I’m Paul Hopton Chief Engineer at relayr
we bring things to life
We do one simple thing we connect smart devices to app developers.
We’ve just finished a very successful 3 months at Startupbootcamp in Amsterdam, and are just building back up in Berlin.
To start with I’ll tell you a story…
This is Jacksons grandma (he usually does the presentation)
About a year ago she got up in the night to turn the heating up, and fell. She’d broken her wrist and couldn’t get back up.
Normally her carer would have found her - but she had a flat tire
Her carer came the next day and called for help.
Grandma was OK
But Jacksons family had to reach a tough decision
They took grandma out of her home, and placed her in a nursing home where she could get 24 hr care.
Now Jacksons Parent, just like mine, and maybe yours are getting older too. We don’t want the same thing to happen to them. We want 24 hour care by
professionals and loved ones, whilst our parents stay independent in their own home
Technology almost makes this possible
We have smart motion detectors / smart beds / wristbands to monitor health / smart thermostats
But there is still no solution for the problem / Why? Because THERE IS NO APP FOR THAT!
6 years ago there were no apps, no easy taxi services, no pizza delivery app, no instagram - no google maps! Today apps are a multibillion dollar industry
Why can’t these young, creative smart entrepreneurs build a solution for these kind of problems
App developers can’t simply build an app because there is no common platform connecting these devices.
Each manufacturer has built there own cloud. and the clouds don’t talk to one another.
Relayr are going to change that
Our Open sensor cloud connects these smart devices together
and makes the data available to app developers to bulls Smart Solutions
We’ve started building our platform - beta launch around easter
We envisage creating a market place to sell these “smart solutions”
But how do you get people to start using your platform?
You need a product
We’ve created the WunderBar a Starter Kit for the Internet of Things created especially for App Developers.
Heres a very short film
We launched on Dragon Crowdfunding (not Kickstarter) last Friday. We’d love your Support.
(Dragon specialise on hardware CrowdFunding. they do due diligence on design, costs and manufacturing timelines. They’ll help us go into production,
and have a team that understand our product)
It has a master module and 6 sensor modules
(The Schema, Layouts and firmware will all be open sourced)
They communicate with one another through Bluetooth Low Energy
The master module, processes that data and shares it with the cloud through the WiFi chip
Our cloud solution then takes that data.
This is CloudCamp so I should take a moment to talk about what the cloud does
We have a device integration layer that supports
MQTT (a great low bandwidth / low energy M2M TCP-Based Protocol)
API Bridge to allow us to connect to devices that have their own API
We make this data available to developers through our Rest API and some SDKs / Frameworks / Libraries which build upon that.
Notification exist in the form of Websockets,,iOS7 Silent notifications and web hooks
Graphical Engine (IBM Node-RED)
Scripting Environment (LUA)
Machine Learning (eventually)
I don’t want the IoT to turn my smart phone into a remote control. I want decisions to be made for me. To enable this we will be building a rules engine.
We want to make this available to the App developer….
Looking for a European Hosting Partner
Of course the dimensions of the IoT are staggering.
Whilst we’re having fun burning the 10K AWS gave us at Startupbootcamp. We’d like to find a european partner. Happy to talk
An Experienced Team
Harald Zapp Michael Bommer
We are hiring!
And of course….
Berlin is the most exciting city in Europe at the moment. If the Northern line or David Cameron are getting you down, come join us :)
I deliberately skipped talking about Lambda Architectures or models of distributed decision making inspired by the brain of the Octopus. 5 minutes is too