Cosmic Lab develops mobile apps innovation with GCU

02 October 2015

Cosmic Lab is working with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to develop and test the start-up company’s new mobile content sharing applications for tourism and entertainment events.

The company has developed mobile apps through which content is hosted on one mobile device and can be downloaded to another mobile, without using the internet.

Cosmic Lab Founder and Director Ross Vivani said: “With this mobile sharing system, no hosting internet or intranet infrastructure is required. This creates a very low cost system that can host ad-hoc media content for visitor attractions, conferences and festivals. A key benefit is that the host and client mobile devices can be used in any environment but do not have to join and authenticated on a corporate network.”

The technology is currently available on the Apple mobile platform for iPhones and iPod.

The project to perform functional product testing at GCU is being funded through an Innovation Voucher from the Scottish Funding Council.

The project is being led at GCU by Peter Barrie from the School of Engineering and Built Environment, which has research expertise in microelectronics design, embedded and real-time systems, mobile and pervasive systems development, software engineering, cloud computing, service-oriented-architectures, networking and communications.