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WebRTC: Real-Time Communication For The Internet Of Things

It's been predicted that the number of Internet of Things devices will reach nearly 21 billion by 2020. Their diversity is rapidly growing as industrial products, wearables, and smart household appliances continue to emerge. Data collection and communication capabilities of IoT products have created new ways for businesses to interact with their customers as well as get new sources of marketing data

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Case Study: Mobile Software For Energy Usage Management

Client: Energy retailer that supplies electricity and natural gas to more than 4M customers across North American and European markets

Business goals: Creation of a mobile application for energy usage management, aiming for customer engagement and retention

Product: Сross-platform application supporting iOS and Android, which allows customers to monitor, optimize, and predict energy consumption, based on weather forecasts and history of usage

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MobiDev Monthly Roundup: July 2018

This hot July has brought us lots of news to share, including, but not limited to: a blockchain demo in action; detailed guides to Augmented Reality software testing and use of Node.js for back end development; our new contributions to Upwork and TechDay blogs; and two upcoming conferences in Norway and LA that we'll start this roundup with

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Blockchain Demo For Logistics & Transportation

Client: Demo project that showcases the capabilities of blockchain technologies for the spheres of logistics, transportation and delivery

Business goals: Automation of internal operations and collaboration, connection of existing business processes under a single decentralized and transparent system

Product: Blockchain-based platform for autonomous delivery tracking, comprising a back end, an IoT component, mobile and Web applications

Applied technologies: Blockchain (Hyperledger Sawtooth), Proof of Elapsed Time, Flutter, React.js, Node.js, Caddy, IoT (Raspberry Pi + Python), Docker stack (including Swarm and Compose)

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How To Test Augmented Reality Apps: Practical Guide
Augmented reality is no longer a futuristic fantasy. It is here and now, a viable part of the consumer market, available for millions of mobile users. Headsets, however, are a more complicated case, given all the limitations and issues with battery life, performance, and convenience for the user. Despite all that, businesses seize opportunities to build pioneering products and use augmented reality for engagement and retention of customers... more →
IoT Trends To Drive Innovation For Business In 2019-2020

Forget about the hype: by 2020, the Internet of Things is predicted to generate an additional $344B in revenues, as well as to drive $177B in cost reductions. IoT and enhanced reality solutions are already increasing performance metrics of major US-based factories. They are in the hands of your employees, covering routine management issues and boosting their productivity by 40-60%

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Why, When And How To Use Node.js For Backend Development
There are three fundamental things behind the choice of a technology stack for your software product. First, your business priorities and objectives. Second, the specifics of your business domain and market. Third, the specifics of the stack itself. All of these must be properly considered without contradicting each other... more →
MobiDev Monthly Roundup: June 2018

We hope you've been having a great June! We've got a handful of surprises for you: 7 augmented reality trends, a video demo of a NativeScript-based application, and a new Node.js library contributed to GitHub by one of our top tech experts. As usual, we will start with the upcoming events!

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Demo: NativeScript App With Custom Animations

Today we have a nice surprise for you – a demo of an app based on NativeScript, which is currently considered one of the most promising technologies for cross-platform development. And it works quite differently from others. Your app will not run in a WebView, like it goes with PhoneGap. Unlike ReactNative, your app will not use plugins to access native features. Basically, NativeScript offers direct access to native functionality via JavaScript without a single line of native code

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7 Augmented Reality Trends to Watch in 2018-2020

We can name two recent events that pretty much defined the future of augmented reality for the rest of this year. Our team attended the first of the two—Augmented World Expo—which summarized the present. The second one—Apple WWDC 2018—looked into the future. Taken together, they illustrate where AR stands today and where it will be over the next year or two. That said, let us sum up our impressions and thoughts in 7 augmented reality trends

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