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FamilyWall are happy with the "unbelievable boost" that Orange partnership provides.

What they do: FamilyWall is involved in several partnerships with Orange including: co-development, testing, APIs integration and distribution/promotion. What they do with us: The service integrates 3 Orange APIs including SMS & Billing. Results: It is distributed with Orange in France, other countries expected to follow soon.

This service integrates the following Orange APIs : SMS API and Direct Carrier Billing service.

FamilyWall Nicolas Frattaroli Photo

Family&co is a French start-up co-founded by Nicolas Frattaroli and Eric Vieillevigne in 2011. The FamilyWall application is a private space dedicated to the family. With FamilyWall, a family can share and exchange messages, photos, voicemails and videos privately and securely, while organizing all kinds of family activities more simply than ever before. It's been available online and via a mobile app for the past year. FamilyWall is a now a "freemium" option available for all Orange customers.

the challenge

We saw a need for increased distribution and boosting our technological know-how; as such these are things we work on in our partnership with Orange. Our business relationship is essential to promote our applications, while the technical teams from Orange and FamilyWall work together to develop new FamilyWall services. We're even developing some exclusive features for Orange, such as "Kids@home", which automatically notifies parents when their kids get home from school.

Orange hosted us on its stand at LeWeb'13, an experience which enabled us to speak with many bloggers, journalists and potential partners. We noticed that people are extremely interested in solutions related to privacy and confidentiality.

the results

FamilyWall has gained a lot from the partnership. One of the first things that comes to mind is the fantastic visibility. As a young start-up, we wouldn't have been able to afford such large-scale marketing for the distribution of our services. The Orange technical experts have also made an invaluable contribution to our project evolution. Working with FamilyWall has enabled Orange to put a complete family service on the market in record time for all its French customers.

We're currently preparing a new version of the FamilyWall app that will be distributed in early 2014. We're working with Orange to test new features using Lab Orange. We'll receive feedback from 300 users or "Lab Explorers". Thanks to their invaluable feedback, we'll be able to adapt new features accordingly.

We're currently preparing a new version of the FamilyWall app that will be distributed in early 2014. We're working with Orange to test new features using Lab Orange. We'll receive feedback from 300 users or "Lab Explorers". Thanks to their invaluable feedback, we'll be able to adapt new features accordingly.

FamilyWall Partner Screenshot

next steps

The next thing we're looking at is the deployment of our solution throughout the US. We have huge ambitions for the US market and we can't wait to get started. It's an unbelievable boost for a start-up such as ours to work with Orange, and we hope to continue this collaboration by developing projects in other Orange channels both in France and abroad.

Published: 14 Aug 2015 / Modified: 12 Jul 2017