This is how we arrived at Netup.
Netup's core technology originated from university research at the University of California, Irvine and EPFL, Switzerland. The original goal of the research was to utilize all available networks (Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth) to speed up video streaming to groups of mobile devices.
Shoelace Wireless was Born
We formed Shoelace Wireless to commercialize and further develop the technology. The name "Shoelace Wireless" was inspired by the idea of "Tying Multiple Networks and Devices Together". The founding team included two EECS professors and two, then, graduate students from UC Irvine and EPFL. Soon after, Shoelace received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF SBIR) and from EPFL (Innogrant) and was incubated in the CalIT2 TechPortal.
VideoBee was Launched
VideoBee was our first Android app that combines Wi-Fi and cellular on a single device as well as two devices within proximity of each other to stream videos faster.
VideoBee users enjoyed the combined speed and data savings but indicated that they would like to be able to boost all traffic, not just video. You asked, we listened: our next app, Netup, does exactly that.
Launching Netup's Kickstarter Campaign.
We have a working prototype of Netup but we need your support to scale up the app. We are launching the Kickstarter campaign and we ask for your support to help us to bring faster Internet to all Android devices. Back us on Kickstarter now!