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 - Linkury CTO|
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.
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