Five New Apps Make Way at the Second Annual M2M App Challenge

Michelle Mayer
Marketing Communications
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Carol Stream, Ill. - July 23, 2013 - When you combine open data, imagination, and just 36 hours, you get the second annual M2M App Challenge, where developers take their ideas and turn them into reality. Armed with open data, 75 developers illustrated exactly what M2M apps can do at the M2M App Challenge hosted by Connected World magazine during the annual Connected World Conference.

Five winning apps emerged from the pack. The winners of the M2M App Challenge are featured in the Aug/Sept 2013 issue of Connected World magazine.

During the weekend of June 7-9, developers from across the country traveled to Santa Clara, Calif., to participate in the M2M App Challenge and produce new M2M applications. Five platform providers, Esri, ioBridge, ILS Technology, Aeris Communications, and OSIsoft, helped direct the developers through the 36 hours of coding. Along with the coaching from the five platform providers, developers had access to open data from the U.S. government.

Each of the M2M apps created were judged by an independent panel of industry experts. The judging panel included Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine; Mike Carrozzo, chief editor, Connected World magazine; Drew Johnson, Aeris Communications; Tim Lindner, Voxware; Kamal Jethwani, Partners Center for Connected Health and Harvard Medical School; Nick Nero, Industry Expert; Gregg Garrett, CGS Advisors; Satwant Kaur, "First Lady of Emerging Technology"; Matt Miller, OSIsoft; Christie Dudley, Industry Expert; Hans Scharler, ioBridge; John Yaist, Esri; and John Keever, ILS Technology.

The judging panel selected the following winners from each platform:

Platform: Esri
Mani Doraisamy
App: Like Minded

This winning app takes social media to the next level not just by simply helping people connect but connecting people with others with similar interests and that are in close proximity.

Platform: ioBridge
Gilles de Bordeaux and Henry Yu
App: Personal Parking Assistant

Together the developers were able to create an app that solves the problem of avoiding scratches to your car when entering a small garage.

Platform: ILS Technology
Chad Sahlhoff
App: Smartclock

From a vision to reality, an M2M app was created that gives the average worker a way to easily track power usage.

Platform: Aeris Communicatioem>
Cyrus Lum
App: Healthtraxx

Here an app was created that allows home-health monitoring to be possible through a smartphone device.

Platform: OSIsoft/Esri
Pradipta Bose, Amit Kumar, and Santanu Saha
App: Driver Dashboard

The team created a fully packed auto app by combing two of the platforms given.

"This year's M2M App Challenge gives great insight into where developers are turning in order to create new and exciting M2M apps," says Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Connected World magazine. "In the end the 36-hour event is all about using open data and discovering where and how we can take M2M to that next level."

Be sure to pick up your copy of the Aug/Sept 2013 issue of Connected World magazine to learn more about each of the winning apps. The issue is available in both print and digital formats.

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