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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Location Based Services are Playing a Crucial role in Mobile App Development

Location-based services have seen an increase in demand, in the few couple years, we see this demand will grow as more and more companies are taking advantage of this data to enhance their relationships with their customers.

Wikipedia defines Location Bases Services as…A location-based service (LBS) is a software-level service that uses location data to control features. As such LBS is an information service and has a number of uses in social networking today as information, in entertainment or security, which is accessible with mobile devices through the mobile network and which uses information on the geographical position of the mobile device.

Location Bases Services are critical to many businesses as well as governmental organizations to drive real insight from data tied to a specific location where activities take place. The geographical patterns that location-related data and services can provide are one of its most powerful and useful aspect where the location is a common denominator in all of these activities and can be leveraged to better understand patterns and relationships.

Location Based Services are Playing a Crucial role in Mobile App Development

We first saw location-based apps with companies like Foursquare and Gowalla, we also have seen that all social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have incorporated (LBS) into their apps. This app usually uses GPS to identify the location.

Now we are seeing more and more GPS, Wifi and Beacon apps used to identify people’s location for various reason, including to find coupons and discounts, to identify what’s around you, sharing current locations through social media, to find destinations, getting to the desired location (using Uber & Lyft), dating and remembering location based events.

GPS apps are a great way to find a destination and get directions with the fastest route taking into consideration traffic, road constructions or accidents in the path of your destination. Once arriving at that destination and being able to establish your location, and your surrounding, to find the closest gas station, restaurant or ATM is very useful when you’re in an area that you’re not familiar with. Google Maps does a great job of guiding users to their destinations.

Wifi is a more useful for indoor applications with its networking capabilities, allow computer, smartphones, and tablets to connect to the internet, it’s also a great tool in industrial, retail, home and most commercial applications to identify the location of not only people but assets.

Beacons are a great solution that many industries are using to transmit data with people in close proximity to the establishments. Beacons are being used in 100’s of applications like Retail, Hospitals, Tourism, Education, Entertainment and many others including Smart cities. These relatively low-cost hardware are assisting with the growth and adoption of the Internet of Things and are providing new ways of getting people more engaged.

Vensi, Inc has developed Location Based Applications for many companies in different industries using GPS, Wifi, and Beacons. As part of the BlueApp platform which focuses on the Internet of Things, which is taking advantage of (LBS) to connect and identify the location of different devices and systems. If you are planning a project with (LBS) and are looking for a good partner to work side by side with your team. For more information contact us at vensi.com/contact_us.

Vensi’s Internet of Things Solution: BlueApp.io

The interworking of physical devices is essentially what is The internet of Things, these connected devices or “smart devices” with network connectivity enables objects to collect and exchange data. IoT is about making data come together in new ways to help modernize businesses. Smart devices allow objects to be sensed and or controlled remotely across different networks, having this ability results in improved efficiency, accuracy, economic benefits.

The Internet of Things is expected to advance connected devices, systems, and services which will bring automation to almost every industry. Currently in it’s infancy and we are seeing IoT being integrated into industrial, commercial, residential and personal use cases to aggregate, store display, and process data on smartphones, dashboards, and other display devices.

Vensi has been focused on creating a unique end-to-end solution for IoT, this is one of a complete solution on the market for your IoT needs, incorporating hardware and software.

Vensi’s Internet of Things Solution BlueApp.io

Some of the hardware & software that is used in Vensi’s solutions are the gateways to push data to the cloud from different devices, equipment, and systems. Also the software solutions including mobile applications on iOS, Android, and Windows.

BlueApp.ioBlueApp.io is one app that connects to any Bluetooth Smart device. It applies a unique approach when it comes to connecting your system into a central dashboard and making things work for you seamlessly. A key aspect of our implementation of Internet of Things is that it is incredibly simple to install as we have done our best to eliminate any infrastructure complications that could make it hard for you to achieve your objectives.

Blenie The Blenie A10/A20 is a small chip that is integrated into your existing device to make your ordinary device a smart device. It is an inexpensive way to give your device internet connectivity. It is best used for small and low-powered sensors and accessories. It has all of the features required for a Bluetooth application integrated into it so you do not have to buy other hardware. In addition, it uses Bluetooth radio, software stack, and other GATT-based profiles. The Blenie A10/A20 Bluetooth modules can also host end user applications. This means no external micro controller are required. The modules have flexible hardware interfaces so they can connect to different peripherals and sensors.

BlueApp.io Gateway – Our Gateway makes it possible to connect any Bluetooth device to the internet or cloud using WiFi. This is a very easy to use devices with integrated hardware and software. Due to this, it reduces engineering efforts and reduces time to market. It also helps developers and users release their products using cloud connectivity features faster. In addition, it allows Bluetooth nodes to be used in homes and building automation, industrial manufacturing, HVAC, lighting, retail and many more industries.

BluTerm Adapters – The Bluterm is a small device that connects to your devices or systems to the internet and allows them to be controlled remotely using Bluetooth Low Energy technology. It is our quickest way to give your device internet connectivity. This is due to Bluterm’s plug and play capability meaning no additional installation is required. Bluterm supports many modules and some of the most popular we support are UART, RS 232, RS 485, RJ 45, Modbus, BACNet, Profibus, SPi and 4 to 20 mA. With the Bluterm adapters, you can monitor and control your device or system within Bluetooth range.

For more information on our IoT Solutions contact us at Vensi.com/contactus.

