Enterprises, operators and device manufacturers can now embed secure, global wireless connectivity into any app or device
REDWOOD SHORES, California, 28 April 2016 – iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced the iPass developer program, designed to allow developers to embed mobile connectivity into their applications. In this first phase of the program, the iPass SmartConnect™ Software Development Kit (SDK) provides the tools to easily integrate iPass technologies and services into Android and iOS devices and applications. The developer program and the SDK empower enterprises, operators and device manufacturers with access to the patented technology that allows smart, simple, secure, and always-on wireless connectivity in their own mobile applications or IOT devices. With this technology, partners may also choose to access the world’s largest global Wi-Fi network of more than 50M hotspots in more than 120 countries.
Through the iPass SmartConnect SDK, developers access the APIs unlocking iPass core technologies to activate, authenticate, intelligently connect, and create custom interfaces for presenting and selecting Wi-Fi networks. iPass SmartConnect is building the world’s first quality of service (QoS) database for Wi-Fi networks, both inside and outside of the iPass network. This technology enables iPass to make smart network connection decisions for its customers, by automatically connecting users of its global network to the best Wi-Fi hotspot for their usage needs on any Wi-Fi enabled device.
“iPass has a twenty-year history of connecting its customers to the information that matters the most, and a rich intellectual property portfolio reflecting this heritage,” said Gary Griffiths, president and CEO of iPass. “The launch of our SDK may be remembered as the most exciting chapter in this story—the key building block in our goal to be embedded on one billion devices by the end of next year. Our new developer program unlocks our technology to the endless creativity of our partners and customers.”
Embedding global mobile connectivity is ideal for a variety of use cases. The iPass SmartConnect SDK allows developers to bring to market cost-effective alternatives to cellular, or to bolster existing hospitality, airline, IOT, and retail loyalty apps and hundreds of others, while providing access to data that will lead to nearly unlimited opportunities.
Said Griffiths, “Ultimately, our SDK will increase the value of a broad swath of mobile applications, as developers anywhere can incorporate our global Wi-Fi connectivity solution, while still maintaining control over their brands and technology platforms.”
About iPass Inc.
iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices. iPass is the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 50 million hotspots in more than 120 countries, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnectTM platform takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers simply download the iPass app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
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