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[CES 2016] Ayla Networks to highlight IoT mobile app advancements

[CES 2016] Ayla Networks to highlight IoT mobile app advancements
Ayla Networks, a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform expert, will focus attention on the latest connected products, manufacturing customers and technology advancements related to IoT mobile apps and beacons at the annual CES show.

“Mobile apps are the most high-profile aspect of connected products, but prior to the IoT, few manufacturers had reason to achieve in-house expertise in mobile app development,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. “As part of Ayla’s comprehensive IoT platform, our Agile Mobile Application Platform (AMAP) technology lets manufacturers begin their mobile app development with most of the work already done.”

New to AMAP since its launch in May 2015 is support for mobile beacon technology, which establishes direct communication between a mobile app developed using AMAP technology and beacon-equipped connected systems within a cross-manufacturer environment. AMAP supports leading mobile beacon technologies including Apple iBeacon and Eddystone solutions.

Also added to AMAP is Apple Watch support, enabling people to use mobile apps running on an Apple Watch to control their connected products. Ayla’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model means that new features such as mobile beacon and Apple Watch support are available immediately for both new and existing AMAP customers to integrate into their mobile applications.

Demos of mobile beacon technology working with connected devices

At its suite at CES, Ayla will demonstrate a number of beacon-equipped connected products—including the Wi-Fi-enabled Symphony and Signal ceiling fans from Hunter Fan; LockState RemotePlug smart plug; Hampton Products International’s Brinks Home Security Digital Lock; and a connected thermostat for commercial and light-industrial buildings from United Technologies Electronic Controls—that will be located throughout the suite.

Using a smartphone running an AMAP application created by Ayla mobile app development partner Cardinal Peak, visitors can walk around the Ayla suite and experience interactions with multiple connected products from different vendors, without actively selecting menu items. As visitors approach each connected product, beacon support in the AMAP app will cause the user interface (UI) for that particular product to pop up automatically on the smartphone; as they walk away, the UI disappears automatically.

Source: Ayla Networks

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