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Booste

Run performance desktop apps from any device.

Booste makes software that wraps around existing desktop apps (such as 3D CAD or video editing tools), runs them from a supercomputer in the cloud, and streams the experience to any device.
We're bringing the convenience of the cloud to desktop software.
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
Hi everyone! I'm excited to do my first ever Product Hunt launch with Booste. Booste is inspired by my time as a Mechanical Engineering undergrad, when I'd hike through the Midwest winter snow in order to do my 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) assignments in the engineering computer labs. I had tried to run the apps from my "laptop" which was more like a glorified tablet, and the experience was so painfully slow that I quickly gave up and did work on campus with my fellow students, often staying in the lab until the wee hours of the morning. I made Booste for the engineers and designers, students and freelancers, who need an easier way to run the apps they love.
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Alexander Spoor
Founder of European Hype
Always nice to see the future pop up in the now :) Quick question here, say I want to edit a video in the cloud (assuming video editing software is supported), how would Booste handle the RAW file upload process?
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
@alexanderspoor Hey, thanks Alexander! Our system just drops a folder onto your local desktop, and everything in that folder syncs automatically to the video editing app in the cloud. Upload times are pretty standard, and once they're up there, you can manipulate them, save them, move them from app to app, etc, as if they were local. The thesis of Booste is to make it so easy and familiar that you forget that you're even in the cloud. Regarding supported software: Currently, any free windows-native app is supported. As for licensed apps, they are not currently supported, but I've started talks with Adobe to get Premier licenses. Happy to update everyone as this matures!
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Alexander Spoor
Founder of European Hype
@erikdoingthings Got it :) Thanks for the reply, looking forward to see Booste evolve over time!
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
We are slowly rolling product out in multiple cohorts, as features are added. Go to http://www.booste.io/request_acc... to get on the waitlist. DEAL: Include the code "PH-Launch" in the access request form, until October 1st, and get 50% off subscription through the end of 2020, a total value of $225.
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Luka DoverPeak Performance via Elegant Simplicity
Very interesting concept.
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
@ldover Thanks Luka! Happy to have your feedback.
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Evan LairdCMO/CTO @ dinely
Awesome! Just jumped on the beta access. When will beta be released and can this run on any device (Mac, PC, iPad, tablet, etc.)?
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
@lairdep23 It runs on Windows at the moment. The aim is to support MacOS within 6 months.
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Evan LairdCMO/CTO @ dinely
@erikdoingthings Noted will have to wait about 6 months for me but I'll be there!
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
@lairdep23 Edit: I can have this version of the beta ready on MacOS by October 1st.
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Wow, this is probably one of the most revolutionary ideas I've seen in a while. Allowing users with minimal financial means to still stay competitive in industries. Great idea! I'm convinced Booste will change the way freelancers operate! When would Android and mobile be ideally released?
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
@rainer_erani Mid 2020 would be a good goal.
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Bill DuntemanFarmer needing remote access
Agriculture is becoming big data. Having access to multiple platforms remotely is a huge benefit.
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
@bill_dunteman Automatic file-sync is for you!
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Rajiv Ayyangar
Product | Data | Climbing | Wine
Very cool. I’m also looking forward to Mac! What are the main use cases you’re seeing?
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
@rajiv_ayyangar Lots of inbound interest for photo and video editing!
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
@rajiv_ayyangar Also pleasantly surprised by the developer response. Running RAM intensive apps like Android Studio or Eclipse.
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Neil LeeProduct designer
Looks like the request access form is broken.
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
@neilio Thanks for the heads up Neil. It looks like it is up and running from my end, but if you're still having issues, send me an email at erik@booste.io and I'll get you on the list.
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Brian Roach
Growth @ KlientBoost.com
Can it handle running Ableton Live 10?
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
@anodigitalI Booste does successfully run an install of Live Lite, as proof-of-concept. Once licensing is figured out, the full Live 10 would be easy to add. I have yet to build out audio and USB/MIDI communication, so until then, DAW products are currently not recommended. In the current state, 3D CAD is most useable, as it can run without access to USB ports or audio channels.
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Erik Dunteman
Maker
Founder and Engineer
@anodigitali Booste is app-agnostic, so anything that can be installed on your computer can be run from the cloud.
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