Tuesday, July 30, 2013

'Hello bank!' by Cortal Consors: Innovative Online Workshops

We are really excited to announce that USEEDS°, a German B2B consultancy firm for user-centric design of interactive applications and associated services, and E27, an innovative agency focused on verticals as different as web, graphic, and product design, opted for Lightstreamer to be rolled out as the streaming engine at the heart of an online workshop environment developed for 'Hello bank!’ by CortalConsors, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas focused on private investment and online trading.

USEEDS° has been invited to provide its expertise as part of the Cortal Consors' effort in repositioning itself as a financial institution. Hello bank! represents a new approach to banking, designed to meet the needs of European clients for a faster, easier, always-on mobile and Internet banking service. Launched on May 2013 in Belgium and Germany and soon also in France and Italy, Hello bank! will aim to attract 1.4 million clients within five years.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Meet Our Partners: Nutcracker

A short interview with Dean Casey, Owner and Director at Nutcracker, a specialist in real-time financial data and information solutions.

Let’s talk about your organization. What is your core business?

"Nutcracker is a technology specialist for companies in the financial services sector that require real-time access to financial markets and supporting information, functions and processes. Nutcracker’s service oriented architecture connects to an increasing number of markets and instruments for data feeds and trading and facilitates processing and viewing this data in a transparent and effective way".

 Could you let us know any further information?

 "Our product portfolio is made up of a number of different solutions including

Web Portal Solutions - Nutcracker’s Web Portal Solution allows our customers to offer white-labelled, tailor-made trading and portfolio viewing websites for their retail clients. Features include live market data, stock info and watch list, order routing and technical analysis among the many others.

- A tiny yet complete trading application, developed as a Java Applet and working on a wide variety of platforms, that provide a full watch list and order routing facilities.

Web TraderPro
- A high performance web based professional trading application for professional traders on the road and day traders. It is available for the Internet on desktops, tablets and smart phones and is supported by all browsers.

PortfolioPro - Available in two editions (for Portfolio Managers and Administrators), it provides detailed and summary views of client holdings and transaction data all in one easy to navigate screen. Advanced Modelling, Performance, Compliance, Management Fees, Statements and Reporting are some of the many features available in PortfolioPro".

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Meet Our Partners: Web Financial Group

A short interview with Simon Walmsley, Director/Global Sales Team at Web Financial Group, a company that offers solutions for the integration of financial market data and news.

Let’s talk about your organization. What is your core business?

"Web Financial Group offers web based solutions for the integration, presentation and promotion of financial market data and related products to the financial community. Our offer comprehends managed content, market data, and real-time data streaming solutions based on http/HTML4 and the emerging WebSockets/HTML5 to multiple web based client technologies, backed by a scalable and flexible multi-vendor, multi-asset, data warehouse platform that allows us to provide a cost effective, end-to-end integrated service. We are currently able to collect and distribute from over 70 integrated data and news sources coming from different vendors, index issuers and stock exchanges, including Thomson Reuters, Teletrader, Bloomberg, Moodys, Fitch, and Reuters among the many others (a comprehensive list is available here)".

 Could you let us know any further information?

"Our company has three distinct business segments - WebFG Technology, WebFG Media & WebFG Network. WebFG has successfully deployed several hundred projects for 100+ global banking groups for over a decade, and is now currently supporting in excess of 70 million clients utilising WebFG's solutions through our white labels. Our customers include Yahoo!, London Stock Exchange, Société Generale and a number of additional top-tier companies from different industries".

Friday, July 12, 2013

Meet Our Customers: Yazino

A short interview with Hussein Chahine, Founder & CEO at Yazino, an innovative social casino gaming company.

Let’s talk about your organization. What is your core business?

"Yazino is the home for both social (play-for-fun) and real-money (play-for-money) casino games. We bring casino style games to the mass market in a socially acceptable, friendly, appealing format, combining the best of both iGaming and Social Gaming. Yazino players connect, compete and chat with like-minded people all over the world, live and multiplayer from web, smartphones and tablets".

 Could you let us know any further information?

"Yazino is a London-based company founded in January 2009. Our gaming platform was commercially launched in August 2010 with the ambition to make multiplayer social gaming truly social and universal, with a business model focused on sales of virtual currency (chips). The platform is unique in that it is immensely scalable, and was wired from the start for both social gaming and real money gambling".

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Meet Our Customers: Southern Cross Austereo

A short interview with Mike Crothers, Head of Digital Technology at Southern Cross Austereo, one of the most important broadcasting organizations in Australia.

Let’s talk about your organization. What is your core business?

"Southern Cross Austereo is a group of entertainment-based media companies. It can reach the 95% of Australians each week via regional free-to-air TV networks, national radio networks, online, mobile and unique one off events. The group operates 80 radio stations and 21 commercial television licenses, and provides more hours of live content per day than any other broadcast media in Australia".

 Could you let us know any further information?

"We had approximately 2 million people visit our main websites in May this year. Our audience is mainly based in Australia with over 90% of people viewing the sites from here".

Monday, July 1, 2013

New Client SDK for OS X Available for Download

Version 1.0 of our new Lightstreamer Client SDK for the OS X platform is now available.

The OS X client library is directly derived from the iOS client library, with which is API compatible. It supports automatic reconnection, automatic resubscription, stream sensing and advanced thread pooling just like the iOS one.

HTTP Streaming with Lightstreamer

Oddmar Sandvik, a veteran consultant and software developer, wrote about his experience with HTTP Streaming using Lightstreamer on his own blog Allekonsulentene, and kindly allowed us to republish this article. Oddmar appreciated Lightstreamer in terms of performance, features, and scalability, even keeping a simple programming model in mission-critical projects.

Oddmar designed, developed, and maintained high frequency/low latency web-based financial trading solutions for DNB for about three years. With more than 1.6 million customers, DNB is Norway's largest financial services group, and one of the largest in the Nordic region in terms of market capitalisation.