Easy management of smart assets in a world of connected devices.

Author

André Schiretz

CTO of AgileXS

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"The BusyMachines team is very helpful, they truly take the time to understand our business and what we’re trying to achieve. That’s very beneficial. They’re not just typing code, but they actually manage to understand our business."

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  • Client: AgileXS
  • Time to market: 9 months
  • Industry: IoT
  • Product

    Platform for easy management of smart assets & data collection.

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  • Value proposition

    Manage all your smart assets fast with low upfront investment.

  • Our delivery team — 3.75 FTE

    2.0Backend

    1.0Web

    0.5UX/UI

    0.25PM

Delivery timeline

  • MVPDuration: 10 months

    Service: Dedicated Software Teams

    BusyMachines implemented the cloud platform, web app & hardware integration. We worked together with the DeviceXS product owner and solution architect. The platform managed hundreds of real smart assets (ie. vending machines & others) within the first month after launch.

  • Post MVPDuration: 30+ months

    Service: Extended Software Teams

    An extended software team from BusyMachines worked together with the DeviceXS in-house team to define the solution objectives & software architecture. We had daily contact, release often & kept all stakeholders involved in the product demos every two weeks.

  • Maintenance

    Service: Extended Software Teams

    Software maintenance & support delivered as part of the "Post MVP" development effort.

The vision of DeviceXS

DeviceXS's vision is a world of connected & smart assets & devices. The company's ambition was to build a generic IoT (“internet of things”) platform for businesses that need to manage & collect data streams from smart assets. The business value of the platform comes from the fact that it is flexible enough to handle most important IoT integration scenarios while doing most of the heavy lifting expected from a scalable custom IoT solution.

The work of BusyMachines

The technical challenges of the platform consist in its requirement to manage & communicate with a wide variety of smart devices ranging from simple sensors to complex systems (ie. vending machines, printers etc).

  • The BusyMachines team handled these challenges by implementing a generic core system that can handle dynamic asset models, events & readings. The end users use a responsive web portal with reusable widgets that can be composed into dashboards. We designed and automated the entire cloud production infrastructure.

  • BusyMachines worked together with the DeviceXS product owners to define the solution objectives & software architecture. We had daily contact, released often & kept all stakeholders involved in product demos every two weeks.

  • Technology stack

    BackendScala, Akka, ElasticSearch, Akka HTTP

    WebJS, AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3

    UX/UI DesignAdobeXD, Adobe Illustrator

    PMScrum / Agile

    TechopsDocker, AWS, Kibana / Grafana

  • Deliverables

    Cloud platform

    Web portal (B2B): AgileXS

    Hardware / Firmware integration

    Custom server deployment

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