With mobile phones becoming more and more ubiquitous, manufacturers are constantly finding new and innovative ways to add functionality to mobile devices. In the first phase, this took the form of built in functionality such as media players, cameras, FM radios and business card readers. Now the industry is moving to a second phase, where custom hardware is being developed which can directly connect to (or pair with) mobile phones to deliver convenience to users. Examples of such hardware include physical fitness monitoring equipment such as armbands, sleep analysis devices, credit card readers, remote controllers for electronics equipment and much more.
In every case, the intent is to take advantage of the near universal availability of mobile phones and use them to both replace other, more traditional devices (such as a remote controller), to do away with the need for a computational, network access device such as a laptop or desktop computer, and offer the added advantages of mobility, convenience and cost.
At [x]cube LABS, we have worked on a variety of projects which have involved pairing of mobile phones with external hardware devices. Our engineers are knowledgeable about writing applications which communicate with and control hardware, be it over Bluetooth, or when connected to the audio input socket, or via other means. We have worked on SDKs for hardware devices and also helped hardware vendors test their devices by integrating our apps with their SDKs and helping them debug.
So, if you are looking for a partner who can either develop SDKs for your mobile specific hardware, or to design and develop a mobile app which can unleash the power of your device, look no further than [x]cube LABS.
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