Digitread creates complete IoT-solutions rapidly with Appfarm Create

Digitread creates complete IoT-solutions rapidly with Appfarm Create

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With the increasing availability of IoT-devices, many more companies from various industries can benefit from introducing IoT-connected applications. In fact, the number of IoT-devices is projected to make a threefold increase to 43 billion by 2023. Consequently, Digitread, a Norwegian engineering company providing digital solutions for industry businesses, is experiencing increased demand for IoT-connected applications. IoT-solutions have the possibility to optimise and streamline most aspects of the industrial value chain, which provide a lot of exciting and innovative market opportunities for Digitread.

The sheer volume of the growing demand for IoT-devices is challenging the traditional application development process. The IoT-domain is situated on the intersection between industrial engineering and information technology which provide unique challenges as it requires both hardware and software competence. Successful IoT-applications must combine data from sensors with modern and contextualised user interfaces to enable business users to harness the power of the data. Customers expect that IoT will enable them to extract valuable insights from their physical business processes to perform data-driven decisions on modern user interfaces. “The customer isn’t only interested in advanced IoT platforms and sensors; they want a fully functioning SaaS product” says Christoffer Lange, Industrial IoT product manager in Digitread.

A complete IoT mobile application in hand

No-code is a very promising approach to solve this challenge by enabling rapid development of intuitive and modern user interfaces which take advantage of sensor data, machine learning algorithms and predictive analytics. Armed with Appfarm Create, Digitread can now provide a fully functioning IoT-application in record time.

Give us access to your data and sensors and we´ll provide comprehensive applications for your business!
- Christoffer Lange

Working in one-week's sprints, Digitread is now able to provide IoT-applications to customers mainly in the maritime, shipping and oil&gas industries replacing previous tedious processes with week-long workshops and pre-projects. “One-click deployment is completely amazing. The customer sees the changes live when we deploy an update, thanks to Appfarm. The feedback loop between us as developers and the customer is incredibly efficient”, Christoffer told us.

Harness the power of IoT-data

Valuable business insight can be derived from raw IoT data and used to improve business processes. However, to capitalise on that insight one must be able to act on the data immediately. Digitread’s knowledge of IoT-sensors supported by Appfarm Create’s flexibility and effectiveness matches this goal perfectly.

A full IoT-solution includes sensors, connectors, IoT platform and end-user applications. The latter is developed with Appfarm Create, providing modern and intuitive interfaces on all devices. A common belief is that IoT-applications are complicated to develop due to a myriad of systems and devices that must be integrated together. Appfarm Create helps to reduce troublesome and painful integration processes.

We tie all four components together and Appfarm helps make the icing on the cake; the end-user applications. - Christoffer Lange
Digitread engineer developing IoT applications

Industrial engineers + No-code = Industrial developers

Armed with Appfarm Create, Digitread’s engineers have the needed tools and industrial knowledge to create complete IoT-applications. By re-engineering their strategy and culture, Digitread engineers have become software developers equipped with a deep understanding of industrial challenges. For Digitread, Appfarm offers a cost-effective and scalable method providing them with a competitive edge amongst other forward-thinking industrial product companies.