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A fast and accurate 
mobile app

Frontier Silicon is the leading supplier of digital and smart radio technology.

They are the market leader in the provision of solutions for consumer DAB digital radios with high-end customers including Sony, Philips, Pure and Panasonic.
Client: Frontier Silicon
Industry: Audio

At a Glance

  • New local media playback function enables users to play their own music in conjunction with streaming
  • Professional delivery enables the client team to hit milestones and enhance functionality
  • Coderus required to deliver end-to-end design
  • Supported by iOS and Android smartphones & tablets

Project Services

Mobile App Development

The Challenge

Frontier Silicon is a leader in the field of smart audio technologies for digital radios. Founded in 2001, Frontier Silicon has offices around the globe with customers that include Sony, Philips, Pure, Panasonic, Roberts, Grundig, Bose, Bang & Olufsen, and several major retailer own-brands.

Frontier Silicon’s in-house team had already developed a streaming app, UNDOK. Supported by at least 50 audio manufacturers, the app is a music streaming remote control for radios, speakers and soundbars. Allowing users to navigate between audio modes, browse content and select presets across single devices and multi-room groups, UNDOK delivers a highly flexible and intuitive experience for connected audio.

To further enhance its features and capabilities, Frontier Silicon asked Coderus to deliver a ‘Local Media Playback’ (LMP) function. This would enable users to play and manage music from multiple stations, from a device of their choice, wirelessly transmitting to a Frontier Silicon-compatible home network audio device.

Frontier chose Coderus to provide the mobile optimised streaming technology to our UNDOK app and ecosystem based on their proven track record in mobile applications development. Throughout the development and review, Coderus has gone to great lengths to ensure the whole end-to-end design performed to an exceptionally high standard, a requirement that we need in order to maintain robustness in wireless smart audio products.
Prem Rajalingham
Commercial Officer at Frontier
In addition to delivering a solution that supports embedded module manufacturers designs, the Coderus solution successfully withstands the challenging wireless environments of technology exhibitions.

Our Methodology

Our mission was to build and develop an application that would provide Frontier Silicon users with the ability to stream from their phone or tablet-based personal files from a compatible home network.

Rising above all the challenges presented to us, our team successfully transformed an audio streaming application, enhance functionality and deliver end-to-end design features to provide an exceptional user experience.

The Tech_

  • Local Media Playback (LMP)
  • Native iOS and Android Applications
  • Compatibility with a wide range of devices 
  • Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) standard

Project Services

Mobile App Development

The Story

We presented a solution that would offer a smooth transition between audio tracks, and offer wide support across different devices. To meet user expectations, it would deliver an optimal experience across iOS and Android platforms.

Initially, we focused on integration, working with Frontier Silicon’s proprietary libraries, its Venice 6.5 platform and other UPnP AV devices.

Coderus has significant experience in working with existing partner ecosystems, and, as a Design Partner for the likes of Cypress and Qualcomm, we were able to utilise our experience of process design to proceed with confidence.

The Results

Once fully functional and complete, Frontier Silicon confirmed that the delivered solution met all expectations for ease of use and responsiveness, with the following benefits:

  • Compatibility across a wide range of devices: developed
    Library adheres to the strict UPnP AV standard
  • Compact coding: changes made within the app were low
    impact to ensure music was streamed as efficiently as
    possible, improving the user experience
  • Internal reassurance: the QA teams testified to the quality
    of the delivered solution
  • Sustainable: future updates are easily managed by the
    provision of an independent Library
  • Support for continuous improvement: through the
    provision of comprehensive documentation.</p>
Apps and bespoke solutions delivered
App downloads and users worldwide
Apps and bespoke solutions delivered

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