(NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced that MeWatt
Corporation, creators of a revolutionary IoT device for near
real-time energy monitoring and analysis of appliance energy usage, is
leveraging the NativeScript®
open source platform to enable customers to become more
knowledgeable about their energy consumption.
Developed and supported by Progress, NativeScript enables the
cross-platform creation of native applications for iOS and Android
devices. It is unlike traditional hybrid or web apps, as it leverages
platform-native UI to deliver maximum performance—even on older Android
devices and makes it easy to share code between platforms. Developers
the need to learn new coding environments, expediting time to market.
Serving both commercial businesses and personal consumers alike, MeWatt
created a device that could IoT-enable any appliance, with actionable
recommendations and alerts to empower users to reduce energy costs and
control their carbon footprint. MeWatt needed to build a mobile app
capable of quickly pulling and analyzing data from potentially hundreds
of thousands of appliances – without negatively impacting performance.
NativeScript, the open source framework from Progress, provided MeWatt
with the tools needed to not only create the app, but do so in a matter
of weeks, compared to traditional native approaches that could take
months and requires specific development skillsets and technologies.
"We needed a mobile app that would run on any device and we didn’t have
you want the best performance possible in native, the NativeScript
framework is an excellent product to use,” said Lino Tadros, CEO and
President, MeWatt. “We didn’t have to write everything from scratch
using a different language to support each device. We did it once, which
helped us bring the app to market faster—in weeks instead of months.”
After developing mobile apps using the NativeScript framework, the
MeWatt team plans to use NativeScript for future energy saving ideas.
“Our development team likes how easy it is to re-use components and code
from existing projects, which is pivotal in a world where time to market
can make or break the success of an app. If the project calls for
the app,” Tadros said.
“The NativeScript framework is paving the way for mobile application
development,” said Faris Sweis, Senior Vice President and General
Manager of Developer Tooling, Progress. “Developers want native, high
quality, high performing apps, and they want to reuse as much of their
code as possible to build native mobile apps faster. NativeScript
empowers developers to deliver maximally performing and elegant
applications with a minimal amount of effort.”
For more information about NativeScript, please visit www.nativescript.org.
For more details about the MeWatt story, click
here or view additional customer successes at https://www.progress.com/customers.
MeWatt is a revolutionary “appliance to mobile”
device that provides near real-time energy monitoring and energy usage
analysis for consumer appliances and enterprise green initiatives.
MeWatt continuously collects and analyzes the energy usage of appliances
to provide actionable recommendations and alerts to conserve energy,
reduce carbon emissions and save money for both consumers and
enterprises. Learn about MeWatt at http://mewatt.com.
PRGS) is a global leader in application development, empowering
enterprises to build mission-critical business applications to succeed
in an evolving business environment. With offerings spanning web, mobile
and data for on-premise and cloud environments, Progress powers
businesses worldwide, promoting success one application at a time. Learn
about Progress at www.progress.com
Progress and NativeScript are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Progress Software Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries or
affiliates in the US and other countries. Any other trademarks contained
herein are the property of their respective owners.
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