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March 24, 2010
Simian is back from Austin where we attended SXSW this year. This was a huge year for interactive, there was a lot of great discussions about new platforms and modes of online communication and networking. One of the major topics was Open Video. Video is the new language of self expression, and the idea of Open Video is to give all users the power to access, manipulate and create content.
As video becomes a native element of the web, it points toward more support of open standards and HTML5. The user experience with video is amplified by layering the web over video. HTML5 doesn't break the web - the bits are free to manipulate. HTML5 is in direct competition with Flash and Silverlight but since it’s an open standard and not vendor based, it has a massive shot at winning.
A core focus of Simian is to connect the creative community in the process of content production. Exploring the newest advancements in technology will help us evolve our application to help you produce material more efficiently and grow your business. Look for more information on how technology will advance content creation and transform business models.
On a side note, it was just plain cool to be a part of the huge energy at the conference. Attendance was double from last year and industry celebs and digerati were everywhere. @garyvee was throwing secret wine parties, @Kevinrose, @scobelizer and @BrianSolis were mingling with us regular folks. @aplusk was at the Speakeasy .. and the girls AND the guys were trying to snap pics to post on Twitter. There were nerd fights abound and the energy was great. I could go on for hours about the parties and panels, so if you want to create a back channel off this post, let me know.
March 30, 2010
For immediate hire! Simian is seeking an advanced PHP/MySQL Developer who has the right stuff. Simian is leading the charge in digital asset and project management applications for production companies, post/vfx studios, advertising agencies and media companies. We need an energetic and innovative thinker to join our technology team. *Position will be located in Laguna Beach or Colorado Springs. Candidate must be able to work on-site in one of these offices.
Please read all requirements carefully before submitting a resume. Hiring immediately.
What we want you to do:
Optional, but we’ll be impressed:
- If you have experience with HTML5, Python, Linux/UNIX system administration, 3rd Party API integration, distributed systems and mobile applications.
Send us a short cover letter and detailed resume with examples of your work. We will ask for references, so please be prepared. We are moving fast on filling this role.
*If you’ve read this far and you’re ready to send us an email, remember, this position will be located in our office in either Orange County or Colorado Springs. That means the person will sit with our team of developers and project lead in our office. No telecommuting. No off-site. You must be legal to work in the United States.
February 19, 2010
Simian was created by software developers and web designers. We knew exactly how we'd want to set up an API to stream media across the web, so we custom built one for Simian ourselves.
We figured, if you're using Simian to store your videos, images, and metadata, then you should be able to use that media on your website as well. With easy to follow RSS/XML documentation and sample code, anyone with web development experience can start implementing immediately. And since it's all dynamic, your web site is automatically updated when new work is finished.
The best part is that you get all the speed and reliability of Simian plus infinite customization. Contact us to see how it can work for you.
November 9, 2009
How do you make something better when it's already so advanced?
At Simian, we ask ourselves this question every day. And our answer is, "Pay attention to our users." Whether it's a minor bug fix or a major enhancement, we always listen to our customers and think about their experience first. This week, we've unveiled Simian 1.5, and it's a direct result of that philosophy. User-driven design means compelling, seamless and pain-free upgrades.
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