Apple’s new Operating System Updates & Features in iOS 11 at WWDC 2017

Apple has been the leader of the Smartphone and Tablet since the first iPhone launched and they continue to make iOS updates that will enhance the use of these devices while trying to keep a competitive advantage over Android.

On June 5th at the Worldwide Developers Conference  2017, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO announced the updates for iOS 11, he said this version takes the best and most advanced operating system and take Apple’s operating system to the next level, bringing in new subtle designs and new looks to some of the standard apps are a part of the updates.

Apple is a technology giant for good reason, they have created and maintained an operating system that has taken the world by storm, iPhone users are quick to denigrate other phones as they see Apple products in general as superior to anything currently on the market. This may or may not be true depending on your personal preference, but one thing is for sure Apple has a huge following and a market share to support the hype.

Apple's new Operating System Features in iOS 11

Some of the features to look in iOS 11:

  • Drag & Drop for iPad
  • Augmented Reality for iPhone
  • Apple Pencil Updates
  • Customizable Control Center
  • Wider Range of Setting
  • 3D Touch Integration
  • Siri Enhancements for more Intelligent & Natural Voice Recognition
  • Persistent Dock for Multi-Tasking
  • New One Handed Key-boar
  • New Home-Kit to Support Speakers
  • AirPlay 2 to include Multi-Room Functionality
  • App Store has been Revamped
  • Files App to not Include iCloud but is more User-Friendly
  • Peer to Peer Money Transfer
  • New Screen Effects

These are just a few mentioned updates to the Apple operating system expected in September 2017. These updates will be a huge step for the Apple Smartphone and Tablet platforms claiming to make it the world’s most advanced operating system. There are no questions that Apple has created unique hardware that has changed the lives of many people.

Vensi has been developing iOS applications since the beginning for our enterprise customers and we look forward to the new iOS 11 release, hoping these enhancements will provide more features and add more value in our development of iOS applications.

If you are looking for an Enterprise Application Development Team Apple’s new OS features in iOS 11, contact us at vensi.com/contact_us  for more information.

 

 

Smartphones with Sensor Technology Enhances our Daily Operations

Smartphones have become a connected device, that in today’s world most people cannot live without, whether it’s being connected to work, or keeping in touch with family and friends through phone calls, text or social media. The smartphone is a portable device that every person uses in their daily lives and has become completely dependent on it. The sensor technology that is on these portable devices is making our lives much easier to accomplish daily tasks.

Sensor Technology in a Smartphone can vary from manufacturer, some have a large array of sensors while some are limited to their sensors. Having phones with a wide array of sensor technology makes using the phone much easier and enhances the functionality and features.

Equipping these devices with more high-tech features, users are now able to get more use out of the device. Users now can play video games, watch movies and get directions to the desired location these are just a few of the features that smartphone sensor technology can provide to make our lives more enjoyable.

Smartphones with Sensor Technology Enhances our Daily Operations

These Sensors are not only making our daily lives easier, but they are also used in marketing campaigns by large companies to get our attention with ads when we are in the vicinity of their target campaigns, like shopping in retail stores or grocery stores. Most companies have mobile applications to inform and assist users in many ways while they are on the go. The sensor technology is also being used in Industrial Mobile Applications in many different scenarios to collect data and send it to a dashboard to be monitored, tracked, and analyzed.

Some of the sensor technology in smartphones that are helping make smartphones an essential device for everyone and for every industry.

