Sunday, 29 April 2012

Interview with Linkury CTO Naty Namdar at Microsoft Bizspark

Content publishers are always on the lookout for ways to more efficiently attract and engage users, manage content and collect actionable data. The only way they will succeed, however, is if they take their users’ needs into consideration as well. Just as they demanded faster, wider bandwidths for receiving and sending information, users also demand better methods for finding what exactly what they are looking for quicker than before, and once they find it, they want to be able to easily share content and links or make comment.

Enter the Linkury Smartbar. Created by a team of developers led by Naty Namdar, Chief Technology Officer at Linkury, the Smartbar is an elegant and easy way for publishers and users to engage with content on the Internet.

What Are The Key Features?


The Smartbar makes sharing information across gaming platforms and social networking platforms as easy as a click – no additional logins, no additional windows to be opened.  At the same time, Linkury’s Smartbar gives publishers full control of design and content for branding – and increased stickiness.

In addition to being able to easily change the look and feel of the Smartbar for seamless integration, publishers are able to gain control on any platform and can also direct content to specific target groups based on relevant criteria, such as language, country, operating system, browser or social network, for example. As the Linkury Smartbar is used, the backend statistics system and admin management portal can be used to generate a variety of useful reports (e.g., revenue, life cycle and churn rate, revenue reports, usage statistics).

A Cloud Based Solution


Naty Namdar
Naty Namdar - Linkury CTO
Namdar, who was one of the driving forces behind Linkury’s Smartbar, chose the Azure cloud hosting service for after conducted extensive researching into cloud hosting platforms. His dream platform checklist included all the elements that would allow his team to realize Linkury’s vision for the Smartbar product. During his research, he heard about the BizSpark program, which, in turn, let him directly to Windows Azure – a powerful cloud platform made for those who create and design Internet services and applications.

As Namdar and his group in Linkury took a closer look at the Azure platform, they soon discovered that it was, hands down, the best fit for his team. They were able to tick off practically every item on the checklist, and more. Three features that put the Azure platform over the top were, according to Namdar, its great integration with VS2100, its ability to scale on demand and the fact that it can implement a virtual network in several instances.

Namdar’s team used several Azure components when they developed the Linkury Smartbar, such as the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) framework based WS which has several instances, and a group of ASPX, JS, HTML files (web resources) used in several regions. They also refactored their system so that Smartbar could utilize Azure blob containers in a storage account for storing store static web sources, while application metadata and settings are stored in an SQL Azure database.

If you would like to find out more about Linkury, continue reading the full interview at Bizspark Online.


16 comments:

  1. Linkury Smartbar sounds like a really good device. It's reeally an innovation in sharing. Also, making it unique in style or peculiar for certain user groups is a really outstanding prospect.

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  2. The smartbar seems like a fantasy item. It sounds too good to be true, but it is. Truly,our time is here, and these things make life so much easier. I really think this is going to be something that everyone will be having.

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  3. Linkury Smartbar is I think a very brilliant idea. Window Communication has really evolve now a days and it seems that all their advises are absolutely for good only. Thanks

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  4. Sounds a good solution for attracting and engaging users with the content. A need of the time for all Internet users particularly, the content publishers like me.

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  5. Can't wait to see this in gaming! Defenetly a step in the right direction. Cheers!

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  6. Linkury Blog is a good platform for the people who are engaged in publishing stuff in the internet through some blogs,its good to know that this site is doing all they can to bring the best out of it....

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  7. Linkury smartbar is really great tool for bloggers and social networking addicts like me. I think it provides easiest way to spread our thoughts in form of blogs or social networking posts. It is great way of communication as well. Thank to share this with us.

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  8. linkury smart bar is the best way to share our blog as well as get a lot of fb likes, tweets and share

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  9. I learned more about Linkury Smartbar from this blog and I am interested in it. I hope to see it more available. It can be really helpful and convenient.

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  10. It seems to me that linkury smartbar is designed keeping in mind the requirements of people. I think it will help us in many ways. Thanks for sharing information about linkury smartbar.

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  11. srikanth reddu tumma11 May 2012 at 14:29

    i like it very much it is a good publishing site . may be it creates a sensation in the future days . it is so much interested and helpful

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  12. I like the ease in sharing social network information. I have many website affiliation and each of them could require login from my social network sites. I hate it when I have to log in everytime. This will just make things move faster and better, for me. Good breakthrough.

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  13. Linkury Smartbar is a good idea for a new device in technology. There are lots and lots of new social networks coming out everyday all most seem like. The market is gone continue to be a competition with the new devices hitting the markets.

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  14. I am very much impressed with linkury and planned to use it in my site and blogs

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  15. Linkury Smartbar is definitely something new. As time goes, the competition within the internet for social sites and other kinds also grow. Very soon, I anticipate Linkury Smartbar to be among the strongest.

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  16. i am impressed with linkury .he has a brilliant idea on his mind.thanks ,i like to share this information

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