Pottery passionates can intuitively manage kilns from their phone
Complete control of your internet accessible kiln.
The Mobile Interface Challenge Summarized
Billions of users own a smartphone, making mobile apps highly preferable when running a business. Their portability is the essential value brought to the market. As the easiest bridge to the physical world for the end-user, mobile apps can also be challenging to build, especially for IoT enterprises. As IoT is a fairly new industry, it has specific, and sometimes unknown, protocols to follow. If developers are not experienced, they have to play with trial and error until virtually seamless, which is time-consuming and costly. Security concerns should also be considered both in the front-end and back-end.
Behind the App
TAP, by SDS Industries, is a commercially available consumer kiln controller that enables the glass or ceramic artist to immediately start programming and operating their kiln. This controller is designed to take all the guesswork out of firing schedule creation, modification, execution, and monitoring. However, the company aimed to incorporate a GUI to this advanced service, and specifically they wanted to leverage it with a mobile app.
They reached out to Scopic and communicated their ideas with our best experts in the field.
The Scopic Solution
The controller was developed by SDS Industries themselves, and they provided us the Backend logic, so that we could reuse it. Scopic’s frontend experts designed and concepted the entire Mobile user interface for a cross-platform app implementation. Also we worked on a whole set of backend improvements to adjust to the IoT environment. The service includes these features:
Kiln settings adjustments
Kiln Schedule Configurations
Error logs view
Graphical display of Kiln processes
The mobile version works for both Android and IOS and simulates very closely the functionalities and features that are available on the controller. This user-friendly interface enables immediate out of the box use.