  • Tactile or Touch Sensors – Most phones use capacitive touch for a more accurate selection on a smart device.
  • Proximity Sensors – Can time out a call when your phone is not placed near your ear, and also has developed swipe gestures with this sensor.
  • Ambient Light Sensors – Adjust the brightness of the phone based on external lighting, to enhance visual.
  • Gyro Sensors – Uses gravity to help determine position.
  • Accelerometer – Uses non-gravitational acceleration, like vibration, rotation, and velocity, combined with a Gyro Sensor they are very powerful together.
  • Magnetometer Sensors – Utilizes the modern solid state technology to create a miniature Hall-effect sensor that detects the Earth’s magnetic field.
  • Temperature Sensor – Provide the temperature of the CPU, battery, and environmental temperatures.
  • Humid Sensor – Check heat index, and also great for finding optimum food storage conditions, even preventing mold from growing in your home.
  • Color Sensors – Use as a color meter, color matcher/analyzer, even pattern recognition.

These sensors are used in smartphones to create a unique user experience with a lot of information in different conditions, without having multiple handheld devices. To bring out the best in these smartphones in useful daily applications, companies seek out qualified mobile developers that have experience in building these mobile applications to work with the sensor technology and mobile apps.

Vensi, Inc and its team of experienced and skilled developers are creating solutions using these sensors and if your team is looking to create mobile apps and sensor technology.

Please contact us at vensi.com/contact_us to help create a product that will enhance your daily operations.

Voice Recognition Applications to Automate Industrial Operations

In this age of new technology where the Internet of Things is the biggest topic of the day, there are other technologies that sometimes don’t get the attention that IoT gets, that doesn’t mean these technologies don’t have a great impact on our daily lives. Voice recognition is one of these technologies that is having great impacts in Smart homes, but even bigger impacts in Smart Industries by helping to streamline productivity in industrial environments where resources are limited. Voice recognition is the ability of a machine or program to receive and interpret spoken words and carry out the commands.

Voice recognition is making head ways in Smart Home solutions with Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa these devices are making home automation much easier through voice recognition. These two products add intelligent voice control to any connected products to allow users to command home features like playing music, brightening, dimming or turning lights on or off, control television, heating and air controls and many other smart home controls.

In today’s world of connected devices having hands free automation is adding another level to the connected device and Smart Industry Solutions, by taking advantage of new technology, a business can cut down on errors made by employees, saves money and also increases the productivity of their workers. This is providing adopters a crucial advantage in their markets and putting their business on the cutting edge of technology.

Voice Recognition Applications to Automate Industrial Operations
Voice recognition has evolved in recent years in terms of speed and accuracy which is why residential and industrial industries are using them more and more to create industrial solutions to aid in the streamlining of the business.

The most common scenario we see are users speaking into a device and having that information recorded, use cases like speaking into a device to type that data out for people with disabilities, this has been used for many years and is a great example. Voice recognition technology has endless possibilities.

Machine to Machine communication in industrial automation is now being implemented in factories to increase communication and manage large amounts of data that is being generated constantly by the different processes of the machines working together in manufacturing industries.

Voice recognition is also used in many cases for remote workers in utility companies who send out service technicians to inspect the difference work sites. The workers would normally carry cumbersome equipment around to log data from the different inspected sites to transmit that data back to a central office. Now with voice recognition, these service technicians can now easily log the necessary data by simply reciting commands. Companies are now installing electronics into the service men’s vests to minimize the hardware carried around that was once used in data logging. There are many applications for voice recognition in industrial environments that can facilitate streamlining business process, early adopters are using them to solve the problems that they face with user error and not having the resources available to them, these early adopters are leading the path to others seeing the value in voice recognition technology.

Vensi, Inc has been working with voice recognition for many years and our team has developed solutions for our clients with our team’s experience if you’re considering a project and want to explore the possibilities of having voice recognition implemented into your project.

For more details Contact us at vensi.com/contact_us/

Advantage of Mobile Apps with Wireless Solutions for Industrial Operations

Mobile Apps and the smartphone have forever changed the world in many ways and will continue to change our daily lives to come. The smartphone and the combination of mobile applications are sometimes understated in how it has advanced today’s technology. There aren’t many companies out there that aren’t mom and pop companies or startups that don’t have a mobile app and with good reason. This communication with cellular, Bluetooth, NFC and other wireless communications and mobile apps and the smartphone is a “win-win” situation for not only the companies that create and deploy these apps but for the end users as well.

