Universal Electronics Inc. is one of the biggest providers of electronic parts for devices like remote controls, IoT devices, and home sensors in the United States.
Daikin, a Japanese multinational air conditioning manufacturer, is a global leader in the industry and provides HVAC&R, fluorochemical, and filtration products powered by unlimited human potential.
Rootstrap was brought on board to provide expertise in connecting all new IoT devices and hardware to mobile devices via Bluetooth and other technologies by achieving the following objectives:
The first stages of our engagement included programming and close collaboration with the UEI team working with the Bluetooth low energy component (BLE).
Rootstrap and UEI would ensure the component for Daikin could send commands and that the firmware was properly upgraded. Based on the concept app that Rootstrap created, 3rd party providers will be able to create new apps using Rootstrap's model as a technical foundation.
The project's next phase focused on the commercialization of the BLE-based controller application.
This stage included product strategy, user interface & user experience design, frontend software development for iOS and Android, and backend software development.
The Mobile Controller App allows product owners to remotely and smartly control their Daikin air conditioners from anywhere at any time.
The app is also compatible with multiple Daikin’s wall-mounted air conditioner units and features an ‘out of home’ functionality allowing product owners to control their compatible units on the go.