With an extensive background in software development and ten years as a Microsoft MVP Gold Developer, Giuseppe Porcelli now sits at the helm of Lakeba, the parent company of Quixxi.
We caught up with this very busy Chief Executive for a quick chat about Quixxi and to find out what’s the most exciting about this global software.
“What a lot of people don’t understand about Quixxi,” says Giuseppe, “is that it has multiple uses. To take you back to the beginning, let me explain that developers have two major challenges when delivering a product. The first is the investment. Entrepreneurs and developers within existing companies need to find capital to fund their venture.”
“The second problem for those working on new apps is knowledge. You may have a great idea for an app, but there is a huge amount of knowledge required to put everything into practice.”
“Lakeba developed Quixxi to solve both these problems at the same time. By using our suite of software, developers have access to several ‘pieces of the app development puzzle’ that are coded, prepared and ready to go. This reduces development time, meaning they need less investment and they don’t have to hire the talent to write as much code from scratch.”
“If an app is made of many pieces,” explains Giuseppe, “Quixxi provides the standard pieces… the ones that each app needs to run in the background.”
Two examples of what Giuseppe is referring to are a 360 video component and also a ready-to-use analytics and tracking system.
“Global leaders spend years and up to millions of dollars creating certain platforms, making it impossible for other enterprises to keep up,” Giuseppe clarifies, “With Quixxi, new or non-technical businesses can implement the basic building blocks of their app and then be free to focus on creating a unique solution as well as marketing and growing their product.”
The idea for Quixxi began four years ago as a way of keeping one step ahead of the marketplace.
“What our competitors do is find out a well known problem and then work on a solution,” says Giuseppe, “At Quixxi, we spent three years building prediction technology, a set of intelligent machines that collect informations from all over the world, studying the questions and answers that come up on developer forums. It is this technology that enables the global community to tell us what problems the wider marketplace will face in the near future.”
It was developers talking about analytics for different platforms that helped the Quixxi team come up with a data tracking solution for Augmented Reality, which has now led to a world-first partnership between Quixxi and Microsoft for HoloLens
“The most exciting element of Quixxi is that we are continually accessing information about the products of tomorrow,” exclaims Giuseppe. “While our competitors are working on solutions to existing problems, we’re a step ahead and are working on solutions to problems that people don’t even know they will have yet.”
By solving these problems, Quixxi is able to work with government departments, major enterprise and small businesses around the world, providing them with easy to access solutions that save them time and money.
As well as being part of a world-first partnership and delivering analytics in tandem with Microsoft HoloLens, the element of Quixxi that Giuseppe is most proud of is the security SDK that Quixxi has made available to developers.
“Security is the biggest issue of the software industry today,” warns Giuseppe, “Once hackers have figured out how to break into an app once, they can do it for any version, on any device. It’s as if every person’s app has the exact same lock, and you just need one key.”
“What Quixxi does is provide a unique security layer, effectively proving a different lock. Hackers would have to constantly be trying to figure out the logic of getting into the back end of an app and it would take them months every time.”
So what’s next for this innovative platform?
“The thing about Quixxi is that it is constantly evolving,” says Giuseppe, “Our team of over 55 people is a constant cycle of discovering problems, developing the answers and publishing our solutions with the global online development community.”
“Last month we began a pilot program with developers in order to gather their feedback and find out how we can better extend our services.”
From this study, Giuseppe and his team found that it’s a case of the more, the merrier. “We are now considering extending Quixxi to the Opensource Community in order to help our own product to grow. Doing this would add to our knowledge and our expertise, giving other platforms the ability to truly leverage the possibilities of Quixxi.”
According to Giuseppe, the next challenge from a real point of view is to inform the developer community about Quixxi and dispatch information to enable them to be part of the stream.
And from a tech point of view?
“The challenge is always to find new skills, new engineers and new data scientists to help us make Quixxi a better product for all.”
Interested to find out more about how Quixxi can fast-track app development with better security, data tracking, 360 video and more? Visit quixxisecurity.com