A world leader in filtration devices, Mann+Hummel approached us to explore ways of improving their solutions and help them eliminate overheads. We zeroed in on IoT solutions as the technology of choice and augmented the devices with smart capabilities. This enabled the filters to carry out preventive maintenance, intelligently change operational patterns based on usage and gave the organisation the data they needed to understand user requirements and provide personalized solutions.
A common name among DIY enthusiasts who swear by the brand’s power tools, wanted to present them on a digital platform which would help them reach more users and give them a simulation of their products and range of capabilities. We helped them create a feature-rich, interactive and immersive application that helped them acquire and retain more customers than ever.
BodybuggSP app integrates with 24 hour Fitness proprietary hardware device and works as a companion piece to the bodybuggSP Personal Calorie Management System. The app communicates with an armband device through Bluetooth protocol to receive data on calories burned, steps taken, activities and calories consumed from the website via a secured connection, over the air, to provide users real-time data on their device.
IoT is one of the core functional areas of [x]cube LABS and we have consistently delivered some of the most innovative iot solutions for our many customers. Our capabilities include:
Making hardware / firmware changes to the products & ensure latest firmware OS & communication tech (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc.)
Building cloud connectivity to register devices, capture data, control device settings, etc.
Solutions to create new / enhanced product experiences (voice, screens, personalisation, automation, etc.)
Connect to other smart devices in customer's home to deliver even more novel product experiences
We are digital natives and hence believe in technology being at the core of a product instead of just an add-on. Our approach has always been to look at the real purpose of an IoT solution, which takes product functionalities to the next level and also adds meaningful upgrades that get users invested, allowing you to up-sell and cross sell. Here’s a brief overview of how we do it:
We believe a solution is successful only when it solves problems for users and helps the organisation expand their business as well. To that end, at the pre-production stage, we conduct thorough research on how it can make life easier for end-users as well as how it can help you improve processes and reduce costs by achieving greater automation, eliminate overheads and more. The steps involve:
Our team of top-notch IoT developers who’ve been through stringent qualifying tests, ensure you never miss a deadline and our proprietary platforms and APIs facilitate accelerated development. Here’s what we do:
We are proud to present Mobius Loop, a one-of-a-kind framework to ensure we build quick, yet robust, with the highest security standards. Salient features:
An innovative solution that combines IoT, Intelligent Analytics and Sensors to monitor motion events and send notification to customers if any motion is detected. The solution also allowed customers to create custom triggers and eliminate any false events captured by the camera.
Alere provided LVAD patients with systems in which data had to be fed regularly for monitoring health post operation. We augmented their products with smart capabilities and it became a tremendous success as patients reported vastly improved ease of use and convenience, boosting Alere’s sales as well as credibility.
We worked with Davis Instruments and improved their solutions to create specialized weather stations. Post release, the weather stations helped Davis double their sales and strengthen research on an all new line of smart products targeted at agriculture.
We partner with you for a calendar year and deliver prototypes at frequent intervals, allowing you to conduct multiple experiments to figure out the best direction for you, at a substantially lower cost. Our Internet of Things service will help you conceptualize, design and deploy innovative solutions across a range of verticals.
Our landscape report takes an in-depth look at how IoT is transforming industries, all the stats, projections and areas of impact as we step into a new decade. Additionally, from our experience of delivering a large number of IoT Products, we've detailed the best practices to keep in mind while building IoT solutions. Consider this report the answer to every possible question you might have about the fascinating world of the Internet of Things!
Hear from Kevin, CEO of Titan International, on how we leveraged IoT to take his connected product concept to reality.
We are a leader in enterprise IoT development services. With a team of 100+ IoT specialists and over 50 projects delivered for global enterprises, we have enabled organisations across 30+ industries to undergo successful digital transformation. Overall, our team has delivered over 850 solutions across a range of verticals and received 20+ international awards in UX design. We have over 100 APIs & frameworks facilitating quick go to market.
Consulting and execution expertise combined: With core technical skills, field and deployment experience, and keen insights into technology usability and adoption, an end-to-end agency can ensure that you get your IoT initiative right in the first go
Innovation as a service: Innovate your way out of unique problems and accelerate your digital transformation journey by focusing on quick turnaround time on prototypes, minimum viable product, and more
Effective UI/UX: Focusing beyond what technologies to adopt, on how they should be adopted, an end to end agency can guide you on user needs and expectations, context awareness, simplified design and more
Different frameworks and methodologies: From design thinking to agile product development, you get to work with IoT teams that excel in different methodologies, thereby enabling not just rapid execution but also adherence to quality and security standards
Iterative enhancements: Through continuous support and maintenance, you can continue to enhance your product by rolling out frequent updates based on insights gathered from customer feedback and data collection across various touchpoints.
