Visual Intelligence Startup TRACE Partners With Frankly to Power Interactive Chat Over Live-Streamed Action Content
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Visual Intelligence startup Trace Live Network Inc. ("TRACE") - creator of live streaming content platform TRACE Live Network - and leading chat platform, Frankly Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TLK) ("Frankly") announced today the entering of an agreement to integrate Frankly's next generation messaging and chat technology into the TRACE Live Network. The Frankly integration will power interactive chat over all live-streamed and aggregated content accessible on TRACE.com.
Frankly Chat is one of the fastest growing mobile messaging apps in the market with over two million downloads. With the integration of sophisticated chat functionality through the newly released Frankly SDK, TRACE users will be able to interact with each other in real-time while viewing live-streamed content. By providing content creators the ability to live-chat directly with viewers at any moment, the TRACE Live Network continues to deliver on its promise to create a social-entertainment platform that allows its users to be truly in the moment.
Although action related content for the TRACE platform will be aggregated from various global portals, live footage will be streamed from all TRACEr1 enabled devices.
The TRACEr1 represents an entirely new product category. Using proprietary video-as-a-sensor technology, the TRACEr1 visually intelligent camera is able to "click-in" and "click-out" of - and control - several accessory vehicles designed to suit every user environment. With required positioning and streaming preferences able to be selected within the TRACE app, all enabled vehicles will lock onto a non-natural pattern worn by the user (i.e. a logo, code, or color sample) and carry out autonomous video capture, live-streaming the captured footage to TRACE.com.
TRACE CEO Cameron Chell said of the agreement, "The TRACE Live Network is about enabling people to be in the their greatest moments and seamlessly sharing those moments with others. Giving viewers the ability to connect and communicate in real-time while being immersed in this streaming footage from across the globe is a very exciting prospect."
Frankly founder and CEO Steve Chung offered, "Frankly's mission is to bring every user closer to their interests by unlocking the power of messaging on any platform. By partnering with TRACE, we are adding the ability for fans and broadcasters to share and engage with one another about experiences that matter most to them."
The TRACEr1 will be officially unveiled in January at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and is expected to see retail availability in Q4 2015.
TRACE Live Network is a venture created by the Business Instincts Group (BIG).
About TRACE Live Network
TRACE.com is a live-action content platform aggregating streamed footage from globally activated TRACEr1 devices. The TRACEr1 is a visually intelligent camera that autonomously operates a selection of tracking devices and live-streams captured user footage directly to the Internet. TRACEr1 enabled devices allow people to be 'in' their greatest moments and have those moments captured and shared.
For high resolution images and information please visit the TRACE Media Kit.
Frankly is a next generation chat technology platform that brings dynamic conversation and direct consumer engagement to mobile app experiences. Frankly aims to unlock the power of messaging for every platform by seamlessly enabling access to conversations that matter most to individuals and communities.
Through the simple integration of our Chat SDK, Frankly's technology can be inserted into a website or mobile application to provide a customizable version of Frankly's messaging technology. Currently, Frankly is exploring working with many partners, across several industries.
Frankly also offers Frankly Chat, a free, mobile messaging application for iOS and Android devices. Frankly Chat has over 2 million downloads, and is focused on user privacy by offering ephemeral messages and unsend capabilities.
To learn more about Frankly Inc., please visit www.franklyinc.com.
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Notice regarding forward-looking statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding TRACE, Frankly and their respective businesses, Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expects", "scheduled", "intends", "contemplates", "anticipates", "believes", "proposes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release, such as the retail release of TRACEr1, may not occur by certain specified dates or at all and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the companies, including risks regarding the industry, failure to obtain regulatory approvals, economic factors, the equity markets generally and risks associated with growth and competition. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Frankly undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Contact Information : Trace Live Network Inc./ Josh Stanbury / +1.416.628.7441
Frankly Inc./ Steve Chung / CEO / +1.415.861.9797
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