The Shuttles Project launch was a big hit in our building. Our Android and iOS apps had over 200 combined downloads in the first month of the official publication by just word-of-mouth without any commercial promotion.
One of the super-powers of Aeris’ AerCloud IoT application platform is that developers can separate the data modeling and visualization development from the delivery and connection of the physical thing providing the data. Literally, in a matter of a few minutes, we were able to use the AerCloud console to create a data model and container to hold the data for our shuttle tracking project, which we started building in our last blog post.
In our last entry, “The Shuttles Project – Using IoT to Get to Work,” we talked about connecting the shuttles which take employees in Aeris’ building back and forth to an off-site car parking lot. We mentioned that this is an ideal use case for an Internet of Things (IoT) solution. Every IoT solution has pretty much the same ingredients:
Real estate in Silicon Valley is booming. That’s true both for the housing market and for the office space market. For Aeris’ office building in Santa Clara, California, that means that the owner is breaking ground on the long-planned additional building that will occupy our current surface parking lot. For all the tenants in our building, that also means multiple years during which half of the cars must park off-site intead of right at the building. Ugh.