TechTarget Credits Alpha Software with Helping Organizations Innovate Around Wearables
TechTarget and other tech outlets are continuing to write about the potential use of wearable devices in business. While there are many cool new wearable technologies coming out, companies are looking for ways to test how these technologies may or not fit into their business models.
This week, TechTarget reporter Frank Churchville takes a look at the use of smartwatches by corporate developers in his article, “Let’s Innovate: Uncovering Hidden Powers of the Smartwatch.” Churchville discusses the need for companies to find new ways to test smartwatch apps and profiles Alpha Software’s Alpha WatchBench app for iPhones as a great example of a tool developers can use to prototype business apps for Apple smartwatches.
“…So how has the use of WatchBench played out in the real world? A few places, actually – including the NHL. Developer David Kates was able to use WatchBench to create a simple app – NHL Stats – which connects to an Amazon S3 table containing JSON about the Stanley Cup Finals, delivering real-time scores and other game information to fans on their wearable devices. And while this might seem like a big undertaking, it took Kates less than two hours to construct his application – with absolutely no prior experience building a smartwatch app…”
The article concludes:
“Perhaps Bricklin has saved us from the fiery, seemingly never-ending debate over the significance – or lack thereof – of wearables.”
To read more about, and see a demo of, David Kates NHL WatchBench app, click here.
To read more about the launch of Alpha WatchBench, click here.
To read more about how enterprises should address smartwatches and other wearables within their mobile strategy, click here.