-By Sashi
  Mobility is an important ingredient of IoT. You have these devices that are either passing you important information that is actionable or acting as controller of things. In either of the cases you want to be connected to this IoT universe remotely. What better device than a mobile phone that is always with you to access such devices or data they generate.
   In order to keep mobility simple, our focus was to ensure that iBeyonde devices are accessible over cloud using major browsers like Chrome, Safari, IE or Firefox. We tried to keep the UI simple and easy to use. These browsers are omnipresent on almost all mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. This way we get better reach in terms of devices that can be used to access our ecosystem.

   One advantage with a native app is that they are more capable to give better user experience. We looked around with the available solutions such as PhoneGap, Xamarin, Kony and so many other googled options. But none of them fit our need. We wanted in minimum possible time, how can we make my platform available on mobile without compromising the native experience, and without spending much. While exploring different platforms and ways to build mobile apps, we came across  omnyplay-logo OmnyPlay, it has several benefits:

  • Build Mobility Apps in few hours for IoT that can run on iOS, Android.
  • Without learning any new language
  • Without installing any software
  • Without having to deal with SDK, dependency management etc
  • Our user seamlessly upgrade the microapp
  Though the current mobility app is delivered through their platform, in future we plan to take the gateway and run it as ibeyonde gateway. In future, I envisage several flavor of our IoT apps like one that is for surveillance, one for home automation, one for monitoring coffee machine and ordering refills, one for protecting your door, keyless entry etc. This iBeyonde gateway providing micro apps will be the right way to organize such a rich app ecosystem for IoT.