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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Wearables / Smart Technology

Using Apps to Help Users Experience Wearables and IoT Devices

Wearables and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices are optimized for gathering data about a user and their environment. According to Cisco, this emerging industry will produce and deliver over 20 billion devices worldwide by 2020. Join Chris Beauchamp to learn about how to leverage mobile apps to develop a compelling user experience with one or several connected wearable or IoT devices. He’ll discuss the options for transmitting data from and to devices and how to ensure these connections are happening in real time once the app is live. Explore the options for displaying data on mobile apps with clear and understandable visual elements. Chris shows several use cases to highlight the patterns and anti-patterns on how to provide a great mobile experience across different devices. After all, in the end it’s up to developers to create a complete experience for users and do something interesting with these devices and their data.

Chris Beauchamp, Crittercism

An app developer since the first iPhone SDK was introduced, Chris Beauchamp lives, eats, and breathes mobile. Chris has published to both iTunes and Google Play a number of apps that have accumulated more than 25MM downloads. Focusing on utility apps with simple UX and beautiful design, his apps see 5 star ratings across the board. Chris is currently a developer evangelist at Crittercism, a service that provides mobile app performance insights to help developers improve their apps, where he discusses the methods and tools he has used to build successful apps.

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