Stoneroos is specialized in making interactive television accessible. Having 15 years of experience with design and development of user interfaces for all devices, we are the party to prepare your TV service for the future. Our team exists of experienced developers and designers mastered in a variety of fields, who work together effectively and are able to switch quickly to accommodate to the clients wishes. With a deep passion for large amounts of data, elegant code and beautiful intuitive products, our team is always on the lookout for innovative solutions when concerned with user experience and software solutions.
Next to being the producer of iTV solutions Stoneroos is also the supplier of EPGdata to over 3 million users in the Netherlands. Stoneroos has developed software to enrich this EPGdata, making it this more manageable, quicker and cheaper. This software is not only used for our own EPGdata, but can also be bought for third party use. Enriched data enable good iTV products and are necessary for challenges like content discovery and personal recommendations.
By having the proper mix of different disciplines within our company, Stoneroos always is full of ideas. There is plenty of room given to realise these ideas, which lead to a broad spectrum of own products, like the Companion App, Web TV app, iFanzy, SpotList Music, EPGdata.tv, PocketPro and the Fiets! app.
Stoneroos also supports others in developing their innovative ideas. Our participation in the start-up WeParc is a good example of this, where Stoneroos is responsible for the ICT solution.
Stoneroos is happy to announce the opening of a 2nd office in Spain.
The team of in house developers will be expanded with new highly qualified developers. The new office is located in the technological city of San Sebastian, so that Stoneroos can profit from the technical University of San Sebastian, where graduates with an IT-bachelor degree will get the opportunity to start a career at Stoneroos without moving to the Netherlands. This city offers an amazing working atmosphere with several tech-parks, innovation clusters and IT-professionals that form a unique R&D business network.
Since the foundation of Stoneroos in 2001 interactive television has been our focal point. When the very first interactive concepts for the set-top box were realised, Stoneroos played a pivotal role, like with the Dutch tv-program Willem Wever. And with the interactivity concerning the program C-Majeur multiple international prizes were won.
In these years we built applications commissioned by UPC Games and Rode Knop. At the same time we were working on the peronalised TV guide iFanzy, which was part of the European collaborations Passepartout and NoTube. We also made a couple of products for Rabobank, the interactive VOD portal for Rabo TV being the biggest. These experiences with designing and developing for set-top boxes made companies like Tele2 and Glashart Media (now KPN) landed at Stoneroos for developing their new iTV products on Amino set-top boxes.
The time that was put into developing digital TV guides and iTV user interfaces resulted eventually in the launch of our own EPGdata product and EPGdata services. Stoneroos now offers a powerful combination of metadata, design and backend development, all in-house!
The iTV landscape has changed considerably with the announcement and arrival of the first mobile devices. Stoneroos moved quickly into the market and launched apps that offered television viewer an even better experience. One example is the Companion app, a total TV solution that got put into operation by NPO and Glashart Media.
In between all the iTV activities we also branched out by starting up a couple of side projects. The Fiets! biking app is a good example, just like our golf app PocketPro and the music app SpotList. Next to the new challenges these side projects offer, they are also a stimulant for personal development and chances to innovate.
The most recent addition to our product portfolio is the Web TV app that offers the user the possibility to watch television online, both live and on demand. The Web TV app is able to put a stylish and friendly user interface on top of every type of player. This product has been successfully implemented in the OTT service KNIPPR for T-Mobile.