Connected Mobile Application for Smart Home Comfort Products

Client Overview

North America based leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of wood and gas fireplaces, including inserts, stoves, and grills.

Business Challenge

The client wanted to control their home appliances remotely via a mobile application. For the same, they were looking for a technology partner who has expertise in connected mobile applications to build end-to-end use cases for smart home products, where they can control/monitor all the properties of the products via the cloud.

VOLANSYS Contribution

VOLANSYS helped the client in designing and developing the mobile application to control and monitor the smart home products. The mobile application will support user registration, device provisioning, and device control via AWS cloud and over local mode when the mobile application is under the range of Bluetooth connection.

  • Prepared detailed PRD (Product requirement document) and feasibility of critical features to derive scope and solution and identified the suitable cloud services for the application
  • Developed and deployed the iOS and Android mobile application with the following functionalities and features:
    • User management using standard configuration and interfaces
    • Displayed the list of provisioning devices under the user account using standard interfaces 
    • Provisioning of new devices using Bluetooth / Wi-Fi AP mode using a standard interface 
    • Added specific functionality and features to the products:
      • Flame color, speed, brightness, power (on/off), timer functionality
      • Room temperature, burn rate, eco mode, alerts
      • Conventional smoker mode, broiler mode, cold smoking mode 
      • Fame and heat adjustment, LED lights
  • Designed UI/UX of mobile application
    • Quick and robust design for provisioning of devices
    • Simplified navigation and usability for the mobile application 
    • Enhanced analytics to help for product roadmap
    • End-to-end connectivity with real-time updates 
    • Rich data representation in the form of graph and tables
    • Customized UI controls for advanced UI components 
  • Inclusion of firebase  for information about user usage, crash logs, and engagement analytics logging these customer events
  • QA testing and validation:
    • Developed test plan and test cases for functional and UI testing of the devices
    • Validated the mobile application on various version and devices
    • Validated sanity test cases using Automation test scripts developed in the Robot and Appium framework to reduce the turn around time of the verification cycle 
    • Prepared QA test summary reports for every build released
Technologies | Engineering Expertise

Mobility Solution | UI/UX | IoT | Software Engineering | Quality Engineering

Application Diagram

Connected Mobile Application Diagram

Smart and Connected Home Products

Benefits Delivered
  • Having tons of experience in connected products, VOLANSYS  helped the client in improving firmware to  make better-connected products 
  • The client was able to launch new products in just 2 months with quick development support
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