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iPhone application for IHC control
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Mobile grænseflader til intelligente bygninger

18 november 2010.

Jesper Plass og Mark Folkenberg


Schneider Electric

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iPhone application for IHC control

The situation then




The trend within home automation is that easy access to the

system is mandatory.



Our competitors are launching smart access solutions


if we

want to stay in the game and still be the market leader


we

have to do the same!!!



This can be solved through touch screens and portable devices

like smart phones.



This presentation is focusing on iPhones, but future

applications for android and Windows Mobile phones is

easy to implement later.

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The sales of applications for smart phones is growing rapidly and
App store is selling
99,4% of all
!!! (Figures from 2009)

Why choosing iPhone application?

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iPhone application for IHC control




The IHCRemote application will allow LK IHC Control® owners, to

use their Apple device as a remote to their LK IHC®

installation.



It will act as an extension to the existing input units in the LK IHC®

installation by triggering them on the IHC Controller/Viewer,

through a wireless connection.



The application can be used both at home (intranet)


and globaly (internet).

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Objectives:



Minimize user setup / maximize user friendliness


Emphasize responsiveness


use local caching.


Realtime interaction


Connect through WIFI, 3G, EDGE, GPRS.


Easy to personalize.


Hide unnessasary information.


Simplified interface to the IHC system


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How does it looks like?

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Implementation options




IHCRemote had two options of implementations:

Karakteristik


Web App

Native App

Hastighed

Langsom

Hurtig

Netværks

data

Meget

Medium

AppStore

Nej

Ja

Animation
kontrol

Lidt

Fuld

Platforme

De
fleste

iOS

Latency

Høj

Lav

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Lessons learned:



Consider performance from the beginning


Overhead in the Network Protocol


Work with the platforms design patterns, and not against.


Maximize the screen real estate for the purpose at hand;


Avoid functionalities not regarding the purpose of the current view.


Use Depth Disclosure instead. The more specific functionality, the
deeper the user must go.


Be aware of Apple’s approval review.


An App is not static. It requires ongoing updates and maintenance.


Be aware of localization of texts. Choose a strategy from the
beginning.

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Android has in Q2 2010 overtaken Apple in numbers of sold
devices.



Be aware of different screen formats and processors.

Next step
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Android

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LK/Schneider Electrics will handle first level support:


Basic setup and connection problems.


Support

Comet Peole will handle second level support:

Advanced technical issues.

No direct contact to the customer.


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New established company with big experience in gaming business.


Huge experience within mobile units, real time systems, graphical
programming and GUI design.


In total
more than 20 years professional experience

with
software development.


Experience with launch of iPhone and windows mobile applications.


The customer portefolio contains CBS, British Chamber Of Commerce
and Thomas Cook Airlines.


Officiel microsoft partner.

Who is the partner?

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Regularly updates is better than one big update once a year.



Listen to the costumers


feedback is very useful

It’s important to keep it alive!!!