Internet of Things App Development (IoT, MQTT, Web Services, Apps)

Scorchsoft builds apps and cloud services to control and administer your Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Including Smart lights, sensors, home and commercial equipment. And, we can work with your existing firmware team to agree on a communication protocol.

Make your business smarter, more effective, and incredibly responsive to the Internet of Things (IoT). As long as a device has WiFi capabilities, you can use it to drive your business forward and improve everyday processes. From upgrading the connection capabilities of your product to creating IoT apps for your brand, we can create connected systems for you and your customers.

We have experience using both custom TCP protocols to set up receiving serves, or using commonly accepted protocols such as MQTT (see the MQTT spec here) which connect to web services such as the AWS IoT services.

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Communicate with custom firmware

When we connect your devices to the IoT, the first step we take is creating custom firmware. This is a complex but necessary process to make sure your devices are communicating as they should. During the updates, we’ll programme new functions to make sure they’re ready for connection. We’ll also re-configure each device, personalising them to work with your needs and in your environment. If there are any bugs or issues, our team will be sure to fix those too, making sure your IoT devices are ready to work.

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Connection via Bluetooth (for close range comms)

For close-range communications, we’ll use Bluetooth as the primary connection. To use Bluetooth, we’ll make sure you have a Bluetooth enabled device - such as a phone - as your central device. This will have firmware that we’ve configured to send data over Bluetooth that you can receive via an app. Any Bluetooth enabled device that’s in close range can then send or receive data.

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Connection via Wifi (for devices on the network)

If you have a lot of devices in one space, WiFi is a great way to connect them. We’ll set up a single network in your home or workspace and connect all of your devices to it. Over the network, they can transmit data and you can use apps to control your devices. It’s an easy, reliable way to create a more connected space.

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Connection via the internet (for devices that have a sim card)

One step further than WiFi, we can connect your devices to the internet using a SIM card. For long-distance connections, this is the ideal solution. We can place SIM cards in your devices and connect them to your phone or computer. You’ll then be able to receive data and control your device from a distance, making sure you stay connected wherever you are.

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Collect data

Without a doubt, one of the most useful benefits of IoT is data collection. From your businesses point of view, you can use this to evolve. By tracking customer data using IoT devices, you can identify problems before they become issues and predict user needs. You can also use the data to change the way you problem solve, working faster and more effectively. For your customers, they can track their data on your app

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Live firmware updates

We can update your firmware remotely for live updates. If we spot any potential errors, we can fix them from afar before they make an impact. We can also keep your products and apps up to date with the latest technology and make sure they’re functioning at their best. By carrying out live firmware updates, you can be sure you’re always at the forefront of IoT innovations

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Central portal for tracking devices

It’s important to have a central portal for your IoT devices. We’ll set this up for you on a device that you’re comfortable using. We’ll connect the portal to all of your devices so that you can track them with ease. You can monitor their usage, performance, and updates, and control them from afar. By having one portal for all of your devices, we make your life easier.

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Automatic events and push notifications

By connecting to the IoT, you can receive push notifications from across your devices. You’ll be updated with useful information such as when a device is low on power or it’s been left on for a long time. These notifications can help you keep track of all of your devices easily. They can also alert you of data such as upcoming events, helping you and your customers keep track of your lives.

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Instant Messaging
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Location, maps and monitoring
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Multi-site management
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Scorchsoft is an in-house UK team of web and mobile app developers and designers, based in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham.

We can deliver your innovative, technically complex project, using the latest web and mobile application development technologies.

Scorchsoft develops online portals, applications, web apps, and mobile app projects. With over eleven years experience working with hundreds of small, medium, and large enterprises, in a diverse range of sectors, we'd love to discover how we can apply our expertise to your project.

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