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PubNub and Ford AppLink Showcase the Power of the "Internet of Things" with Real-Time Vehicle Dispatch App

Real-Time Location Tracking and Notification Powered by PubNub Wins VentureBeat and Ford Motor Co. Makeathon

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CES - PubNub, the only global Real-Time Network, today announced it is showcasing its winning makeathon integration with the Ford AppLink platform at Ford's booth at CES (North Hall #2222). PubNub was selected as a winner of the VentureBeat and Ford Motor Co. Makeathon for building a real-time dispatch app on PubNub and Ford AppLink. The app provides real-time location tracking and notification via mobile phone to a car's dashboard, bringing Internet of Things communication and technology to cars.  

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"The Internet of Things promises humanity amazing omnipotence over our environment. Access to real-time information from millions of globally connected devices, and the ability to instantly control them becomes possible, but only if these devices can transact information quickly and reliably to each other, to servers, and to end-user devices," said Todd Greene, CEO and founder of PubNub. "PubNub showcases the power and ease-of-use of our Real-Time Network to deliver these kinds of experiences at Ford's booth at CES with our integration to Ford's AppLink platform." 

The winning "Real-Time Taxi" app, developed by PubNub's Geremy Cohen, is an example of the type of applications made possible with the PubNub Real-Time Network and the Ford AppLink platform. The app demonstrates how vehicle dispatch requests can be sent directly to the Ford dashboard, allowing the driver to respond with their steering wheel buttons. This concept is easily extended to a variety of real-time in-car uses: children requesting pick-up from their parents, real-time tracking of a teenage driver by a parent, synchronizing groups of friends driving in a caravan on a trip, commercial fleet management, and many more. PubNub manages the critical component of distributing real-time data to, from, and between drivers.  

About PubNub

The PubNub Real-Time Network provides the cloud infrastructure and key building blocks for real-time apps that scale globally to any device. PubNub enables real-time experiences like live dashboards and streams, collaboration, second screen synchronization, machine-to-machine signaling and more. While open source technologies like WebSockets, Socket.io, and SignalR are helping bring awareness of the possibilities of real-time, PubNub's simple API delivers scalable, reliable real-time interactivity across mobile, browser, desktop and server and supports over 50 environments, including iOS, Android and JavaScript. With traffic distributed across 14 datacenters worldwide, PubNub currently powers thousands of real-time apps and streams three million messages per second to over 100 million devices each month. Customers include: Rebtel, Viggle, GetTaxi, Humble Bundle, StageIT, Spreecast, Celly, Monotype, Class Dojo and more.

For more information, please visit www.pubnub.com.

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