In previous years we have seen mobile apps used in many ways to send and receive data, for different uses like social media, online purchases, keeping in touch with work emails, and other work functions, still the list goes on and on. Recently with the development of the Internet of Things, mobile apps are becoming mandatory to communicate data.

This was primarily seen in more commercial uses, now mobile apps, smartphones, and cellular technology are also being widely used in industrial use cases to communicate data, send alerts, notifications and status updates of different equipment and systems.

Advantage of Mobile Apps with Wireless Solutions for Industrial Operations

Remote Communication is the best tool in any industry to monitor its operations with smartphones and tablets using Mobile Apps. The ability to communicate wireless provides users the ability to maintain its operations more efficiently in industrial environments.

Industries like Building Automation, HVAC, Water Management, Lighting Manufacturers, Device Manufacturers and many others are taking advantage of Mobile Apps and Wireless Technology to create more efficient solutions to streamline their operations and business process.

Wireless communication offers many new possibilities in any industry with flexible and efficient communication solutions, these solutions are modernizing industries that would not be able to move forward with their business goals without wireless technologies, especially in industrial environments, building automation and device manufacturing.

If you are looking to create a Wireless Solutions using mobile apps for your industrial applications, Vensi, Inc has been working with Cellular, Bluetooth, NFC and other wireless technologies for decades with our experienced team of hardware and software developers create unique innovative solutions for our clients.

To speak with our Sales and Technical advisers contact us at vensi.com/contact_us/ or send mail to info@vensi.com.

Maintenance Operations becomes Smarter with Customized Mobile Apps

Preventative maintenance is an import aspect of everyday life for not only businesses, this also affects everyone’s daily life from cable installation and technical service to hospitals, and remote healthcare monitoring, to HVAC systems, electric motors and a number of manufactured products that are used to keep things running in our daily lives.

Mobile apps are becoming the “Go To” tool for just about every industry, with Mobile Apps different industries are able to receive, view and share data while on the go, without a mobile application for your business can be a detriment to the growth of your business in the smartphone era. These mobile applications are helping to streamline business operations and helps to run the daily operations more efficiently.

The use of  Customized Business Applications in the service industry is spreading with good reason, it’s proving the highest levels of efficiency and improving field productivity for the technicians and engineers also bringing higher levels of confidence with their customers. Mobile apps provide the communication and data for not only the business and also for the customers, which in turn is providing amazing business insights to make changes to their operations.

Maintenance Operations becomes Smarter with Customized Mobile Apps

One of the examples of Mobile Apps are in, the healthcare industry is taking advantage of this technology to help remotely monitor vital signs of their patients. They are able to get real-time vitals of the patient and communicate with the patient about critical issues, without delays by having direct communication with home care patients.

In different industries, the need to monitor pumping station and other equipment in remote environments is crucial to access the health and the running states to assure that these products are constantly running. Mobile apps are playing a major role in quickly accessing that information and relaying it back to the home base for analysis.

Water management is another industry that is taking advantage of mobile apps to Remotely Monitor, track and even control the different scenarios in which water flow management is needed. With mobile apps, engineers and technicians are able to efficiently manage these operations with a tablet or a smartphone.

There are many applications related to the service industry that shows how the service industry is benefiting from mobile applications in many ways from receiving critical information, to transmitting that information to be later analyzed and in many cases mobile apps are used to do simple automated functions like scheduling tasks to technicians and engineers.

The use of mobile apps is growing and in the near future, there will be many more use cases for these applications to help business to be for efficient and productive.

Vensi, Inc has been working with mobile apps for a long time and have created many applications for businesses to be more efficient and productive. If your team is looking for innovative mobile application development.

Please contact us at vensi.com/contact_us to help create a product that will enhance your daily operations.

