App for Smart Baby Products

Mobile App Development for AGU Baby

  • Swift
  • Android Java
  • PHP & NodeJS
Solution Mobile app for smart baby products
Industry
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer electronics
Engagement model Dedicated development team
Methodology Scrum
Team
  • iOS Developer
  • Android Developer
  • PHP & NodeJS Developer
  • QA Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
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Customer

Case Highlights

Softeq helped the client fix several issues affecting the performance of the IoT suite, which allows users to manage connected baby care products.

  • Smart user authentication
  • Multi-user Family Account access — up to 5 people
  • Improved data exchange and storage
  • Stable app-to-device connectivity
  • Improved geolocation accuracy
  • 300% increase in the number of active users

Problem

AGU Baby AG, our long-term customer from Switzerland, produces baby care products and medical equipment for home use. Some IoT AGU Baby AG products run on custom firmware and communicate with their mobile app (iOS, Android) via BLE or Wi-Fi.

The client turned to Softeq to fix several issues affecting the performance and user experience of their IoT suite, including inaccurate GPS positioning, an unstable app-to-device connection, and the lack of on-device data storage (which led to data loss).

Solution

IoT Suite Overhaul

During the first phase of the project, we addressed the issues affecting app-to-device connectivity and helped the client adjust the device’s firmware requirements to avoid similar problems in the future. We also fine-tuned data exchange and storage, improved geolocation accuracy, and revamped mobile app interface and user flow.

Multi-Family Account

Initially, the AGU app was designed to only support single-user access. We re-wrote the source code to enable multi-user Family Account access for the iOS and Android apps.

Now users can securely share baby data (growth records, feeding charts, and movement data with GPS coordinates) with family members, doctors, nurses, and any other interested party.

User Authentication

To prevent data loss, we implemented a new system of user authentication.

Before

  • ABU Baby users could log in via an email and unique password, and several social networks.
  • When a user logged in via a social media account, the email associated with the social network profile automatically replaced the email the user account was registered with.
  • Another AGU Baby user profile was created, and there was no data synchronization between the new and original accounts.
  • AGU device settings and performance data from the original account were lost.

After

To avoid account duplication and prevent data loss, a unified user account was introduced:

  • Mandatory account set-up via an email address.
  • Option to link several social media accounts to a single AGU Baby user profile.

Extra Product Line Improvements

New Connected Products

Softeq also helped the client connect new devices to the IoT suite: the Brainy thermometer and an updated version of Sunny, a smart natural light lamp.

With Brainy, users can take temperature measurements from four different parts of the body. The thermometer automatically correlates infrared sensor readings with the associated body parts and sends the data to the mobile application, where parents can keep a detailed log on their child’s illness.

With the release of the updated AGU natural light lamp, users can manage several lamps from inside the app, rename the devices, and assign multiple lamps to a single account.

Results

How Softeq Helped

By giving the AGU app a complete overhaul and adding new devices to the IoT suite, we helped the customer triple the number of app users. AGU and Softeq continue working on new connected baby care products including:

  • A smart nebulizer, which calculates the optimum medication dose, aerosol deposition, and treatment time.

  • A bedside lamp supporting custom lighting schedules and multiple functional modes.