How much does Superpowered cost? What are the licensing terms?
The entire Superpowered Audio SDK license has free and paid licenses. We want your app to be super-powerful and incredibly successful, so we’ve engineered a free, fully featured license of Superpowered. Superpowered can used to create unlimited apps as long as 1) the the total number of app-installs number less than 500,000, 2) the app is publicly distributed and 3) features the Superpowered splash screen. For questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
If Superpowered SDK offers a free version, then what is your business model?
Our business model sees us licensing our SDK to organizations that are building embedded/pre-bundled/pre-installed apps or have app-footprints above 500,000 total app-installs. Lastly, we also provide paid support options too. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
How does Superpowered compare to Core Audio by Apple and to OpenSL ES?
With advances in computational signal processing, The Superpowered Audio SDK offers more features, takes significantly less development time, and provides higher audio quality and less CPU/battery usage. Developers can compare Superpowered to Core Audio by Apple and to OpenSL ES.
Do you have any case studies of apps running Superpowered as their audio infrastructure?
The heart of Superpowered is a set of patent-pending DSP (digital signal processing) and computational signal processing optimization methods that deliver high performance and energy efficiency through matching algorithms to processor architecture. Superpowered technology is designed to leverage ARM® architecture, allowing it improve the performance of 99.99% of all mobile devices manufactured.
What are the technical requirements and/or dependencies?
Superpowered is designed for ARM powered® devices with the ARM® NEON™ architecture extension. Practically speaking, this covers 99% of all mobile devices, from smartphones to tablets to emerging products in wearable computing. It runs on X86 (Intel processors) too. There is no other dependency. Superpowered is a pure software solution with no hardware modification required.
Where does Superpowered sit in the software stack?
Since Superpowered has no dependency on third-party components or OS features, so it doesn’t matter which software stack or operating system runs on top. Superpowered can be embedded in any software, at any level, such as iOS apps, Android™ apps or even Android™ OS flavors.
How long does it take to integrate?
The Superpowered Audio SDK takes less than a working day to integrate.
Can you provide benchmarking data?
The Superpowered Audio SDK contains an example app showing how easy it is to get started with Superpowered, and how easy it is to measure audio performance. The example app is also useful for comparing against Apple’s Core Audio and vDSP too.
How about DSP for image and video processing?
Superpowered optimization methods greatly enhance image and video processing efficiency (codecs, etc.). Image and video SDKs will be released in the near future.
Is there any offline mode?
Superpowered can be used in both real-time and offline “modes”. More precisely, Superpowered doesn’t ‘care’ if it runs in a real-time audio callback or processes offline. It just works with the highest performance possible. The SDK includes a simple offline processing example project too.