time.

Developers at Cyberlinks are committed to develop server side applications based on Java application servers such as jBoss, Tomcat, etc. Our Java EE developers build applications with the help of technologies such as Hibernate, Spring, etc as well as with the use of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) and ESB (Enterprise Service Bus).

The Cyberlinks Java development team is also able to integrate various databases based on the requirement of clients. Some of these include MySQL, SQL Server and Oracle

Ruby on Rail

Rails, being a framework with available libraries to use and reuse without writing new code, contains many libraries of Ajax functions - and these play the role of JavaScript in an Ajax process.

Rails uses a model/view/controller (MVC) architecture, which is a software architecture where the data model, user interface, and control logic are separate components. Simply put, when one component is changed, it doesn't impact the other two.

Big Data & Analytics

Solutions… With increase in magnitude of data, it is very difficult to process data in hitherto prevalent traditional ways. To process the huge amounts of data that enterprises are faced with today, business management need to implement a data management approach that helps them manage and process data, in various forms, through various Big Data technologies.

How Cyberlinks Helps
Cyberlinks built its expertise on Big Data and Analyitcs out of sheer necessity as data from the web exploded, and grew far beyond the ability of traditional systems to handle. Our big data and analytics services empower you to unlock value from the large volumes of customer and transaction data that you possess, helping you create and market improved and more relevant service offerings

At Cyberlinks we make your data valuable by processing them in such a way that it can be deployed or various analytical purposes. For instance

  • from user generated content on social media platforms
  • to purchase behaviour on e-commerce websites, or location data via smartphones
  • new opportunities arise to create more complete images of markets, consumer preferences, actions and lifestyles
  • Complementing existing (traditional) data, such new sources of data create unprecedented opportunities for enterprises, if they are able to connect the dots and systematically implement data-driven strategic and tactical decisions
  • In the Banking environment it would be easier to predict AML activities, credit risk on the basis of previous transactions

Our Competencies
Over the years, Cyberlinks has created niche expertise on various new Big Data technologies - some of the most popular ones including Hadoop, MongoDB, Node.JS, Hive, among others.

 

Hadoop

The lure of using big data for your business is a strong one, and there is no brighter lure these days than Apache Hadoop. Hadoop is the scalable data storage platform that lies at the heart of many big data solutions. But as attractive as Hadoop is, there is still a steep learning curve involved in understanding what role Hadoop can play for an organization, and how best to deploy it.

Hadoop is a distributed file system for storage and the MapReduce framework that lets organizations perform batch analysis on whatever data they have stored within Hadoop. That data, notably, does not have to be structured -- which makes Hadoop ideal for analyzing and working with data from sources like social media, documents, and graphs: anything that can't easily fit within rows and columns.

Because of its batch processing capabilities, Hadoop should be deployed in situations such as index building, pattern recognitions, creating recommendation engines, and sentiment analysis -- all situations where data is generated at a high volume, stored in Hadoop, and queried at length later using MapReduce functions. But this does not mean that Hadoop should replace existing elements within your data center. On the contrary, Hadoop should be integrated within your existing IT infrastructure in order to capitalize on the myriad pieces of data that flows into your organization.

Consider, for instance: One of our clients having the logs from one of their customer's popular sites would undergo an extract, transform, and load (ETL) procedure on a nightly run that could take up to three hours before depositing the data in a data warehouse. At which time, a stored procedure would be kicked off and (after another two hours) the cleansed data would reside in the data warehouse. The final data set, though, would only be a fifth of its original size -- meaning that if there was any value to be gleaned from the entire original data set, it would be lost.

After Hadoop was integrated into this organization, things improved dramatically in terms of time and effort. Instead of undergoing an ETL operation, the log data from the web servers was sent straight to the HDFS within Hadoop in its entirety. From there, the same cleansing procedure was performed on the log data, only now using MapReduce jobs. Once cleaned, the data was then sent to the data warehouse. But the operation was much faster, thanks to the removal of the ETL step and the speed of the MapReduce operation. And, all of the data was still being held within Hadoop -- ready for any additional questions the site's operators might come up with later

MongoDB

MongoDB is an open source database that uses a document-oriented data model. MongoDB follows NoSQL banner. Instead of using tables and rows as in relational databases, MongoDB is built on an architecture of collections and documents. Documents comprise sets of key-value pairs and are the basic unit of data in MongoDB. Collections contain sets of documents and function as the equivalent of relational database tables.

Like other NoSQL databases, MongoDB supports dynamic schema design, allowing the documents in a collection to have different fields and structures. The database uses a document storage and data interchange format called BSON, which provides a binary representation of JSON-like documents. Automatic shredding enables data in a collection to be distributed across multiple systems for horizontal scalability as data volumes increase.

Node.JS

Wiki states: “Node.js is a packaged compilation of Google’s V8 JavaScript engine, the libuv platform abstraction layer, and a core library, which is itself primarily written in JavaScript.” The developer across the world love Node.js as it is easy to start, quick and constantly evolving, Building light-weight REST / JSON api's is something where node.js is really useful. Its non-blocking I/O model combined with JavaScript make it a great choice for wrapping other data sources such as databases or web services and exposing them via a JSON interface.

One of other great benefit of Node.js is Traditional web stacks often treat http requests and responses as atomic events. However, the truth is that they are streams, and many cool node.js applications can be built to take advantage of this fact. One great example is parsing file uploads in real time, as well as building proxies between different data layers.

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