More than 15 IoT projects with different networking protocols on iOS & Android delivered. Offering IoT services for medical, sport, social, smart home industries.
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Polidea’s developers, designers and testers deliver end-to-end IoT services. From hardware, through super optimized firmware to intuitive UX & UI. Fast.
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We delivered iOS and Android apps using React Native technology and integrated them with Humon Hex via Bluetooth Low Energy. The app allows athletes to track physical state through a wearable while training in order to reach their highest potential. Humon measures the level of oxygen in blood cells using LED light.
Timeular-ZEI is a revolutionary time tracker created by Timeular. We delivered the mobile and desktop apps for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android and were also responsible for delivering the backend infrastructure. The apps were fully integrated with the IoT device—together they allow for better time and task management and enhance productivity.
Braster is a company focused on giving women an upper hand in detecting early stages of breast cancer. We designed and developed iOS and Android apps integrated with the medical device. The main challenge was to create a product that would ensure a smooth experience and a clear guidelines for the users.
Our team supported IoT Startup Emberlight in bringing their app to the Android platform. The product—a smart socket—turns any lightbulb into a smart bulb, that can be controlled with a mobile app via Bluetooth Low Energy or WiFi. The hardware integration included: creating Android comms protocol, transferring the app’s design and information architecture to Android and keeping the unique look and feel of the iOS app.
If you are into a more complicated ecosystem, you should definitely consider the IoT approach. Connecting multiple devices allows for a more immersive experience. Within different devices there is always a new possibility to differentiate the way data is being acquired and presented to the user. Although device quantity usually goes with more complexity and challenges.
You should start with diving deep into design and UX. Apart from answering users’ needs in the first place, think about making it simple and fun. If users enjoy playing with an app, they’ll stick to it and use it on a daily basis.
It may also happen that having just a graphic interface might not be enough. There are hundreds of product user cases, where using a voice interface instead would be much more convenient—athletes like runners or simply vehicle drivers really appreciate such solutions.
After choosing the right tech and devoting the time to UX design, there is still a major thing to be addressed: stability. Remember all those situations when any of your devices just run out of battery? All those scenarios along with simple phone calls or text messages interruptions have to be covered, and data needs to be properly secured, no matter what wearable solution you’re into.
BLE connection might be unreliable. If you are transferring precious data and you would rather not lose them, remember there is a serious risk that they may be gone for good during their transfer—consider storing them locally on the wearable hardware side and resent them whenever possible. That way all your data will be secured.
Even though our wearable has been perfectly crafted, with extra attention to details along with a mobile application that covers everything from the business perspective, there is still a solid part to be addressed: firmware. A piece of software that will be running on our wearables hardware. Firmware update might be a major challenge if you haven’t considered it at all. Make sure that some kind of firmware update will be supported, for example OTA (over-the-air) update. In the end you don’t want to produce them one more time and send them to every single user, right?
Releasing a perfectly crafted piece of software and hardware that is not meeting customers’ expectations because of its faulty behavior is definitely worse than providing users with a simple, yet working solution. Start with setting the right direction of the project, guarantee the stability of the solution and make sure it responds to users’ needs. Once you got that, then comes the time to add all the fancy features you’d imagined.