Whenever I purchase accessories for my superbike on one of the leading websites, Revzilla, I’m confident that my shipment will be received in the most efficient and logical way possible. Revzilla operates in the U.S and delivers worldwide. I recently received a beautiful set of new tires for my Aprilia Tuono (means thunder in Italian) and the whole experience was as expected as usual, which is good. They were swiftly shipped via FedEx and made a short stop in Dubai before coming to where I reside, which is in Lahore, Pakistan. The behind the scenes logistical processes and procedures which are performed by international mail and logistics companies are mind-boggling and provide the sender and receiver with an increasingly decent and certain experience.
Similarly, if I have to transfer files, call, or message over the internet, a similar visual process can be envisaged. I got married recently and my wife had to send me a large set of files containing videos and pictures which was delivered to her over a cloud-based file transfer service. She’s at home and I’m at the office. We both are in the same city. But, all the options of sending the file over the internet involved saving the file on a server thousands of kilometers away only to be downloaded by me sitting not more than twenty kilometers away from her! It took me a while to wrap my head around this activity and it got me thinking. What if FedEx had sent my tyres all the way to Australia, which is another 9,000 km for Pakistan, only to be returned to Pakistan, wasting time, money and carriage space on the plane or ship. In the same way, my files should not have to make round the world trips to reach the intended destination. Such a process also wastes time, money and bandwidth which could be used for something more important.
“And when I have to send a colleague a message who is sitting in the next room, rather than picking up the PBEX to dial OR use a cloud-based service like WhatsApp, I should be able to send that message over the same WiFi network we both are connected too. The same can be applied to voice and video calls. And if we are not connected to the same WiFi network, this should also be possible over a direct communication channel between our devices, based on antenna proximity. Call it Hotspot, WiFi Direct or whatever, the point is to get the data to the recipient in the most efficient, quick and cheapest way possible.”
All of this is currently possible but requires a range of separate applications and considerable I.T expertise. The whole process of switching back and forth from various applications, multiple calls to the I.T help desk and a steep learning curve renders the whole experience null and void. What we intend to do is bring all modes of data transfer into one platform, one window. This file-sharing experience will be seamless and provide the user with the most powerful communication process on the internet bar none!
In order to understand the scale of this inefficiency, please note that the worldwide trade in digital goods exceeded the value of trade in physical goods and services in 2018. And what if we could make those file transfer routes better, faster and more secure than they are today? That is the mission at trango, which is an ultra-fast, real-time file sharing service that supports encryption and guarantees the privacy of your files.
The internet has come a long way. It ushered a new wave of connectivity. Connectivity allowed people and organizations to share data with each other. Whenever you view a website, you are technically downloading data into your browser and when you sign up for a subscription, you are uploading data. It is this sharing and presentation of data over network channels which constitutes the internet.
In an increasingly connected world, we saw the emergence of client-server architecture, which proceeded to become the dominant way to access and provide services over the internet. The cloud, as we know it is a byproduct of the client-server architecture. Thousands of websites and applications have been built using this architecture. And those websites and applications have served society well. Up until now. A new era, where a large number of consumers don’t want to pay for services using the data of their personal lives, is rising. Of course, the client-server model will exist and keep flourishing because a large number of applications and processes need the cloud to function. But, there are certain processes and procedures which can be performed in a safer and faster manner without third-party servers such as data transfer, whether in the form of file-sharing or communication. This is what trango envisions to enhance the file sharing experience for the world creating next-generation technology and innovate the whole process.