Infinit

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Infinit
Infinit's logo, introduced in 2012
Developer(s) infinit.io SAS
Initial release November 2013
Development status Active
Written in C++
Python
Objective C
Operating system Microsoft Windows
OS X 10.7+
Linux
Type File transfer
License Proprietary software
BSD
Website infinit.io

Infinit is a file transfer service operated by infinit.io SAS, headquartered in Paris, France. The Infinit product takes the form of a native client running on OS X (10.7+) and, supposedly by the end of 2013, on Windows and Linux.[1][needs update]

The product enables users to send files to each other through a simple drag/drop process while the data is transferred by connecting directly the machine in peer-to-peer. as opposed to the server-centric model used by Cloud services. The service has been reported to be faster than the competitive solutions, including Apple's local file transfer protocol AirDrop.[2] In addition, the files being transferred are never stored in the Cloud while being encrypted locally i.e before leaving the sender's computer for only the recipient to be able to decrypt them.[3]

Company[edit]

Infinit is headquartered in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, France, hosted by Gandi Labs, an incubator launched by the domain and hosting service, Gandi SAS. It was reported the company had a $0.5 million investment from Alive Ideas[4] and other business angels.

Infinit was a member of the second season of Le Camping, a Paris-based startup accelerator, participating in a 6-month program from September 2011 to March 2012.[5] Infinit was selected in July 2013 by Agoranov, a research-based startup incubator in Paris.[6]

Infinit has been mentioned in some startup competitions such as Qualcomm QPrize 2012.[7]

Technology[edit]

The company maintains and extends the Infinit technology originally developed by one of its founders, Julien Quintard, during his research as a PhD student at the University of Cambridge.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Infinit: A fast, unlimited file-transfer desktop app for creatives". 
  2. ^ "Infinit Makes File Transfers Between Macs Fast and Painless". 
  3. ^ "Infinit launches a new, fast file-transfer app for Mac OS". 
  4. ^ "Alive Ideas". Alive Ideas web site. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Season 2 Le Camping". Web site. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "12 Projets Incubée par Agoranov Rėcompensės au Concours National la Cėation D'Énteprises Innovantes 2013". Agoranov web site. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.  (French)
  7. ^ "Winner of Qualcomm Venture QPrize 2012". Wired. October 2012. 
  8. ^ Julien Quintard (12 June 2012). "Towards a worldwide storage infrastructure". Retrieved 10 August 2013. 

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