About

Bigsool

Mic Fast

David Saslawsky

Laurent Wozniak

Christopher Bréal

Thomas Dubois

Christine Kristianen

Jonas Ferry

Julien Ferrier

Thierry Sambussy

Bigsool Design, web, and mobile apps

Our mission

At Bigsool we try to take ourselves not too seriously. We're more focused on taking the solutions for your needs and requirements serious, and spend a large amount of time making sure we do what we do best: finding simple and elegant solutions to complex problems, using a perfect mix of innovative design, user experience, and code.

Our means

Our offices are located in Sophia Antipolis, at the CICA. The CICA offers excellent offices, air-conditioning to keep us cool, UPS to keep us busy non-stop, and 24/7 access control and surveillance to keep us safe. We have every kind of Mac, iPhone, iPad, Windows, Linux, Android, and on a daily basis we tackle these with the right amount of Java, Cocoa, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript, using frameworks of your choice to create great new products.

Our goal

We try to make the best apps, for the web and mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android. Not every job you might ask us to take on will be accepted. Only those tasks which are challenging enough to be interesting, or complex enough to force us to scratch our heads for a while. Unless of course you pay indecently well :)

It is not our intent to become a large multinational firm. We would prefer to remain a small outfit with a few valuable customers, and time to spare to create apps for mobile users. And maybe an occasional beer, even if most of us prefer a good glass of wine.

Mic Fast

Interaction Design

User interaction expert, having received the honors from Apple via two "Pomme d'Or" (Golden Apple Awards), Mic shapes the way we conceive our products and orients the realisation of user interfaces to be simple and intuitive, always adpated to the problem at hand.

Mic, independant since always, and co-founder of several companies, one of which went public, was naturally designated to transform this adventure into a success story. With an excellent relational and a proven experience for leadership, Mic takes care of project management and requirements in general.

In his free time, Mic likes to hike, surf, and surf the web searching for the latest "touch" frameworks, novelties, and continuously learns from new web sites, applications, and devices he analyzes.

David Saslawsky

New technologies

Software architect and developer with 20 years of experience in C, C++, Java, Objective-C, SQL, Javascript, Python ... David combines the worlds of classical applications and web apps in an innovative and astonishing way. Equally an expert in security and IP networks, David is at ease with the problematics of banking networks and distribution of secure content.

Always testing the latest technologies, good and bad, he is on the outlook of the latest tendencies for us and our customers.

Passionate photographer, David regularly shares his greatest shots with us. His talent also shows in his analysis, which we hope he'll share with everyone soon on our tech-blog.

Laurent Wozniak

Client / Server architecture

Laurent is our expert in client server architecture. Knowledgable about scaling and performance issues with web servers, and servers in general, he's the man to find and implement innovative and efficient solutions. Laurent also participates in the emergence of web 2.0 clients, and beyond, adopting standards whenever possible, with a keen analysis of the shortcomings and advantages of new technologies.

Laurent likes to find algorithmes that will simplify tomorrow, hide complexity and increase performance and productivity of end-users. Exceptional programmer, he always goes to the bottom of things, not only for his personnal interrest, but also to make sure that every thing is square and bug free.

When Laurent needs a change of ideas, he rides his mountain bike, or simply walks, in the mountains just behind us ...

Christopher Bréal

Design

Christopher is the creative of the team. Resourceful and careful to detail, he draw and creates logos, marketing materials, web sites, as well as mobile apps. Like mic in user experience, he has the final say on the visual aspects, and he'd better be pixel perfect ;)

Hard working and demanding, Christopher is very good at translating our customers needs into strategy and artwork, making their identity come true on-screen.

Outdoor and nature amateur, Christopher loves hiking and finds inspiration in the Meditarrenean calanques.

Thomas Dubois

Mobile & Flash technologies

Thomas is one of the youngest in the team. However, despite his 28 years, or maybe thanks to, he grew up in a web world and has a real and strong expertise in this field. So much that he even teaches graduates at the University of Aix-Marseille II.

Open minded, and working countless hours, Thomas is capable of finding adapted solutions in terms of performances and cost to the most complex problems.

Thomas spends most of his spare time implementing small prototypes... which regularly transform into solutions you can find in the AppStore.

