Apple and GE have announced a new partnership that will bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to the iPhone and iPad.
The two companies have unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, giving developers the tools to make their own industrial IoT apps.
According to the partners, the 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 workers of a potential issue with a wind turbine and allow them to collaborate with remote teams when performing inspections and repairs and collect relevant data instantly. The apps are designed to close the information loop faster, ultimately increasing cost-savings and minimizing unplanned downtime.
“GE is an ideal partner with a rich history of innovation across the industrial world in areas like aviation, manufacturing, healthcare and energy,” says Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “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.”
“The partnership between Apple and GE is providing developers with the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps,” adds John Flannery, chairman and CEO of GE. “Our customers increasingly need to arm their workforces 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.”
The new Predix SDK for iOS will be available for download on Thursday, Oct. 26.