Mobile Apps and the New Convenience Store Shopping Experience

The Retail Industry is making changes to adapt to the purchase habits of its customers, by using technology to bridge the gap. Adding automation technologies in the retail industries checkout process is creating a new seamless experience without the long wait at checkout lines, this is providing a unique shopping experience for shoppers that are on the go.

Amazon has been working to completely automate the convenience store experience with a no checkout required system. The check out free shopping experience is made possible by incorporating a number of different technologies to track the products added to the shopper’s cart to their Amazon Go App.

The Amazon Go convenience stores offer ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options made fresh daily by their on-site chefs and favorite local kitchens and bakeries. The selection of grocery essentials ranges from staples like bread and milk to artisan cheeses and locally made chocolates etc, they are even offering well-known brands to these stores.

Mobile Apps and the New Convenience Store Shopping Experience

Amazon Go’s vision is to create a shopping experience that will push the boundaries of computing and machine learning to where customer don’t have to deal with the hassles of long checkout lines. Amazon is taking the self-checkout concept to another level, in the self-checkout at major stores customers need to scan their items and either pay with cash or credit using a POS systems that handle the transactions.

Amazon Go uses their mobile app to track groceries and process the payments once the customer leaves the store. Mobile apps are playing a major role along with other Sensing Technologies to accurately account for the checkout process and assure that the sold good are accounted for.

Although there are a lot of different technologies that are making this shopping experience seamless, mobile apps plays a big role in the payment transactions, by tracking the customer entering the stores, tracking what products they have in their carts, accounting for the store’s inventory through transactions and many other activities to make this store a success.

Mobile Apps and Smartphones are a big part in revolutionizing the retail industry. The Grab and Go concept has been predicted to be the future of the retail industries for years, we are now seeing that come to life. Developing smart mobile applications that can handle the communications that are needed to make this happen are vital to this change.

Vensi, Inc is on the cutting edge of technology and has been developing mobile application solutions for our partners over a decade, we understanding the technical requirements and the client’s and with our expertise bring the best solutions to the market faster. If you’re looking for innovative mobile application development then contact us for more information at vensi.com/contact_us

How Mobile Apps will Play a Key Role in The Future of Retail Shopping

The Retail Industry is facing a change in how people are making purchases, online shopping has been the trend and now retailers are adjusting to bring shoppers back into the stores.

In 2016 the retail industry saw a huge shift in online shopping trends with customers shifting to online purchases. People spent $1.2 billion dollars through mobile transactions on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. That is not the only milestone that was reached, on Thanksgiving, online shopping increased 21 percent to $3.34 billion in sales surpassing 2015 numbers, which was $3 billion. In the US by the end of Black Friday shoppers spent $5.27 billion dollars online.

To adjust to the change in how people are making purchases, retailers are coming up with new creative ways to make the shopping experience in stores more engaging.

The retail industry is going to enhance the shopping experience in stores in a number of ways, the challenging part is bringing the physical and digital worlds together to create a unique, seamless shopping experience for Consumers.

Mobile Apps will Play a Key Role in The Future of Retail Shopping

Companies are using technology to make the experience more engaging at home and in the stores, the retail giant IKEA is using Augmented Reality technology using mobile applications to allowing customers to virtually view 200 different IKEA products in their home with their new catalog. This will help people view furniture and other accessories before they purchase them, having purchased items in stores and that customers really like in the store, only to get home and find out it was not a good match will provide great value to customers.

Retail stores are also taking advantage of data from mobile apps for a better in-store shopping experience that will be more beneficial to its customers, by knowing their shopping habits and browsing history retail stores can create a more engaging experience. These Stores are using different Digital Technologies like sensors, Beacons, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS to create the best engaging experiences for customers. These technologies can identify shoppers search patterns, how long a shopper dwells on certain products, purchase events, check out duration times and more; all the data provides excellent info to retailers so they can gear up their business for individual needs through personal campaigns.