Christine Kristianen

Administrative and commercial assistant

Christine is in charge of customer and supplier relations, and will answer all your questions regarding our products and services. Christine also takes care of preparing your quotations.

Jonas Ferry

Flash technologies

Youngest of the team, Jonas graduated as a Web developer but he pretty much likes everything. Trained for Flash development, he likes implementing new designs for video players but he also enjoys thinking about new Web interfaces.

Just like everyone of his age, he loves spending time on the social networks so it wouldn't be surprising if you saw a few posts of him about our activites on our facebook and twitter pages.

Fan of journalism and writing, he enjoys his free time to deliver his thoughts about different topics through articles on a few websites.

Julien Ferrier

QA & Web technologies

Student at Sophia-Antipolis' Polytech engineering school, Julien is a talented developer despite his young age. Addicted to programmation since he is a teenager, he has been concepting various applications before he even started university.

Always looking for the smallest detail that would make a difference, or for the issue that no one ever notices, he is a great asset to the team as he is able to ask himself new questions constantly. Perfectionnist and open-minded, Julien never hesitates to learn about new technologies and innovant methods to make his Web applications' architecture even more stronger, faster and safer.

Just like Laurent, Julien rides his bike every week end to discover the beautiful area we live in, until he knows every single part of it.

Thierry Sambussy

Web technologies

Thierry is specialized in web development. Fascinated by computers and programming, and this area in particular, Thierry is always investigating and mastering new web technologies.

Passionate about nature and sport, he likes to sit back and relax between mountain and sea. You can also cross Thierry on his bike or running in the area around Nice

Works

Archipad

Flowplayer

DFP flowplayer

AdSense

Terminus

Weather Station

Mogwo

All4One / Audi Team

TERMINUS iPad

Terminus is a full featured SSH terminal emulator with VT100, VT220, ANSI, xterm-color compatibility designed specifically for the iPad.

If you think that the iPad deserves better than an upscaled version of an iPhone terminal emulator, or if you favor simplicity over complexity, then Terminus is the made for you.

Unique features include:
- Full VT100 keyboard with arrow keys, function, control, and escape keys. Text editors like vi and emacs are much more usuable when you can juste type the way you're used to.
- Two finger swipe as a shortcut for arrow keys: quickly scroll through your command history, move the cursor around in vi, emacs, man, etc... Try it! You won't be able to do without it.
- Automatic terminal resize on orientation change, applications are aware of the number of visible lines.
- Instant access to history: just scroll the window to view it.

Also features:
- Multiple simultaneous connections,
- Auto-completion support using the Tab key,
- Master password to protect and crypt your saved passwords,
- Colored text support,
- Complete and easy connection, password, and known hosts management,
- Works over Wi-Fi and ADGE/3G: access and administer your servers from anywhere.


ALL4ONE web site

The ALL4ONE sailing team is based on the experience of America's Cup winners and Olympic Gold medalists as well as on the ambition of young upcoming talents, building an international team with strong roots from Europe, including sailors from France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands and Italy.
Driven by common values and excellence in sailing ALL4ONE has the goal to take up the most challenging and demanding achievements of international team sailing, including the America's Cup.

The ALL4ONE team's web site is meant to provide its last news, pictures and videos as a showcase and events platform for the team, thanks to a flexible and easy-to-use administration interface.


Mogwo Android + iPhone + Web


Mogwo is a revolutionary online password manager that uses your mobile as authentication system : enter your login on the website, type your password securely on your mobile and get logged in automagically without any further actions.

Mogwo is our first multi-platform development as a company (but not as a team !) and we love to demo that project as it really surprises people. And you know how hard it is to surprise people on the web.


See it in action

Mogwo for Android

The Mogwo for Android application allows you to securely control access to your passwords on the web.

Using an external hardware device such as a mobile phone, allows Mogwo to verify the authenticity of access to your user pages on the Mogwo web site.

How it works:
1) Start the web app at mogwo.com, and identify yourself,
2) On request, enter your Mogwo passcode on your mobile phone,
3) The Mogwo server verifies your mobile phone used and passcode, and grants you access.
4) You can now connect to your bank account, electricity bill, or any other account without entering you passwords.

Mogwo for iPhone

The Mogwo for iPhone application allows you to securely control access to your passwords on the web.

