Kandy.io

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Kandy
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2014
Headquarters Pleasanton, California, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Paul Pluschkell (Founder), David Walsh (President, CEO and Chairman of GENBAND)
Products GENBAND
Website www.kandy.io

Kandy is a communications platform as a service (PaaS) created by GENBAND in September 2014.[1] The Kandy platform is designed to enhance software applications with real-time communications capabilities. Kandy is headed by Paul Pluschkell, who also serves as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Cloud Services for Kandy’s parent company GENBAND. Kandy’s cloud-based platform enables companies to seamlessly embed messaging, voice, video, presence and co-browsing into Web and mobile applications.

Kandy offers a suite of Quick Starts, SDKs, APIs, and applications.

History[edit]

Kandy was formed when GENBAND announced the launch of its real-time software development communications platform in September 2014.[2][3]

In January 2015, GENBAND introduced the Real Time Communication Tour via the KandyMobile, a tour bus equipped with Kandy product demonstrations and use cases that travelled across North America.[4]

In March 2015, GENBAND launched the Kandy Throw Down competition to encourage developers to add real-time communications into new or existing apps. In June 2015, GENBAND launched the Ottawa Kandy Hackathon, and hosted more than 20 hackathons online and throughout North America.[5]

Since launch, Kandy has formed partnerships with businesses including Accellion,[6] SAP,[7] and Tech Mahindra.[8]

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