Shopify is a great example of a company who is changing the shopping experience. Their goal is to push the entire retail industry forward through analytics and by correctly predicting the shopping patterns for the future with software that is creating a new experience. They created an API Services that would interface with different POS systems out in the market to make their software compatible with for many different POS systems, this is not only streamlining the shopping experience but making it more engaging for shoppers.

Vensi Inc, we are specialized in developing Mobile Apps for retail and commercial use. We developed service and utility mobile apps useful for many mobile users on different Mobile platforms & the web. Mobile Apps are playing a key role in the enhancement of retail business to reach more people in future for better and easiest shopping experience with a click.

Contact us for more information at vensi.com/contact_us

How Mobile Apps are Helpful for Monitoring Industrial Operations

The Industrial Internet of Things is seeing an increased interest in mobile apps by using rugged handheld units, and consumer-grade wireless technologies, to manage and control maintenance functions for remote locations.

Wireless technology in the plant environment is now making a difference in improving the operations of industrial plant environments by creating smarter maintenance by monitoring of different aspects of the operations.

Having mobile device on hand while working on the plant for is now become a critical tool for plant engineers to respond quicker. Laptops and emails were the first steps in creating mobility in industrial environments, but with smartphones and tablets, there is an even greater range of freedom to increase productivity.

These wireless technologies untie area managers from control rooms and machines to monitor for better production. Managers are now able to not only see where the problem is but can get alerts where problems can potentially arise, while with real-time data can analyze where to increase capacity for better optimization with quick responses to the status of the plant.

How Mobile Apps are Helpful for Monitoring Industrial Operations

Mobile apps are becoming the standard in plants across the country and the world to monitor the entire production plant. Now with the rise of the Internet of Things, companies are beginning to integrate existing systems into one app. This provides more analyzed data for managers to make better decisions on overall plant operations.

Benefits of Mobile Apps:

  • Local and Remote Monitoring
  • Device Management
  • Notifications and Alerts
  • Local Configuration

The Internet of Things is the single factor in the 4th Industrial Revolution, this revolution is changing the way we live, work, and relate to one another this will be unlike any transformation man has known. The 4th industrial revolution is a digital one and is evolving at an enormous rate disrupting every industry in the world.

This revolution is in it’s infancy stage, and with emerging technologies the possibilities are endless, companies are creating hardware and software that are creating innovative ways of gathering and tracking data.

Vensi has created a unique hardware solution BluTerm that is preserving legacy systems and equipment by providing connectivity to them with Bluetooth adapters. These adapters convert and send Modbus, BACnet, 4 to 20mA and 4 to 10v signals to a smartphone or tablet and to the cloud for status updates, critical alert, and any pertinent data to be analyzed.

Vensi’s BlueApp Solutions is a great way to get the remote connectivity and control from any industrial system or device, it’s not only simple to integrate but gives users all of the features they want and need. While others are still trying to figure out the Industrial Internet of Things, BlueApp is on the cutting edge of the Internet of Things technology.

For more information on our solutions contact us at vensi.com/contact_us

HTML5, CSS3 are the best languages used for Mobile UI, IoT Application Development

The Internet of Things is made up of different components to make things work seamlessly for its users. Software, hardware, and firmware solutions are the things that are making the Internet of Things work seamlessly together.

This is a follow-up blog to “Why JavaScript is the Top Programming Languages for Building IoT Applications”. In our last blog we talked about JavaScript and how it is a great programming language for developing web based IoT applications, now this blog addresses how HTML5 and CSS3 with JavaScript are used for mobile user interface development to work seamlessly with web applications.

Vensi has been working with numerous Industrial IoT applications to work on multiple platforms like iOS, Android, and Windows apps, we are seeing with many others that JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3 are great combinations of programming languages that are building Mobile, UI, Web and IoT applications seamlessly and providing a lower development cost to our clients.