Using an external hardware device such as an iPhone, allows Mogwo to verify the authenticity of access to your user pages on the Mogwo web site.

How it works:
1) Start the web app at mogwo.com, and identify yourself,
2) On request, enter your Mogwo passcode on your mobile phone,
3) The Mogwo server verifies your mobile phone used and passcode, and grants you access.
4) You can now connect to your bank account, electricity bill, or any other account without entering you passwords.

Mogwo web site

The Mogwo for Android application allows you to securely control access to your passwords on the web.

Using an external hardware device such as a mobile phone, allows Mogwo to verify the authenticity of access to your user pages on the Mogwo web site.

How it works:
1) Start the web app at mogwo.com, and identify yourself,
2) On request, enter your Mogwo passcode on your mobile phone,
3) The Mogwo server verifies your mobile phone used and passcode, and grants you access.
4) You can now connect to your bank account, electricity bill, or any other account without entering you passwords.

Weather Station World iPad

WeatherStation World will provide you official NOAA or MET.NO real time weather information of your location, depending if you're located in the US or elsewhere.

Where ever you are, WeatherStation World will show you the local weather and the weather forecast for any other location on the planet. You can save your favorite locations, and view them later by simply selecting them from the list of your saved locations.

No setup and multiple gorgeous themes will make this application a must have for your docked iPad as it also features a clock.

Simple and efficient, this application gives you the actual weather with:
- World wide weather
- Current temperature
- Current time at location
- Humidity
- Barometer and Barometric trend
- Dew point
- Wind chill / heat index
- Wind speed and direction
- Highest and lowest temperatures
- Chances for rain for today and tonight

Weather Station World also features a 5 day forecast with:
- Overall weather
- Forecast temperature
- Forecast rain chances

Last but not least, you can choose between 12 themes that will suit your interior decoration.

Changing the default settings

You can configure Weather Station World to use metric units by tapping Settings > Weather World and turn it on or off by tapping the on/off slider.

There are also settings to change the display from Fahrenheit to Celsius and to display the barometer in Hectopascal or inch of mercury.

Weather Station Free iPad

WeatherStation Free will provide you the official NOAA's real time weather information of your location.

No setup and multiple gorgeous themes will make this application a must have for your docked iPad as it also features a clock.

Simple and efficient, this application gives you the actual weather with:
- Overal weather
- Current temperature
- Humidity
- Barometer
- Dewpoint
- Windchill
- Wind speed and direction
- Lowest temperature
- Highest temperature
- Rain chances for today and tonight

The application also features a 5 day forecast with:
- Overall weather
- Forecast temperature
- Forecast rain chances

Last but not least, you can choose between 12 themes that will suit your interior decoration.

AdSense Flowplayer plugin

Our AdSense plugin allows Flowplayer users to monetize their content using the AdSense network.

The plugin features prerolls, midrolls and postrolls as well as overlays. You can schedule ads through static configuration or dynamically using Javascript. Smart ad preloading, your users won't have to wait the ad to be preloaded.

Our AdSense plugin is officially supported both by Google and Flowplayer. No bad surprises or dead-end situations.

We are now offering a revenue sharing deal. You can apply here

Doubleclick DFP Flowplayer plugin

Our Doubleclick DFP plugin allows Flowplayer users to monetize their content using the Doubleclick network.

The plugin features prerolls, midrolls and postrolls as well as overlays and companion ads. You can schedule ads through static configuration or dynamically using Javascript. Smart ad preloading, your users won't have to wait the ad to be preloaded. We can also implement your own ad logic directly in the plugin.

Our Doubleclick DFP plugin is officially supported both by Doubleclick and Flowplayer. No bad surprises or dead-end situations.

For more info, read the official documentation. Please contact us to get a quote.

Partners

Your company name here

Flowplayer

Qosmos

Ebuzzing

Looking for a partnership?

We have room left and are looking for one or two more partnerships. The work we do with our partners is a long term one; tasks for which we have and continue to invest large amounts of our time to acquire the same knowledge and expertise that our partners and you already have, in order to be able to work for their and your customers.

Your company might not have the time or the ambition to provide consulting solutions for your customer's needs with your products. Maybe because you want to create a network of solution vendors, or just because you want to concentrate on your core business. Either way we can help. Our unique mix of design, user interface, and technical knowledge makes us potentially a perfect fit for partnership.

