Stealth startup Quik.io hits the ground with iPad content streaming app

Stealth startup Quik.io hits the ground with iPad content streaming app

Summary: A startup by three former Cisco veterans has been in stealth mode for over a year developing an iPad app that aims at making streaming content to an iPad a simple operation.

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Three former Cisco veterans have been in stealth mode for over a year developing the Quik.io iPad app designed to stream media from any Mac or PC to the iPad. The app has an intelligent algorithm that can convert most media formats on the fly for streaming optimally on the iPad.

According to Quik.io CEO Michael Chen, the app will stream audio and video content over any network connection. The technology optimizes the streaming session based on the connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G) to provide the best streaming possible. The streaming occurs device to device directly and is not cloud-based. Quik.io brings simplicity to the complicated media streaming process, the user selects the content and the app handles everything automatically. The app automatically converts the content to a format appropriate for playing on the iPad.

"We developed Quik.io to help the consumer find an easy and secure way to share content on iOS devices". -- CEO Michael Chen

The Quik.io app on the iPad will also allow for copying content for local storage on the iPad. The company envisions users of the app filling up the iPad with content for trips. Most common video and audio formats are handled by the app, as well as Office file formats and PDFs for copying.

Users establish an account with Quik.io and can access content on any registered computer from any iPad. Only content free of DRM can be streamed/copied by the Quik.io app. The content can be shared with friends and family with complete control by the owner.

The app is available now for the iPad and is initially free for use. The app will cost a modest $2.99 after the initial launch, and the service is free. The company plans an Android version of Quik.io to be available soon, providing cross-platform usage.

Based in Mountain View, CA, Quik.io has raised $1.28 million in seed funding from Enspire Capital (Singapore/Taipei) and several other angel investors.

Topics: iPad, Apps

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  • Beta glitches

    I've found that it is very unreliable, will not restart after rebooting PC and will not recognize common video files (avi).
    ljl46@...
    • Beta glitches

      ljl46, we have responded to your similar posting on Quik.io forum. Could you send more information to support@quik.io?
      Mr-Quik
  • A good service for a free product

    It appears to be a great service for iPad. I installed Quik.io on my Mac and iPad. Within 5 min, I was able to play 1080P video on my iPad. I could also save it for offline viewing. Their "QuikSend" is simple and innovative. I was able to share music, and video with my friends' iPad. It would be great that the same service will be available for iPhone. I would be out of the hook for iTunes sync - a painful and time-consuming process.
    Johnnyw111
  • A winner in PC media streaming and downloader area

    I gave it a quick test drive. Quik.io looks to be a keeper. Love how their UI design. Simple and clean. Compared to other apps such as Air Video, VLC Streamer, this app appears to be designed with more professional quality. Functionality-wise, it also has more useful features, such as download and send to share. Will want to see more from Quik.io...
    deedeejston