IoT application development
IoT application development is a territory we have begun to explore over the past few years. We have developed systems for industrial automation and smart fleet management.
We help companies at any stages of IoT, from creating brand new IoT systems to extending existing technologies into IoT or maintaining live IoT ecosystems.
Does IoT make sense for my business?
It isn’t straightforward to figure out what you need to do to win at IoT. It is a still relatively new technology and as with every new concept, there is a lack of use cases or applications ideas, thus discouraging decision makers looking to innovate.
Nevertheless, IoT applications and opportunities transforming productivity are increasing quickly across industries. For example, by connecting fleet vehicles to the internet, operators can remotely monitor the vehicles for defects, apply predictive maintenance and thus reducing downtime events and unexpected costs.
The hardest part to overcome in order to embark on an IoT journey is, first and foremost, a change of the business perspective. Shifting focus from manufacturing goods to exploring new technologies to smart up the production line can feel like a long way.
Still, companies need to carefully consider how, where and why IoT aligns with their goals.
While considering the promising benefits, managers should also consider what would be the loss of not adopting IoT. One of our customers, a producer of automotive systems, has moved from IoT-curious to offering a wide array of options to remotely supervise a vehicle, implementing IoT technologies that enable location tracking, fault diagnostics, maintenance and monitoring in 18 months since first getting in touch with us.
When evaluating if and how your company might grow with components of IoT, answering questions like the ones below will help you assess the journey through IoT implementation:
• IoT ideation – what IoT use cases align best with your company’s goals?
• Do you have a strategic roadmap for IoT?
• Have you examined the IoT security facets?
• How will you calculate the ROI of your IoT projects?
• Have you considered how ready is your IT infrastructure for IoT?
The components of an IoT system
Either sensors or the device itself collect data from the environment. IoT systems can essentially collect any type of data, depending of the requirement. Data can be from as simple as temperature, humidity, GIS coordinates, pressure, speed, gas or dust amount, inclination to full video feeds.
The sensors send data to a server for storage, by using a connection, either cellular, Wi-Fi, or internet. The data can be communicated in various forms, such as an electrical signal or a numerical value. Once the data is stored, it is made available for the next step, namely analysis.
The data gets to the cloud and it is processed towards the desired result. For example, one can check if the temperature is within acceptable bounds or, more complex systems, to identify when certain objects appear in a video stream (for example to protect against intruders). But what if the temperature exceeds the expected limits or if there is someone in your house?
The end user will be informed via an application, or other interfaces (email, SMS, notification). Depending on the system, the end user might have access to an interface allowing to proactively check the system, like viewing the video feeds from an app or from the browser, modify the system remotely (like setting the temperature to the desired level), or the system can adjust itself automatically.
How to assess IoT solution providers?
When seeking IoT application providers, it can be tempting to go for the one offering the biggest savings. However, such an approach comes with the risk of low-quality services, delays or bad communication. As a result, you might need to pick up the pieces and fix things.
Instead of just looking at IoT in terms of saving money, you should go for a development company that you can build a long-term partnership with. Here are some of the criteria that can help you select which IoT service provider is the best fit for your company:
Support & system lifetime
IoT application development services
We offer end to end IoT solutions from helping companies to discover the potential applications to implementing custom systems.
• We have a deep understanding of sensors and wireless communication.
• We can create business applications for Linux and Windows IoT compatible devices.
Example of IoT app development
We have created a few cool IoT systems for factory automation and transportation, and we are ready to develop more.
Below are some of the solutions we have created:
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