Access to top quality teams: With a digital transformation partner, you get to hire a team that just gets it. From their vast experience of developing strategic products for companies across industries, you can rest assured of quality research and development across every phase, eliminating major overheads such as hiring and training teams on your own.
Seamless customer journey: With insights into customer pain points and a sense of user friendly design, the customer journey is made effortless, thereby ensuring superior CX
A connected product can’t be called smart only because it is connected to the network and can exchange information if there’s nothing particularly intelligent about it. In the pursuit to create smart products, companies often end up implementing unnecessary functionalities in the name of being innovative and end up compromising on the real problem that needs to be customer-centric.
What we can learn from failed connected products?
In an attempt to make their products smarter, companies often deviate from the customer needs and fail. Find out why.
"[x]cube has transformed a traditional manufacturing company such as Spa Electrics into a software company. They have the skill and confidence to build the product you need"
Product Manager, Spa Electrics
"What we appreciate about [x]cube is how well they have collaborated with us and all their teams, UX/UI, Development and others have created the best possible experience for our customers"
Marketing head, Lansinoh
“[x]cube LABS has taken our product and worked on it as if it was their own, creating something that we had never envisioned before!”.
CEO of Titan International
[x]cube’s commitment to delivering high quality IoT standards has been recognized by the very best! We are an AWS certified delivery partner and have relationships with platforms such as Azure.
You can be sure about a IoT development company only after a discussion with potential partners and once you are better acquainted with their style of work. However, to begin with, you can start with a basic hygiene check, have a look at their vertical market experience, check if they have the capacity to match the scope and size of your project, evaluate their scaling capabilities, their data security measures, client testimonials and timeliness in not just delivering projects but in adopting new technologies as well.
You need to ask yourself what are some of the major challenges you are facing currently. Are you struggling with problems such as:
Once you’ve identified the pain points, consider the following advantages of adopting IoT detailed in the next question.
A technology such as IoT can:
Now ask yourself whether such benefits would help your business. If the answer is yes, you should definitely look into augmenting existing solutions with IoT capabilities or look to launch new IoT products. Of course, this is only the preliminary step. Once taken, you should ideally go for a comprehensive readiness assessment, technology evaluation and market fit analysis in collaboration with a digital transformation partner.
As detailed earlier, we firmly believe that IoT should be at the core of your product and not just an add on that provides few extra features. With the Internet of Things (IoT), we look at not just creating an intelligent product with a greater degree of automation, but an entire ecosystem that enables you to upsell and cross sell services such as cloud storage, other connected products that complete the experience and more. As your customers get more invested in the ecosystem, you can look to launch new products and services that enhance CX, provide more features to make lives easier and gain customer loyalty for your brand.
While you can choose to make anything from a toothbrush to complex gadgets smarter with IoT, you need to consider if it will just be a gimmick or whether it can really benefit your customers in meaningful ways and help your business in ways stated above. If not, IoT will only make the product fancy and not actually beneficial. If customers or your business find no major advantage of investing in an IoT product, the effort will most likely not be a successful one.
It can vary largely based on your requirements such as the features and functionalities, customization of visual elements, choice of platform, backend infrastructure and more. Here are some determinants which play a role in deciding the cost of IoT development:
Only after a thorough assessment of the questions above, a final estimate could be given
While on-demand AWS instances can be expensive, you don’t have to necessarily pay for it. Here again, our proprietary IoT solution can take advantage of spot instances. Dynamically moving processes to spot whenever available with no impact on end users. This will enable you to bring down cloud expenses by as much as 80%
While we do not have our own hardware manufacturing units, we have tie-ups with reliable vendors who can provide quality hardware at reasonable prices.
Once we have gained a thorough understanding of your product, we will present a comprehensive list of data points you should be tracking to know various usage patterns, customer preferences and more
Yes, we have our proprietary analytics platform that’s feature rich and simple to integrate with your product. The state-of-the-art algorithms will do all the number crunching for you and the simple, yet comprehensive dashboard will present every insight you need to act upon.
Depending on the complexity of the solution, the time could vary between 16-24 weeks. Also to consider here is the fact that as a part of the development process, some companies follow recommended practices such as the delivery of PoC every few weeks and iterative enhancements on the way to ensure the delivery of a robust deliverable, which might extend the timeline, of course.
Of course. Release is only the beginning. We will continue working with you to improve the product with regular OTA updates, data-driven feature additions, upgrades to track more relevant data points, cloud performance and cost optimization and more.