The Internet of Things is defined as an interconnection of multiple computing devices. It combines different technologies, real-time analytics, machine learning and sensors, which enables us to create products that make our lives easier. IoT is most associated with smart homes, covering devices and appliances such as thermostats, security cameras, smart locks, or any device that can receive and send data through a protocol (eg: Bluetooth, Wi-fi, etc.).
Our software developers create end-to-end solutions using the latest technologies to make sure customers have the best user experience. Here at ithuba, writing clean code and building a seamless UX is our main focus. Furthermore, we always create scalable architecture that results in reduced costs when it comes to future development.
We’ve created software for wearables and smart appliances like:
- Microcontrollers with sensors attached;
- Smart glasses (Google Glass, Vuzix);
- Bluetooth devices with low energy chips;
.. and many more.
We love these kinds of projects because the applicability is infinite.
These are the steps we follow when developing a project together with you.
Open communication and trust are always a great starting point, so before anything else, we want to make sure that you’re 100% comfortable in sharing your vision with us. Signing an NDA will allow you to comfortably share your ideas with us, as well as information on how you’d like your product to look and perform.
Prior to us starting to write any code, we want to make sure we understand your customers’ needs and what your goals are with this project. Having a clear vision helps us make better decisions once we enter the design process.
In order to establish a solid strategy, we start off by creating mocks, flow diagrams, and even low fidelity wireframes. Such measures save hours, days and weeks for later design and development.
We define protocols, widgets and more, and use all available options in order to integrate smart technology into your product. At this stage, we have a clear understanding of the product and can provide you with a timeframe. The total number of hours will help us give you a rough production cost estimate and a tentative delivery date.
Now that we have a clear vision on the timeframe and budget, there’s only one step left before the development process starts: signing the contract. At this point, you are already aware of every detail and the coding can begin.
We start by designing the architecture, thus ensuring that all design features are supported and that new modifications can be introduced at minimal costs down the line. We focus on delivering clean and scalable code, and share our progress with customers every two weeks. This way, getting feedback for each update is beneficial for both sides.
The development process is agile, and close and effective collaboration with the client goes a long way.
Each feature of the app is tested, and we make sure to always check every possible scenario that the user might encounter. Testing and development go hand-in-hand until the development is completed.
We retest the project completely when the development process has ended.
This is the moment we’re all been waiting for! Your clients and customers can now get their hands on the app. Apart from offering support with the release, we can provide you with metric and analytical tools, which can:
- help you better understand how users use the product
- detect if they encounter any issues
- analyze the overall performance of the app (loading time, responsiveness, etc.)
Monitoring these interactions can lead to better business decisions, therefore more revenue.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Our team of senior developers has experience in creating A to Z software solutions, covering both front end and back end.
This means your product will store data safely, will authenticate users and smoothly sync user data. We use the Java Spring framework, AOP, Mongo DB, and .NET on the back end side.
In most cases, any device that has Bluetooth or an Internet connection and supports read/write operations can be integrated. We have experience with mobile apps that communicate with devices that have Bluetooth Low Energy chips, Raspberry Pi boards that have sensors attached, Portable Printers, Bluetooth devices, Smart Watches, Smart Glasses and more.
It depends on the complexity of the project and the type of features.
Our collaboration does not end after the product is delivered. We partnered with srd-media, a professional Digital Agency that provides full-stack digital marketing services to help you grow your product. Together we can make your mobile app easily discoverable and more efficient. Our experience with them has always been positive and we’re always keen to collaborate.