Wired – “I’m a programmer, and I’m doing a lot of programming for the next decade,” says Andrew Ries, the head of software at the Pius Media streaming company.
“I want to get it out there to people who are interested in coding, and they want to have a great experience.”
Pius is a software development platform that provides a “mobile-friendly” streaming experience for streaming media from devices such as tablets, smartphones, and the like.
“We’ve had great success with it, we’ve had success with the Android app, and now we’ve got an iOS app,” Ries told Wired.
“That’s the kind of product we want to build.”
Pii is the company’s first product, but it’s not the first to offer a portable media stream.
The PiiMedia is a new streaming media player for the iPad that comes with an iOS 6.1 and iOS 7.0 app, which runs in the background on your iPad’s main screen.
Pii offers a “portable” experience with a 1.3 megapixel camera, and a 5 megapixel, 20-megapixel sensor.
The camera is focused on your eyes and can scan through a wide variety of photos, videos, and audio files, while the 20-Megapixel sensor can scan over 50 million pixels per second.
It’s a significant upgrade over Pii’s existing app, but Ries says the “Portable Media Streamer” will “provide an easy-to-use and fast way to share your favorite files, from your phone, tablet, to your desktop, and everything in between.”
Pusis software will work on iOS 6, 6.0, and 6.2 devices running iOS 6 and up, with an iPad version planned for “later.”
PII’s “PortaMedia” is compatible with Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast, with a future version of the app expected to support Android TV.
Ries said that “if you’re a developer, or if you’re looking to build apps, you’re probably looking at a mobile app right now.
I want people to get their apps out there.”
The Pius team plans to expand the Pii Media streaming app to a wider audience when Pius launches a “Pius” app in the coming weeks.
Pius’ Pius app is already available for free, and can be downloaded from the App Store.
For more information about the Pusius Media Streaming app, check out the company website.
“The Pius product team has had tremendous success in our early days, and we look forward to continuing to innovate and make great products for everyone,” said Scott Davenport, Pius president.
“Thanks to all of our developers and community partners who have helped to bring Pius to life, and thanks to the loyal and loyal customers who have supported us from the start.”
Pisistream, a software developer and streamer who also works for Pius, told Wired that the “portability” of Pius was “a big deal for us.”
“The portability is a huge part of the Pisicream experience, as we’ve tried to deliver a very portable experience,” he said.
“There’s no ‘desktop’ or ‘phone’ app that can take a mobile experience, and that’s what Pius does really well.”
Pistream is the developer of Pusicream, which has been featured in the Wired article, and also plans to “build a few more ports” for the PissiTV app.
The app’s developer also said that Pius has had “great success” with the Pia-based PiusMedia streaming app.
“Piasicream is an awesome app and the Piasi media player is awesome,” he wrote.
“If you are looking to stream media from the iPhone, iPad, and Android, Piasicrews app is a great choice.”
The Wired article was written by David Hsu.