Plasma Active Two released: next step customizable mobile ux and platform – with basyskom support
Darmstadt, Germany, 13th December 2011: basysKom announces Plasma Active Two, the second release of the unique mobile platform that comes now with improved performance, enhanced touch usability and smart recommendation technology. basysKom provides professional services for the platform.
basysKom sees Plasma Active Two ready to realize first use cases in professional environments and next generation devices and innovative use cases. The Plasma Active project enables new use cases for existent and next generation devices with its unique mobile platform that offers state-of-the-art user experience. It integrates embedded performance and low memory requirements, that makes it customizable and modular to support UX variations for different form factors. A proven platform that attracts developers with easy app development using native Qt, QML or HMTL5. The Plasma Active solution targets consumer and industry usages such as mobile, tablet, TV or IVI.
basysKom, open-slx and the KDE community are partners in creating Plasma Active. While open-slx is working on a standard product and KDE focuses on community releases, basysKom offers professional services for Plasma Active like the customization of the UI/UX for new form factors and usage scenarios, feature development and upstream services, integration and optimization for new hardware targets as well as maintenance and support.
News in Plasma Active Two
The successful Open Source Project Plasma Active ships a new Release Plasma Active Two, providing essential performance improvements through profiling work and code adaption, coming now with faster startup, decrease of memory consumption and shorter response times for browsing. Thanks to important user feedback, we achieved better usability to ensure enhanced touch functionality, better consistency and more freedom to adapt the UI as you like. The new feature for locking, sleeping and shutdown supports the mobile context even more.
For the first time Plasma Active Two introduces the innovative recommendations technology: Plasma Active learns about usage patterns to find out what is important for the user and supports with useful recommendations. An elaborated algorithm gives every content a special score based on current activity, usage patterns and likings. This brand-new feature works for images, urls and pdfs – more types coming soon.
In the last months Plasma Active achieved its goal to run cross-device and cross-platform. basysKom managed together with our project partners and the Mer Project to get Plasma Active running on Intel x86 and ARM platforms, supporting more mobile devices like the WeTab/ExoPC, AdventVega, Point of View and Archos as well as N950. The Plasma Active team provides currently images for MeeGo, Balsam and Mer.
We are proud to see the progress of Plasma Active resulting in the new release of Plasma Active Two. We see the project growing and think Plasma Active is now ready for customization and as a standard UX for everyone. We like to thank all partners and the community making this success possible.
basysKom is a provider of professional services to create touch screen devices and applications. Our experience in working with large scale international entities and heterogeneous teams make basysKom a specialist in removing product development roadblocks and building leading innovative systems. basysKom combines German Engineering and innovation with professionally made open source and a long history in working with both upstream communities and fully closed projects.
The innovative Plasma Active project was co-founded by Eva Brucherseifer, managing director of basysKom GmbH, and the company contributes major parts of the Development, UI Design and Integration. basysKom provides the services and competencies as well as ready building blocks to create new innovative platforms.