Appmethod software development platform makes it easy to build connected apps for IoT wearables, gadgets, devices, sensors and cloud services
SAN FRANCISCO – December 22, 2014 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, is featuring the Kwikset SmartCode Deadbolt and VeraLite Smart Home Controller in this week's “Developing the Internet of Things (IoT) Showcase.” The Kwikset SmartCode Deadbolt is a keyless, electronic deadbolt that features Z-Wave technology. This enables it to be controlled by a VeraLife Smart Home Controller, a connectivity hub that exposes a set of REST API calls which can be used to interface with gadgets and devices.
IoT is enabling a class of application architecture that aggregates information from connected devices and gadgets across multiple form factors. Developers can rapidly build natively compiled C++ apps that connect these devices across any form factor using FireUI Multi-Device Designer and user interface (UI) components. With Appmethod, developers can create apps for Android, iOS, Windows and OS X that interconnect with IoT via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi app tethering.
Building Connected Apps for Smart Home Automation
Appmethod's REST Debugger tool can be used to generate REST Components, enabling developers to rapidly connect their application to gadgets and devices, such as the Kwikset SmartCode Deadbolt and VeraLite Smart Home Controller. Using Appmethod’s FireMonkey UI components, developers can build the UI with gesture-enabled (swiping) applications. Only a few lines of code are needed to connect application logic to the REST API calls.
The VeraLife Smart Home Controller app displays a ‘Lock’ or ‘Unlock’ icon on the screen, and swiping between the two icons will lock/unlock the KwikSet SmartCode Deadbolt respectively. Each time the user swipes the application, the lock/unlock command is sent wirelessly to the VeraLite controller which in turn commands the deadbolt to lock/unlock remotely. The SmartCode Deadbolt with Home Connect Technology featuring Z-Wave enables the door lock to wirelessly communicate with other devices in home. The lock allows the user, through a web enabled device, to remotely check the door lock status, lock or unlock the door and receive text or email messages.
About the “Developing the Internet of Things Showcase”
Embarcadero is highlighting the benefits that Appmethod delivers to developers who want to create apps for the myriad new IoT devices available in the market, including wearables, devices, gadgets, sensors and cloud services. IoT devices featured to date in the “Developing the Internet of Things Showcase” include:
- Wahoo Balance Smart Body Scale
- Thalmic Labs Myo Gesture Control Armband
- Emotiv EPOC
- Moto 360 Smartwatch
- Zephyr HxM Heart Rate Monitor
- Google Glass
Appmethod Demo and Free Download
For a demo showcasing how to build a multi-device connected Smart Home app with REST components and only 8 lines of code, visit the Appmethod Blog.
A free version of Appmethod can be downloaded from appmethod.com/sign-up. Additional information is also available from appmethod.com and blog.appmethod.com, as well as on the new Embarcadero Community site.
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About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. To learn more, please visit http://www.embarcadero.com/.
Echo Communications (for Embarcadero)