It was a busy week for Webalo at GE’s Minds + Machines. In addition to launching Webalo 4.0, the latest version of our transformative app generation platform, our development team scored a top three finish at the Minds + Machines’ Appathon: Ecomagination Challenge.
The mission? Utilize the GE Predix platform to develop green energy solutions that reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while increasing output. And to do so in the form of an app. Our response was to create not just a single app, but three separate apps tailored to different job personas, that allowed an energy utility to more efficiently manage its multi-station power grid.
Ingesting live and historical data from GE Predix, the Irish Energy Board API and third-party resources, the Webalo apps allowed users to visualize and respond to a variety of information in real time. And to do so entirely from within the Webalo platform. For example, utilizing historical energy demand and temperature data in conjunction with live weather prediction data to accurately assign resources to different stations depending on local weather conditions. Or viewing system maintenance schedules against the inventory necessary to complete repairs.
By utilizing Webalo 4.0’s no-code, app generation platform, the Webalo team was able to quickly connect to the data, configure the apps and deploy them across the theoretical enterprise. In fact, Webalo was the only entrant in the competition to generate fully working apps at the completion of the event.
Each of the three apps was created with a distinct user persona in mind. This included a desktop app for operations managers and procurement magagers; an iPad app for station operators and an iphone app for site engineers. All automatically generated via the Webalo platform.
Audience response was extremely positive and we were thrilled for the opportunity to take part in the Appathon alongside a great group of teams with deep energy industry experience.
Designed as the ultimate workforce productivity tool for harnessing industrial and enterprise data, Webalo 4.0 sets a new standard in time-to-value, with its patented technology empowering enterprise users to quickly, easily and automatically generate dynamic desktop and mobile persona-based apps.