Build the future with connectivity that works
26. February, 2015
The future will see all types of connected devices that have the potential to transform our lives
The number of wearables continues to increase with more Android Wear products and many others based
on custom built software platforms. Sensors and algorithms are helping us to live more healthily!
But there’s a problem ...
Wearables are not standalone devices. They need to connect to smartphones, tablets and laptops to
truly be useful. They need to exchange data with cloud back-ends. For instance, people glance at
their watches to get time-criticial relevant information. They don’t want an immersive experience.
Bluetooth Low Energy is often the glue between connected devices. But it is an evolving technology
standard and hardware implementations can be quite variable. Each iteration of Android has a new
iteration of Bluetooth. Add in the complexity of cloud processing and latency, this can mean a
frustrating experience for an end customer who just doesn’t get the experience she was expecting.
And worse, a feeling of wasted money and effort.
In the automotive sphere, connectivity plays an increasingly important role. We spend a lot of time
in our cars and want to enjoy being in the car whether as a driver or passenger, or be more
productive. Building good experiences in the car present their own set of challenges for obvious
reasons of safety and security.
End customers are ever more demanding. A lot of technological progress is at the risk of
disappointing customers while basic flaws are not being addressed. The good news is that these flaws
can be tackled. If you feel the same way, I’d love to talk to you. Connectivity is a core area of