CREATING AN ONLINE PLATFORM
SafeBox was an early innovator when they wanted to create their first online storage version. SafeBox had experience in creating security systems for most banks in Norway; accordingly their knowledge was leveraged in designing this solution. It became the most secure cloud service on the market and it even holds this position today after we developed Version 2.
Everyone is concerned with security of their private and valuable documents. Our objective was simply to design a digital safe. SafeBox also offered a service for clients to send in documents to be maintained in a secure physical location after they were scanned and posted into a virtual vault. We quickly realized the requirement to store media files such as music, photos and video. This concept was cutting-edge at the time as if was prior to the availability of services like Spotify and we further envisioned that customers would expect to upload their music library to securely store then in addition to providing support for access at any connected computer or device. SafeBox agreed with us and we redefined the original specification to incorporate the additional requirements.
After agreeing on the solution, we put our thinking caps on and pulled the sketch pads out. The basic idea was to create an HTML GUI but with media playback. As HTML5 was not integrated into all browsers, we decided upon Adobe® Flash® as our front-end technology. This selection afforded several advantages including multiple file upload as well as live web playback of large files like large video files. Using the Adobe® Flash® Media Server, the back-end could generate preview files in QuickTime® that could be played by the Flash browser plugin and also this version could be downloaded and shared easily.