Smart Home Application Development
A European home automation technology company.
To create a universal smart home app for iOS and Android platforms to monitor and control various smart devices in the home, including lights, thermostats, security cameras and door locks.
We chose Swift for iOS and Kotlin for Android to ensure maximum performance and native integration. The Node.js was developed as a backend server, and AWS Amplify was deployed in the AWS Cloud as a bridge between smart devices and mobile applications.
We also selected the MongoDB-compatible Amazon DocumentDB for storing user profiles, smart device configurations, and daily smart home usage routines. The delivery of notifications to mobile applications was implemented from smart devices through the Amazon SNS because this service supports various protocols, including HTTPS, SMS, and email.
The designers were tasked with creating an intuitive and visually appealing user interface of mobile application for smart home. We conducted extensive interface testing so that users could easily manage their devices, create automated procedures, and change scenes with minimal effort.
The app has the following key features:
- Device сontrol. Users can remotely control lights, thermostats, security cameras, and door locks through the app.
- Automation routines. Users can create customised automation routines to automate tasks like turning off lights at bedtime or adjusting the thermostat based on temperature sensors.
- Real-time notifications. Instant notifications are sent to users when events like security camera motion detection or unlocked doors occur.
- Energy management. Users can monitor and optimise energy usage through the app, helping them save on energy costs.
- Scene creation. Scenes enable users to control multiple devices simultaneously with a single tap, such as setting the "Movie Night" scene to dim lights, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors.
- Multi-user support. Multiple users within a household can have their profiles and settings, allowing for personalised full smart home system control.
In a result of this smart home application development project, our client attracted new users by providing a simple solution to control their appliances. Its user-friendly interface and real-time capabilities set the product apart from the competitors.