Smartphones & Mobile Apps are Playing Dominant Role in Daily Life

Smartphones and Mobile apps are becoming more useful as the year’s pass, we have gone from simply being able to make phone calls, to now making retail purchases, and using smartphones as gateways. Some smartphones are planned to have 4K displays, OLED touch screens, and upgraded 5.0 Bluetooth and processors with 10nm technology, which essentially gives users a computer that fits in the palm of their hands.

Smartphones and mobile applications are quickly becoming the most valued technology tool of the day. Being able to stay in touch with your office by having the ability to read emails, instant messages to co-workers, and video conferencing, while on the go, smartphones are playing a role in education with high school and college students by having online connectivity to assignments and lectures, we are also seeing that smartphones are playing a big role in wireless connectivity and communication with beacons and IoT solutions.

Smartphones & Mobile Apps are Playing Dominant Role in Daily Life

Mobile applications are also becoming more user-friendly for just about every sector of business, businesses are realizing that desktop computers are being replaced with smartphones with certain demographics, like Millennials or Generation Y, they use their smartphones as their computers. Having the ability to perform many different kinds of functions on handheld devices, that functions almost like a computer is a great benefit to not only the business person, but to students, and everyone else.

Areas where Smartphones & Mobile apps are making big impacts in 2017:

IoT SolutionsThe Internet of Things is growing rapidly as more industries are seeing the benefits of remote connectivity and control, using smartphones and mobile apps to collect data, and send that data to the cloud, also using the smartphone as a gateway to transfer and receive data.

Mobile Payment – Mobile payments are being used to purchase retails products worldwide, with faster processing, product comparison, and cheaper credit cards fees, this will undoubtedly grow in 2017 as sales and use had milestones in 2016. Some retail business is available only in Mobile Apps not in Web.

Gaming & Entertainment – Gaming is taking full advantage of the technology behind smartphones, with the increased processors and displays, you now can play very complicated games on smartphones; it’s also taking Virtual Reality to a new level with VR Gear.

Customer Engagement – With smartphone and beacon technology retailers are able to directly communicate with consumers based on their previous purchase history, directing them to certain discounted items previously purchased or items they may be interested in.

Wearables –  Wearables like Smartwatches, Wristbands etc., are using Mobile Apps for better communication to do daily activities with IoT solutions using the cloud, sensors to track, analyze the data of personal activities related to health, entertainment & business. Wearables will play an important role in 2017 through mobile apps with Bluetooth, voice recognition.

As the technology with smartphones gets more enhanced and mobile applications become even more user-friendly, we will see the use of smartphones grow even more.

The use cases for owning a smartphone and for business to develop applications for these phones to make people’s lives easier is a no-brainer on both sides whether you own a smartphone or you’re a business looking to attract new customers, there is no doubt that smartphones and mobile applications will change business, social interaction, and productivity in everyday life.

Vensi Inc is Specialized in developing latest mobile applications using IoT, for more information contact us at vensi.com/contact_us

Smartphones with IoT Apps are the Best Gateways for Remote Monitoring & Data collection

In 2016 the Internet of Things surpassed many predictions in the number of devices that would be connected to the internet, it was estimated that there would be anywhere between 6 to 7 trillion devices connected worldwide. Recently released statistics report the number to be more like 22 billion connected devices worldwide.

The shift in the Internet of Things and connected devices is affecting every major industry whether it’s industrial, commercial or residential, these connected devices represent a new channel through which data flows in both directions providing invaluable data to all sectors of business. This data is crucial for any business as they can now analyze data in real-time and make decisions that will change the operations to be not only more profitable but create more streamlined, and efficient workflows.

Smartphones with IoT Apps are best gateways for monitoring & data collection

The area of business that will also take advantage of the Internet of Things and the data received will be the marketers, this will provide them with a huge opportunity to measure and track people’s spending habits in many different environments. In the retail industry, there is a huge opportunity with beacon technology to send personalized campaigns to individuals based on their spending history, it’s also a chance to build a relationship with frequent shoppers. Mobile devices play a major role in assisting with collecting data in not only these types of commercial scenarios but in an industrial setting as well.

The smartphone is not widely considered and IoT device by most people, but it is actually on of the first IoT devices available to the general public across the world. The smartphone has always played a very important role in IoT, communicating data with Wifi and Cellular at first then other standards like Bluetooth, which is now one of the major enablers to communicating data from sensors to the internet.

Nowadays phones are equipped with a huge array of sensors, from proximity, light, accelerometer, gyroscopic sensors, NFC, location, and much more, some phones have as many as 10 sensors. These sensors provide a huge amount of data in unstructured and structured forms. With the rise of IoT in all industries, the smartphone has become a major player. Companies are now focused on mobile applications built specifically for IoT and communicating data.

Smartphones will continue to play an important role in IoT particular where there is a need to collect data around human interaction and sensor information from IoT. Smartphones that are equipped with Wifi, Bluetooth and NFC will continue to communicate and control applications and many different use cases for IoT. The mobile devices will eventually be the primary user interface for applications as they provide real-time data to be manipulated on site, which will increase efficiency and consumer relationships.

As a part of the IoT ecosystem, mobile devices play an important part in streamlining the collection, management and use of the data generated. The early adopters are seeing that by taking advantage of already existing technology like the smartphone is expediting their IoT initiatives and helping to bring their solutions to market faster.

Vensi Inc solution Blueapp.io has been focused on IoT industrial solutions using mobile apps to gather the data and present it on a smartphone dashboard and web, for many different industries to deploy the best smartphone solutions for IoT.