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April 25, 2014

Bit6 Communications Platform May Be Launched This Summer

By Ed Silverstein, TMCnet Contributor

The market for communications-enabled apps is building on a sense of momentum, according to recent reports. The outlook for real-time communications is strong. For instance, one report said the real-time communications platform market is predicted to reach $4.7 billion by 2018. In addition, Smith's Point Analytics predicted that 56 percent of mobile developers want to integrate communications into applications.

Into this environment comes Bit6, a communications platform, which is now in beta version. Bit6 plans to launch the communications platform by mid-summer.

Bit6 “has been greeted enthusiastically since launching in March at SXSW (News - Alert) Interactive,” the company said in a recent statement. Bit6 plans to release its iOS SDK by April 30.

Also, Bit6 was presented at Monetizing OTT Services 2014 in London and at START Houston Startup Demo Day. Bit6 will also make presentations at the Service Provider Innovation Forum in May, too.

In addition, Bit6 is giving many app developers early access to the Bit6 platform. Bit6 lets developers integrate communications into apps with a real-time, cloud-based platform. They can add such features as voice or video calling, texting, and multimedia messaging as well.

"We are excited by the enthusiastic response from developers to our beta program. The use cases that these developers are proposing illustrate perfectly how integrating communications into apps can be game changing," Alexey Goloshubin (News - Alert), CEO and CTO of Bit6, said in a statement. "For instance, apps for logistics companies can enable voice or messaging between driver and customer, and healthcare providers can use voice/video calling to gather information and consult with patients. After reviewing the beta applications, we can't wait to start working with these developers. We foresee endless possibilities."

The Bit6 platform provides Identity Management, Social Map, and Virtual Wallet.

Bit6 is a division of Voxofon, which is based in Texas.

Edited by Maurice Nagle
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