Digital Downloads

Solution Overview

DIRECT for Downloads

If your business relies on the download manager capabilities of Chrome, Edge or Firefox, you're probably leaving money on the table.  Upgrade your customer's experience to the speed and convenience of DIRECT for Downloads.

Fast, Scalable and Secure: Content is optimized for Internet delivery and distributed via a global CDN.

Friendly User Experience: Increase customer satisfaction and completion rates by providing a modern interface and intuitive user controls.

End-to-End Visibility: Monitor your customer experiences in real-time, track success rates, errors, and performance.

Better than the Browser: Faster, friendlier and puts you in control of the User Experience from start to finish.

DIRECT for Downloads is a cloud-based continuous delivery DevOps platform built to automate the deployment of any downloadable digital content, and leverage the global reach and scale of content delivery networks (CDNs).  DIRECT for Downloads provides a superior download manager user experience to both your internal teams and global customer base without the need for adding hardware.  No servers to set up and maintain, and no complex software programs to configure.

Core Features

Features Description
Intelligent File Transfer
Download Management User Controls Provide options to choose save location and pause, resume or cancel a download, along with real-time performance on throughput and write speed.
Guaranteed Data Integrity Every byte is validated using a secure hash algorithm (SHA) to ensure it exactly matches data in the master repository.
Automatic Error Recovery Internet errors from HTTSs, DNS, faulty routers and dropped packets are automatically remediated without end user interruption.
Delivery via Global CDN Works on virtually any CDN.
Multiple Data Repositories Specify any number of repositories per release for flexibility in how, when new file packages are deployed and updated.
CDN Optimized Data Format Files and packages are transformed to a file format that is optimized for fastest delivery via CDN and eliminate CDN propogation errors.
High Performance Multi-threaded Downloads Multipe simultaneous HTTP and I/O threads parallelize download and write operations to minimize download and update times.
Data Compression Data is compressed on ingest and decompressed on the fly during the download to achieve data transfer savings of 5-40% and reduce download times to target systems.
Data Security
CDN Token Authentication Protect content on the CDN from unauthorized access by securing content URLs.
HTTPS Data Delivery Deliver data securely over HTTPS with a global CDN.
Geo-IP Blocking Restrict access to URLs from specific geo locations by IP address.
AES Data Encryption Secure your application content with AES encryption on your premises using your own encryption keys.
Client Workflow Options
Custom EULA Require acceptance of your EULA prior to an application download or update.
Installer Functions Check and download pre-requisites, create shortcuts and icons, read and create registry settings and more...
Auto-Launch Applications Set the client to automatically launch your application upon completion.
Continuous Delivery/DevOps
Build System Integration Pre-configured deployment scripts are provided for easy integration with your build system.
Automated Deployments via REST API Automate deployments with our deployment scripts and REST API.
Manage Deployments Across Environments Easily promote releases across Development, QA, Stage and Live environments.
Deployment Analytics
Funnel Reporting View deployment data as an acquisition funnel showing completion and abandonment rates and where users are dropping out of the funnel.
Live Ops Monitoring Live operation data shows the health of ongoing deployments.
Data Export Send data to Mixpanel, Keen, AWS Firehose or S3 for import into other BI solutions.
Client User Interface Options
Branded UI White label UI template uses your branding.
Localization Localize client UI messaging into any language.
Integrations
Ecommerce Integrate with shopping card check out for dynamic payload insertion.
Entitlement Entitle client end users to specific release and/or environments.

Push Any Release to Production at Any Time

DIRECT is the only available solution on the market that provides a Continuous Delivery environment, allowing you to push any release to production at any time. By supporting Continuous Delivery best practices, DIRECT makes it easy to move builds through your promotion chain. You'll be able to rapidly deploy game builds to new and returning players.

Take Advantage of our Experience
DIRECT is based on 10 years of experience working with software, AAA game developers, and application publishers to help them speed up the last-mile of the game deployment pipeline.  It simplifies the way your internal teams and partners work with your game.

Process New Releases Fast​
DIRECT scales on-demand because it was designed to take advantage of the benefits of Amazon Web Services (AWS).  It provides on-demand capacity to rapidly process each new release and then automatically pass the new build release to the library on a global CDN to ensure reach and performance.

DIRECT Continuous Delivery Environment

Get More Visibility into User Acquisition and Retention

Geo Reporting
Know where your customers are located and what the performance experience is in their region or location.

Real-Time Analytics
All information has an expiration date.  That is why we provide real-time analytics for our customers so they are able to make critical business decisions on the fly.

Funnel Analytics
Understanding how the user experience is contributing to the success or failure of your conversion funnel is critical. Our customers have found that having this visibility provides the critical information necessary for making informed decisions that impact the overall success of  acquisition and conversion initiatives.

Error Reporting
DIRECT has auto-error-recovery that minimizes the impact of delivery or network errors.

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