Apple partners up with GE to bring Predix industrial apps to iOS

18:09 | 23/10/2017

This morning, Apple and GE announced a partnership to deliver powerful industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone® and iPad®. 

Apple and GE are teaming up to bring Predix to the iOS so that developers can create their own industrial applications

The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps.

“GE is an ideal partner with a rich history of innovations across the industrial world in areas like aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, and energy. Together, Apple and GE are fundamentally changing how the industrial world works by combining GE’s Predix platform with the power and simplicity of iPhone and iPad,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The new Predix SDK for iOS will be available to download from October 26. The SDK gives developers the ability to make powerful native apps that take full advantage of the industrial analytics from Predix and tap into the power and ease of use of iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.

These apps will give industrial operators more insight and visibility into the performance of their equipment and operations right from their iPhone or iPad. For example, a Predix app can notify a worker on their iPhone of a potential issue with equipment such as a wind turbine and allow them to collaborate with remote teams when performing inspections and repairs, collecting relevant data instantly. These industrial apps will close the information loop faster, ultimately increasing cost savings and minimizing unplanned downtime. 

Apple will promote GE's Predix as its go-to industrial IoT analytics platform

“The partnership between Apple and GE will provide developers with the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps. Our customers increasingly need to arm their workforce through mobility. Working together, GE and Apple are giving industrial companies access to powerful apps that help them tap into the predictive data and analytics of Predix right on their iPhone or iPad,” said John Flannery, GE chairman cum CEO.

In collaboration with Apple, GE is also developing apps for both internal use and its customers, giving workers powerful tools to enhance their jobs and help operations run more efficiently. GE’s Asset Performance Management (APM) Cases app, which is available in the App Store®, helps industrial businesses increase machine reliability and availability while reducing maintenance costs and managing operational risks. Customers, including Exelon Corp., are already putting APM to work and seeing improved equipment uptime and overall productivity.

GE will standardise on iPhone and iPad for mobile devices and also promote Mac® as a choice for its global workforce of more than 330,000 employees. Apple will promote GE’s Predix as the industrial IoT analytics platform of choice to its customers and developers.

By Ha Vy

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