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Apple & GE team up to bring industrial IoT apps to iPhones

19 Oct 17

Apple will soon bring predictive data and analytics apps to iPhones and iPads.  

And it will do so with the help of GE, the company that developed Predix, an industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

Apple will deliver the apps from GE’s IoT platform. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS which gives developers the tools to make their own industrial IoT apps.

These apps will give industrial operators more insight and visibility into the performance of their equipment and operations right from their iPhone or iPad.

For example, a Predix app can notify a worker on their iPhone of a potential issue with equipment such as a wind turbine and allow them to collaborate with remote teams when performing inspections and repairs, collecting relevant data instantly.

Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, says, “GE is an ideal partner with a rich history of innovation across the industrial world in areas like aviation, manufacturing, healthcare and energy.”

“Together, Apple and GE are fundamentally changing how the industrial world works by combining GE’s Predix platform with the power and simplicity of iPhone and iPad.”

From the other side of the partnership, GE’s chairman and CEO John Flannery adds, “The partnership between Apple and GE is providing developers with the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps.”

“Our customers increasingly need to arm their workforces through mobility. Working together, GE and Apple are giving industrial companies access to powerful apps that help them tap into the predictive data and analytics of Predix right on their iPhone or iPad.”

In addition, GE is also working with Apple to develop apps for both internal use and its customers.

GE’s Asset Performance Management (APM) Cases app helps industrial businesses increase machine reliability and availability while reducing maintenance costs and managing operations risks.

The new Predix SDK for iOS will be available to download on Thursday, 26 October.

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