If you would like to see if we could work together on projects that requires our particular mix of skills, please contact us at info@bigsool.com or if you prefer a direct call, contact us at +33 4 27 86 84 60.

Flow Player

Flowplayer is the most advanced open source Flash video player available for your video needs in every browser. It features an easy configuration and skinning engine, as well as multiple plugins for more advanced use.

New modern controlbar with halos, rgba support, ...
AdSense For Video integration
Doubleclick DFP ads integration
Integration of Flowplayer inside Boxee
Integration of Flowplayer inside Cooliris
Transformation of Flowplayer into a chromeless player for Metacafe
Creation of a complete embeddable player with splash screen, header, custom controlbar and related videos widget

We have been working with Flowplayer's codebase since early 2009, and are tightly working with Anssi and Tero (the core Flowplayer team) since January 2010.

We are proud to say we:

  • implemented their new Modern control bar,
  • are enhancing the player and several plugins by adding features they request,
  • did major work on their 3.2 release,
  • fixed a lot of the player's bugs,
  • are helping them on their official paid support.

They also kindly redirect customers having custom needs to us on a regular basis. They don't have the time for that and want to focus on their core business. They know they can trust us and that we'll do a good job in a reasonable time for a reasonable price.

Of course, we are also working on their next secret projects, but no, we can't tell you about it ;)

Anyway, if you have a custom need for:

  • a custom controlbar,
  • a clip strip or a playlist,
  • a (secure) streaming or caching plugin,
  • advertisement integration,
  • integration of Flowplayer inside a Flash website or a Flex app,
  • built in configuration,
  • Youtube or Brightcove chromeless player integration,
  • transformation of Flowplayer into a chromeless or embeddable player,
  • or whatever other development involving Flowplayer,

then please contact us to get a quote for your project, or to discuss any questions you might have.

Visit Flowplayer web site

Qosmos

Qosmos specializes in unique network intelligence technology that provides unprecedented visibility into data traffic. The company delivers software development kits and intelligent IP probes which recognize thousands of protocols and metadata attributes for the most accurate picture of network activity. Going beyond traditional Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, Qosmos treats the network as a real-time database, able to identify, query and extract specific data with unparalleled precision and detail.

Qosmos products are used by Network Equipment Providers, Software Vendors and Systems Integrators to build next-generation solutions where real-time intelligence is critical, such as cyber security, lawful interception, traffic optimization, content billing, service assurance, market research and more. They enable applications, services and networks themselves to be more secure, efficient and profitable.

Bigsool is a Qosmos Expert Developer (QED). Our core competency includes Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) using high-performance processing platforms and real-time architectures, and we have acquired specific expertise in developing solutions based on Qosmos ixEngine. We can serve as an extension of your in-house resources and make it easier to embed DPI /Network Intelligence Technology into your applications.

Visit Qosmos web site

Ebuzzing

Created in 2004, Ebuzzing has been joined by other start-ups, who are leaders in their markets. In the genes of all these start-ups is their passion for social media and innovative technology.

The adventure started with the successful merging of Ebuzzing, Wikio and OverBlog. Until the summer of 2011, the new start-ups formed Wikio Group. The mixture of talent, cultures and complementary technologies from each of these our business units (Wikio, Overblog, Ebuzzing, Nomao, Neotia, Promodigital, Happyapps, and Trigami) has greatly increased the new group’s capital.

Each one is an expert in Social Media with has a particular area of expertise, and wanted to extend their reach beyond the frontier of their country. All of the start-ups came to the Ebuzzing merger with the same ambition: to create THE leading Social Media group, what they are today!

Today, Ebuzzing is present in 6 European countries and is developing its activities worldwide. Still in motion, the group is always adding to its expertise, individual talents or start-ups, which reinforce our position as the European leader in social media

Bigsool is in charge of all the flash video player part. We develop new features and systems all along the year to help them deliver better advertising on the social networks. We also advice about the future of the video players on the Internet.

Visit Ebuzzing site

Contact

Address 310, rue du Vallon
06560 Sophia Antipolis
France

Phone +33 4 27 86 84 60

Fax +33 9 58 23 03 50

Email