For immediate release
1st of November 2016.
Contact: Niklas Karlsborg
Ph: +855 (0) 89 722 804
Email: [email protected]
Apulus takes a completely new approach to creating software, with LiveBlox!
After 3 years of development, Apulus is ready to take on the tech world with LiveBlox!
Hong Kong, November, 1st 2016; Until now, creating software applications has been the realm of those possessing highly-specialized skills, requiring deep knowledge of programming languages that take years to master. On top of this, without extensive experience, “coders” often create slow and potentially bug ridden code. It is quite common for people to have a revolutionary idea, but then they lack the resources to implement it into the real world.
Apulus has created a solution to this issue with their new software platform, LiveBlox.
Apulus presents LiveBlox
Apulus specializes in software development and technological solutions for an ever changing world. They are led by Robert Ewbank (English) and Niklas Karlsborg (Norwegian), and have developed a software platform, LiveBlox, which allows for the creation of powerful applications without the need to write a single line of code; instead, almost exclusively using drag and drop functionality to build the idea into a full-fledged operational application. The super friendly LiveBlox interface makes it a powerful tool whether you are a beginner or a master of IT.
LiveBlox also adds a valuable twist in existing fields such as video and audio editing, especially in a live environment.
LiveBlox allows users to expand their work-flow capabilities by supporting numerous interfaces and utilizing existing software and plugins.
“A number of tasks in software need to be repeated over and over again. I felt there must be a way to build something where the parts can be reused, and parameters can be visualized and changed at runtime.” -Robert Ewbank (Co-Founder & CTO)
How it Works
LiveBlox has hundreds of blocks (blox), with each executing a specific task. The blox can be combined, forming the functionality of the app. This is achieved by using drag and drop techniques, making it simple to learn and easy to use.
As an example, a camera block will capture video from a webcam and when this is connected to a face detection block, all of the faces on the video stream will be detected. This is then attached to a section that plays out a message such as “hello”, whenever someone’s face is visible on the screen. This simple example highlights the exceptional capabilities of this revolutionary concept. LiveBlox allows for far more complicated scenarios, and the application is truly only limited by your own imagination.
Using the GUI Builder, one selects the blox (widgets) from a list and arranges them into the layout. You then complete the GUI (graphical user interface), and when finished, you simply export your creation as a standalone application.
This first release offers support to Windows, with Linux and Mac OSX coming shortly. Apulus will be supporting IOS and Android in subsequent releases.
For power users, the commercial version features Python scripting within the LiveBlox framework.
“LiveBlox will bring software development to a whole new audience that previously did not have the opportunity to develop software applications. Imagine if you could take the code out of coding? Now, it has been done!” –Niklas Karlsborg (Co-Founder & COO)
Highlights and Benefits with LiveBlox
LiveBlox’s flexibility provides immediate solutions to a broad range of industries.
In the fields of science and engineering, LiveBlox replaces existing tools, thus improving client productivity when analysing and /or processing data. When applied to the domain of robotics, it is a powerful tool used for visual environmental recognition and robotic control.
People using video in their daily lives will see immediate benefits by implementing LiveBlox into Video Forensics, Surveillance, Live Streaming, Video Marketing, Visual Dj-ing and Broadcasting.
People developing interactive art and live installations will love the new freedom and potential that LiveBlox unlocks for them. Another vital area for LiveBlox is education, both in the formal environment of schools and universities, but also for the casual enthusiast aspiring to acquire programming concepts without having to delve deeply into code.
The area of computer vision is a broad field that is forecasting significant growth in the near future, and LiveBlox is equipped to play a large part in this expansion.
After 3 years of development, we are extremely proud to be releasing LiveBlox.
The personal license will be sold for $299 and the commercial license for $799. In the first month of release Apulus will offer LiveBlox at a discounted rate. You can find LiveBlox here: www.LiveBlox.org/shop
In the future, Apulus aims to release “The LiveBlox Marketplace” (app store) where people can share and sell the apps they have developed with LiveBlox.