Kaazing Announces Platform to Improve iPhone Battery Life
Kazzing, a leading technology company, announced today its newest Kaazing WebSocket Gateway the JMS Edition 3.5 platform. Utilizing an HTML 5 WEbSocket architecture, the new platform can be incredibly useful to iPhone users and developers through its improvement of iPhone battery life, app performance, data usage and offline participation. This allows apps to push information to its users more effectively, even if the app isn’t turned “on.” Kaazing’s software is expected to save app developer an estimated 30 to 40 percent cost savings due to the Kaazing’s unified architecture.
“With the arrival of the iPhone 5 we wanted to make sure developers could make the user experience all it could be,” said Jonas Jacobi Kaazing’s CEO and Co-Founder. “Right now most iPhone apps rely on using the earliest architecture of the Internet – HTTP, which wasn’t designed for the real-time responsiveness you need for apps dealing with air travel, finances, gaming, transportation or online collaboration. By providing an HTML 5 WebSocket platform, we enable the fastest, most reliable, mobile Living Web experience possible. Building a live, interactive, and real-time application using Kaazing’s HTML5 WebSocket technology requires less power and less data, meaning longer battery life in mobile devices, more responsive applications, and less impact on end users' data plans.”
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Kaazing explains that applications that have used Kaazing Gateway have seen successful results of working at least 50 percent more efficiently in comparison to using traditional web communications such as HTTP in mobile app performance.
Kaazing Gateway also reduces latency. This paired with reduction in bandwidth is how Kaazing’s platform can dramatically extend battery life.
Key Features of the new Kaazing WebSocket Gateway - JMS Edition 3.5 Platform include:
- iOS Client Library for writing native iPhone Applications
- Kaazing Certification for Cordova to write mobile hybrid applications
- APNS Integration to reach an audience even when they are not logged into a native application
- Guaranteed message delivery to ensure end users receive all messages intended for them
- Client-managed message flow control to ensure continued service through poor coverage areas
- Bandwidth capping to offer volume-tiered data delivery services
- Lower latency to provide better response time for end users
- Decreased bandwidth to minimize data usage
“We were looking for a technology that could support us in delivering huge amounts of monitoring data in a real-time, secure, mobile way,” said Richard Hutchings, Product Management Director at ITRS Group. “Our challenge is to get that data in a useful form, and for that to be really effective, we want it to be available through a browser and through mobile devices. Kaazing has the best technology—It’s right at the cutting edge of what’s available to meet our challenges. Kaazing is driving HTML 5 standards.”
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.