Big news today for Bigpipe. Today we launch into Beta testing our Bigpipe app.
We asked for volunteers a few weeks back and got a whole heap of people offering themselves up to be sacrificed at the altar of Bigpipe testing. Thanks for that.
Those of you who were selected will shortly be receiving an email with a bit more detail about the app and how to register.
(We’re limiting the numbers for now, so if you don’t receive an invite then you’ll have to wait, sorry.)
The beta will run for an undetermined amount of time, basically until we get a good amount of feedback, figure out various bugs, and know what we need to change.
In the meantime, here’s a bit more info for the rest of you to whet your appetite:
Bigpipe is launching a mobile app exclusive to Bigpipe customers, available on Android and iPhone (for now), that will do some pretty amazing things with your internet connection.
We’ve got a lot up our sleeve for later, but for now we’re starting with just a few key features, available in a Beta version for now.
Our biggest feature we’re calling MODE SELECTOR and it means you’ll be able to choose a mode for your Bigpipe connection to prioritise the types of internet traffic you prefer.
Other ISPs throttle traffic types and they get to decide how it works. But we figured, it's your connection - so you should be the one who determines what gets priority.
- Want to get your game on? Activate Gaming mode!
- Love Lightbox? Trigger Streaming mode!
- Love downloading masses of Ubuntu iSOs? Initiate Downloading mode!
It’s your call.
It looks something like this:
The app will also allow you to pay an outstanding bill, refer your friends to Bigpipe with just a tap, and get quick access to our support centre.
We’re also building in push notifications so you can be up to date with planned maintenance and other things you might want to get notificed about.
Plenty of other features coming up, this is just the beginning :)
There will be a few of us here on geekzone to answer questions you might have, so this is the thread to ask :)
Find out more here about how it works pages.bigpipe.co.nz/app