HTML5, CSS3 are the best languages used for Mobile UI, IoT Application Development

Wikipedia defines CSS as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language. Although most often used to set the visual style of web pages and user interfaces written in HTML and XHTML, the language can be applied to any XML document, including plain XML, SVG, and XUL, and is applicable to rendering in speech, or on other media. Along with HTML and JavaScript, CSS is a cornerstone technology used by most websites to create visually engaging web pages, user interfaces for web applications, and user interfaces for many mobile applications.

Benefits of CSS3:

  1. Compatible With Older Versions
  2. Simple and Independent
  3. View and Change Friendly
  4. Speedy Development
  5. Platform Independent and Cross Browser Compatible
  6. Attractive Backgrounds
  7. Borders and Texts
  8. Images and Animations
  9. Testing the Features

HTML5 is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web. It is the fifth and current version of the HTML standard, HTML5 is used by web developers to create web content and cross-platform applications.

Benefits of Html5:

  1. Semantics: allowing you to describe more precisely what your content is.
  2. Connectivity: allowing you to communicate with the server in new and innovative ways.
  3. Offline and storage: allowing web pages to store data on the client-side locally and operate offline more efficiently.
  4. Multimedia: making video and audio first-class citizens in the Open Web.
  5. 2D/3D graphics and effects: allowing a much more diverse range of presentation options.
  6. Performance and integration: providing greater speed optimization and better usage of computer hardware.
  7. Device access: allowing for the usage of various input and output devices.
  8. Styling: letting authors write more sophisticated themes.

The combination of JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 are helping to create and bring UI and IoT applications to the market faster, by developing on one platform to be used across multiple operating systems, which reduces not only development cost, saves time and works seamlessly on multiple platforms.

Vensi Inc is skilled in developing the web and mobile applications using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3, we are also specialized in developing IoT Applications and Web Bluetooth Apps.

If you need assistance to develop the best mobile, web or IoT applications contact us at vensi.com/contact_us or visit us at www.vensi.com for more information on our products.

Why JavaScript is the Top Programming Languages for Building IoT Applications

The Internet of Things is a made up of a lot of different components to make things work seamlessly for its users. Software, hardware, and firmware solutions are the things that are making the Internet of Things work seamlessly together.

This is a two part blog addressing web & mobile applications for IoT programming languages that are making entry into IoT easier without creating new programming languages specifically for IoT solutions.

JavaScript is the top scripting language used to create apps on both web and mobile devices for IoT applications along with other applications.

Wikipedia defines JavaScript as a high-level, dynamic, untyped, and interpreted programming language. It has been standardized in the ECMAScript language specification. Alongside HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the three core technologies of World Wide Web content production; the majority of websites employ it, and all modern Web browsers support it without the need for plug-ins.

Why JavaScript is the Top Programming Languages for Building IoT Applications

JavaScript has different frameworks like Angular.JS, Angular2, ReactJS and these frameworks are used in coding to create hybrid mobile apps useful for multiple OS platforms like iOS, Android, and Windows. Angular.Js is a web application framework used to create single page applications by developers. JavaScript with Apache Cordova frameworks are used in creating cross-platform mobile applications. The applications developed using JavaScript will be mostly for user interface applications which are user-friendly, and easy to access. JavaScript is also the preferred language in the development of  Web Bluetooth Apps as per W3C group standards.

Node.js is a JavaScript open source environment used in developing different server tools and applications. Node.js allows the creation of networking tools and web servers using JavaScript. Node.js applications can run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux platforms.

JavaScript supports physical device and the IoT  platforms and is becoming the language of choice, because of its ability to support an inter-operable platform for many different applications.

Vensi Inc is skilled in developing the web and mobile applications using JavaScript. We are also specialized in developing IoT Applications, Web Bluetooth Apps using JavaScript.

If you need assistance to develop the best mobile, web or IoT applications contact us at vensi.com/contact_us or visit us at www.vensi.com for more information on our products.