NEW YORK, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Applicaster, the global technology company simplifying the creation, delivery and management of OTT video applications, today launched Quick Brick, a new app development framework available within its SaaS app development platform, Zapp. The revolutionary new toolset turbocharges video app development, enabling media companies to shrink time to market, reduce development and maintenance costs, and increase post-launch agility. Some of the new capabilities now available in the Zapp platform include:
Streamlined UI design tools - Zapp Studio's new design toolkit provides direct control over hundreds of design attributes, shrinking the time required to create unique, bespoke apps without writing any code and easing developer workload.
Accelerated post-launch agility - Media companies can utilize non-developers to adjust - or completely redesign - their OTT video apps without having to rebuild and submit their apps to app stores, further increasing Zapp users' ability to adjust and pivot their OTT strategy as market conditions change.
With the latest enhancements to Zapp, Applicaster has taken a once complicated process and brought its functionality to a level that frees up developers and enables fast UI to be built and optimized after launch by non-developers. Unlike traditional video app development, the Applicaster platform features a proprietary framework that enhances React Native UI and UX with critical native app functionality which not only drastically shrinks time to market but allows for rapid post-launch iterations.
The new Quick Brick framework further accelerates Zapp's ability to streamline the design, deployment and management of complex video apps across Android, iOS, Apple TV (tvOS), Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung and LG TVs. The new core framework not only simplifies app development by eliminating the need for coding the visual elements of OTT apps in multiple languages, it exponentially increases time to market across all platforms and enables agile, iterative development of apps that can quickly adapt and respond to market requirements.
"From day one, the Zapp platform was created to enable media companies to quickly launch and update great video experiences, and at the same time as make better use of their development resources. With the new Quick Brick framework, we are further empowering our users to take control of their app destiny and self-manage their video apps like they're used to with their other digital properties like their websites," said Jonathan Laor, co-founder and CEO of Applicaster. "Thanks to Zapp, now you don't need a computer science degree to deploy beautiful apps like Netflix or Hulu."
Speed and flexibility in reaching viewers are key to adapting strategies to support the accelerating and increasingly competitive OTT market. The quicker the launch, the sooner recouping investments begins. However, it's not only about getting there fast, managing the life of an OTT app after launch is also an important way to differentiate, reduce churn, and increase ROI. The ability to adjust strategies on the fly, in any environment, without incurring additional costs (developer costs, opportunity costs, etc.) is a key element to the Quick Brick framework and Zapp platform.
All of the new capabilities provided by Quick Brick are available to Zapp users immediately as part of their Zapp platform subscription.
Applicaster powers the creation and optimization of customized end-user app experiences for today's largest media companies and premium content providers. With its open APIs and extensive partner marketplace, the company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, Zapp, serves as an open ended resource for companies to prototype, develop and launch apps, utilize OTT services and integrate key functionalities into third-party apps. Customers such as DirecTV, Fox and Viacom are utilizing Applicaster for direct to consumer app design and delivery across mobile, connected TVs and connected devices. Applicaster has offices in New York, San Jose, Miami, London and Tel Aviv. For more information, visit www.applicaster.com. For press inquiries, contact [email protected]