The Internet of Things will enable businesses to expand their portfolio of products and services, improve their supply chain and develop alternative revenue streams. However, minimizing time to market is going to be critical to remaining competitive. Unfortunately, there is a knowledge gap regarding IoT technology and the standards necessary to program embedded devices. This is why we founded ThingForward. Our mission is to transfer the speed, the flexibility, the quality, the security and the developmental know-how from the Internet to IoT. This requires the right people, the right methods and the right tools.
The thing is: The Internet of Things is coming. However, without “things” it’s not going to happen. And developing software for even the simplest devices continues to be comparably complex, slow and therefore costly, lacking in agile and iterative development models, prohibitive - because of high entry barriers to device development, even for professionals and too expensive due to the required development Environment.
Software development for embedded devices is complex. Devices are only “smart” if they can speak the same language across brands, categories and operating systems. Current OS and programming frameworks do not enable the fast, easy and quality development of IoT devices. At the same time, there are too few programmer with embedded development knowledge to keep pace with busines and customer expectations for IoT products and services. Slyft Enterprise combines an easy-to-use software tool that make it possible for professional web developers to expand their knowledge to the area of IoT with a comprehensive support package and individual training modules to get everybody on the team up to speed.
ThingForward is the latest start-up from the Cassini Group, which is comprised of more than 200 specialists in the field of digital transformation. The group has been responsible for the largest Internet projects in Germany over the last 10 years. It has also been advising blue chips and German ministries on IoT topics for more than five years. This broadband of competencies allows ThingForward to offer you a full spectrum of support and services from the very start.