Ad Hoc Labs taps Bandwidth to drive scale for its acclaimed “Burner” service for iOS and Android
Raleigh, North Carolina – November 4, 2013 – Bandwidth, the leading choice for innovative and scalable voice, 9-1-1 and SMS solutions, today announced that Ad Hoc Labs has chosen Bandwidth’s Application Platform to power its popular Burner App.
Named one of Time Magazine’s Top 10 Apps of 2013, Ad Hoc Labs’ Burner mobile apps enable users to instantly activate a phone number as a private line on iPhone or Android devices for voice and SMS communication. Burner is beneficial as a privacy layer in many situations, from posting contact information on social media, making transactions on classified sites, online dating, professional use by teachers, doctors and lawyers, and more.
Ad Hoc Labs is able to scale its Burner App across a rapidly growing iOS and Android user base using Bandwidth’s nationwide voice and messaging network and the company’s Application Platform APIs. In addition to gaining better scalability and cost control, Ad Hoc Labs benefits from a rapid and easy technical integration. Working directly with a national provider would normally involve building and running a VoIP network. Because Bandwidth provides the platform and a nationwide voice/SMS network, the technical integration process is very efficient.
“Bandwidth’s platform has been great to work with. We get a level of customization, support and scale that is unprecedented for us, and we also get access to a full-featured API platform so we don’t have to become a phone company to run our service,” said Greg Cohn, CEO at Ad Hoc Labs. “Bandwidth provides us with a solid direct-to-provider relationship and a platform that our developers can easily work with – not to mention a great support relationship.”
“We have a long history of working with developers like Ad Hoc Labs who see rapid growth with a popular service like Burner,” said Steve Leonard, Bandwidth Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Our team is focused on improving and innovating the tools we offer to ensure customers like Ad Hoc Labs are able to quickly ramp up their business. Our APIs for phone number management and full-featured Application Development Platform save our partners time and money. They can remain focused on their applications, not the complexities associated with telecom.”
Bandwidth’s network powers voice, 9-1-1 and SMS services for many of the country’s largest, most recognizable brands such as Google, Skype and Ring Central. Bandwidth customers can choose between three distinct platforms to access the company’s network and services, depending on the degree of telecom infrastructure a customer wants to outsource versus handle in-house. Regardless of the platform used, Bandwidth’s tools provide ready access to a nationwide network, so customers can search for and provision thousands of numbers in seconds.
For more information on Ad Hoc’s Burner app please visit http://burnerapp.com.
For more information on Bandwidth’s Application Platform APIs please visit http://bandwidth.com/openAPI.
About Ad Hoc Labs, Inc.
Ad Hoc Labs is a mobile software company focused on creating tools to give consumers tighter control of their personal information and empower them to make smarter decisions about privacy. The company was founded by Greg Cohn (formerly of Yahoo! and several prior startups) and Will Carter (formerly of Nokia, and whose previous efforts include several early and innovative mobile and location apps). Ad Hoc Labs is located in Los Angeles, CA and is part of a burgeoning movement of startups working on mobile privacy awareness and solutions for consumers.
Bandwidth is among the nation’s largest and fastest-growing communication technology companies. The company operates two divisions – wholesale & enterprise and consumer & SMB – that share a mission of transforming the communications industry. Across the divisions, Bandwidth provides a full range of communications services, including voice origination, termination and toll free; a full suite of 9-1-1 services; SMS solutions; SIP Trunking; hosted VoIP for SMBs; and a consumer wireless business. Founded in 1999, and a certified CLEC in 49 states, Bandwidth is a profitable company headquartered in Raleigh, NC with a large remote office in Denver, CO and field offices in eight other cities.