New Website

Time for a change. The idea of this new site was to produce a clean and lean design, making it easy to understand HOCCER and easy to navigate.  Over the next weeks we’ll further improve the site and most importantly add better feedback channels.

All credit for this great site to Peter, our Art Director.

Throw a Crucial Catch!

For x.commerce innovate 2011 Hoccer teamed up with PayPal and Missionfish.org for showing Hoccer’s API abilities in a whole new way compared to what you saw on your phone so far. We coded a WebApp and a donation wall with which a charity (in our example it was the American Cancer Society) can collect donations for it’s cause. But how does this work?

The charity uses one or more large displays or projectors to show the donation wall (our example can be found here) which acts like a blackboard where all donations are shown to the audience of an event, a prom or similar. People who would like to donate use there smartphone to open a short URL (our example can be found here), the opened website shows a short form where the donor types in his name, an email address, a short comment and an amount. To send his donation the donor just makes a throw gesture with his phone (or taps a button in case the phone doesn’t support this) and the donation will be shown on the wall including the name,the comment and the amount the donor entered. To pay his donation the donor will receive an invoice using PayPal’s Invoice API

If you want to try our example just open the wall on your PC using a modern Browser (Chrome, Safari or Firefox) and open the WebApp on your phone. But remember: This is real! So please pay your donation ;). Also we put the code in a public github repository so if you want to use this for own charity feel free to use our example code. The backend was made by Ali Minaei from PayPal UK, thank you!

Hoccer zu Gast beim PayPal Partnerevent

Hoccer wurde von PayPal (Dtld.) zum jährlichen Partnerevent am 06. Juni 2011 in das Museum Hamburger Bahnhof eingeladen. Vor rund 100 E-Commerce-Unternehmen und Online-Händlern demonstrierte unser CEO Pavel Mayer zukünftige Möglichkeiten des digitalen Geldtransfers. Mit sogenannten “Hoclets” können dynamische Web-Inhalte in Apps dargestellt werden, mit deren Hilfe unter anderem die gestengesteuerte Übertragung von Geldbeträgen zwischen internetfähigen Endgeräten abgebildet werden kann.

Hoccer @ Internet World Trade Fair & Congress

Meet us form 12.-13.4. at the Internet World fair in Munich, at the ICM, booth number F 121. You receive first hand information from our representatives. We provide information about our products, partner programs, job opportunities, and cooperations. For appointments, call +49 30 24 63 09 89 or email to contact@hoccer.com

Hoccer wird sich vom 12.-13.4. auf der Internet World Messe im ICM München, am Stand F 121 präsentieren. Treffen Sie uns, um neuste Informationen über Hoccer zu erhalten. Termine können unter +49 30 24 63 09 89 oder per Email contact@hoccer.com gemacht werden.

Do your presentations with the Hoccer Wall

Because we wanted to use the Hoccer Wall for our Linccer Tech Talk at Droidcon Berlin, we added a useful Lock-Feature:



If restrict to last thrower is activated, the Wall will only display content which comes from who ever had thrown the latest picture. So if you like to give a presentation and don’t want to be interruped:

  1. Browse to http://wall.hoccer.com
  2. Toggle your Browser to display the page Fullscreen
  3. Open the options (button in the lower right corner)
  4. Set your location, if not detected automaticly
  5. Throw an image with your iOS or Android Client
  6. Activate Restirct to last thrower
  7. Show off!


Hoccer Wall goes live!

We’ve first previewed the upcoming Hoccer Wall at the Always-On Festival in Berlin:

As you can see, the Wall simply displays all images which are thrown at the current location. From now on everyone can use this localized zero-conf presentation tool by browsing to wall.hoccer.com. Because this Web App is such a great demonstration of using our Linccing Service, we published the code at GitHub.

We’ve got great feedback after the Always-On Festival: Radio SWR2 aired a german radio feature and the German TV broadcaster Alex Berlin recorded the whole event (to be aired at 9. March 2011, 20:15).

Hoccer 2.0

We have finally released Hoccer 2.0 for Android, iOS and the Web! The look and feel has not changed much but the new Linccer backend improves usability enormously: Handshaking two devices is ultra fast and file up- and download will happen at the same time as can be seen by the progress bars:

Our improved Web App focuses on one-to-one sharing simply with the dragging gesture. If your browser is able to provide location information, then desktop to mobile transfer is a matter of a single click:

Always On Festival Berlin

Hoccer will participate at the just announced Always On Festival Berlin at 24. Februrary 2011 in Meistersaal Berlin.

In the future we are “always on”. We are constantly networking with our friends, have full data access on the road to e-mails, corporate data and intelligent knowledge databases, whether on the phone, a tablet computer, on screen or with an e-book Reader.

The always-on-Berlin festival takes this trend to a hype. It elaborates how the mobile Internet will change the life of today and tomorrow and highlights the technological development in economic, cultural and political perspective. In the spirit of a festival together with celebrated actors innovative applications in an entertaining manner will be shown. But some criticism for the digital society are also in rumor.

Hoccer @ digitaltouch Frankfurt

Meet us at digitaltouch in Frankfurt, Booth number: 12. You receive first hand information from our marketing representatives. We provide information about our products, partner programs, job opportunities, and cooperations. For appointments, call +49.30.24 63 09 89 or email to contact@hoccer.com

Hoccer auf Radio Fritz! gefeatured

Heute morgen lief ein witziger Beitrag über unsere Hoccer App bei Radio Fritz! Nachmittags kommt noch mal eine Widerholung, aber wir haben netter weise auch den Audiomittschnitt bekommen (ca. 1 Minute):

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Außderdem gibt es noch eine Infoseite zum diesem Radiobeitrag bei Radio Fritz!