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.

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.

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.

The Importance of Dashboards and Mobile Apps for IoT

How Dashboards and Mobile Apps Improve Businesses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The term dashboards is becoming more and more popular in our daily lives, but what does it mean? It seems like it has many different meanings. A dashboard is a tool to display the status and key metrics for a device or an enterprise in general. A dashboard is an online tool for the most part which helps users monitor the KPIs for their business.

Depending on the dashboard, you can even control your devices from it thanks to the power of IoT! This would have sounded almost impossible ten years ago, but in this day and age, it is becoming very common in both homes and commercial settings. Controlling your devices using an online dashboard is especially useful for commercial businesses. Imagine if your system fails and you are on vacation. I am sure most people would not want to cut their vacation short to tend to this problem. With the proper solution, the problem can be fixed using the dashboard. Many times system failures can be solved with a simple restart. This can easily be done with the correct dashboard solution. Blue app, a solution of Vensi, is one such solution that can do all of the tasks mentioned above and much more.

Some other tasks that can be done when using a dashboard is to keep track of old info to make better decisions. Take for example a building and its lights. In many buildings, the lights are left on for far too long. When your company decides to adopt a dashboard solution to track the buildings lights, you can see which lights are left on for too long. How can you tell the lights are “left on for too long”? If no one is in the room and the lights are still on this means the lights are on for too long. This leads to a waste of electricity and money. No company is a fan of wasting either. With dashboard and sensor technology integrated into your system, you will be able to analyze your light usage and make more informed decisions on your buildings lighting. This does not only work for lighting, it can work for almost anything you want to monitor and control due to the power of IoT.

This is not the end however, things get even more impressive. What if you could do all of this, but on your phone. How convenient would it be? We think it would be very convenient, so we went ahead and decided to start creating mobile apps for companies that integrate the dashboard. Many times people do not want to go to their computer to either do work or do a simple task. A person’s laptop is not always with them, but their phone almost always is. So it seemed almost wrong to not allow a dashboard to be used on a mobile app. Almost everything that can be done on the online dashboard can be done on a mobile app. That is if you choose BlueApp as your solution provider. The same definitely cannot be said for other companies.

Dashboards and mobile apps are becoming almost necessary for a company to succeed especially if it tracks any kind of data. If you choose BlueApp, not only will you get the most powerful solution, but it is fully customizable. We are able to add anything you deem necessary for your company to succeed.

Make your products SMART with Bluetooth SMART

It’s quite a challenge for every company to plan for ROI and the transition from negative returns to profitability. Everyone need to anticipate market changes and shift quickly to attract the customers. Adapting new technology Bluetooth & Mobile applications is one of the best thing for companies to include the new and necessary features like wireless connection in their products to meet the needs of customers.Bluetooth smart

The new innovation of Bluetooth called Bluetooth SMART  also known as BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) that allows mobile devices to connect to any SMART devices. This new generation of electronic equipments are set to take advantage of Bluetooth Smart Low Energy technology that supports  smartphones and tablets for a wide range of custom new applications, manufacturers can easily add this exciting features to any of products that connect to the Internet of Things.

Vensi, Inc. provides a unique solution to connect your devices using Bluetooth technology and it is easy  to use with our custom Mobile applications.

Our Bluetooth & Mobile application will use a small battery to power the wireless connection for years, it allows more equipment’s to be easily connected to the wider network. We implemented solutions using Bluetooth Smart, discrete components and by adopting ready-made modules may prove to be a more cost-effective solution. This modules can reduces design effort and time-to-market, particularly with pre-qualified and certified by the regulatory authorities in the countries where to be used.