Stable back end driven interaction, automatic OTA updates
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Softeq participated in the mobile, web, and firmware development for a smart bassinet.
The client invented a smart bassinet, which leverages embedded sound sensors to detect crying and automatically calm babies. The smart bassinet is driven by a mobile app, web back end, and firmware. The client was looking for a full-stack development company that could help implement the IoT solution.
The client set a hard deadline on the release date to get the product to market. Softeq was tasked with helping to develop a mobile app along with a secure back end.
Parents can use the mobile app to:
Information security and smooth bassinet-mobile intercommunication were the client’s top priorities. The back end is realized as a combination of an admin panel, a cloud-hosted single page application, and a stack of microservices.
The back end provides constant and stable interaction between all elements of the solution architecture: mobile app, firmware, and hardware. It ensures that parents won’t miss a signal from the bassinet, when the baby needs their personal attention.
Softeq’s engineers supplemented the client’s firmware team and implemented a major piece of firmware to underlie the bassinet’s functionality.
The firmware processes the data flow from embedded sound sensors, allowing the bassinet to recognize when the baby is crying and automatically choose the appropriate soothing level.
As an extension of the Happiest Baby team, Softeq contributed to the following functionality:
The client’s Sales & Marketing team maintains communication with bassinet users to improve the product’s performance and functionality. Based on user feedback, Softeq and the client’s team regularly upgrade the bassinet’s software and firmware. This is done so that earlier versions of the bassinet remain compatible with all the new functions, features, and interfaces added in the newest versions.
When a new major firmware update or mobile app is released, the back end automatically finds the bassinets/mobile clients with previous versions and updates them remotely.
Softeq met the deadline and helped get the product to market on time. The app is now available in the Apple Store and Google Play.
The project is ongoing, and the Softeq mobile team is currently working on the next updates. The bassinet is successfully selling across the U.S.