RAMP for IoT is our development framework for building IoT-enabled web and mobile apps as quickly as possible. These apps can serve a simple function such as adjusting the temperature on your thermostat, or be as involved as monitoring energy expenditure and production of homes with solar installations like we built for Grid.
With IoT apps, there are features and functionalities that are absolutely necessary to have regardless of what the app is ultimately used for.
Here are a few of those that became the foundation for RAMP for IoT:
Business System Integrations
Your IoT app needs to be integrated with different business systems to provide mission control and data management. RAMP allows us to point and click an integration strategy not only with Salesforce but with Xively’s connected product management platform too. With these platforms, you can focus on running your business instead of securing your data and managing connections.
Real Time Monitoring
Within RAMP we have built integrations that allow us to process data in real-time. This way, you can have an accurate view of your connected device’s performance at all times.
Security and Scalability
With IoT connected products you are going to be processing a whole lot of data on a daily basis. This brings up issues in regards to security simply because of the sheer amount of data you are capturing can make you a target. At the same time, because you are collecting so much data, you need to be sure that you have the ability to scale as you start to acquire more and more users.
In regards to scalability, deploying on the Heroku platform gives us the ability to scale with the push of a button, while also providing industry compliant security measures to protect your data. We also run identity management and authentification solutions within RAMP to prevent malicious log-ins.
There is more to talk about here but is largely dependent on your industry and what you are connecting to the IoT. If you want to get into more detail, feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to walk you through everything.