Innovation in Motion B.V. is a technology company passionate about building smart home products that add value for people. They specifically focus on building software-driven hardware at the intersection of IoT and advanced motorization for the smart home, in other words: putting the home in motion.
Slide is an easy to install and an affordable smart curtain system. With Slide, everyone can automate their existing curtains in just a few minutes and start waking up to natural sunlight, securing home on holiday, and much more.
mDash alongside Mongoose OS was used by Innovation in Motion to create Slide.
Innovation in Motion has chosen a popular ESP32 microcontroller for their smart product. At the time, they were looking to transition from the prototype stage (where Arduino was used) to an enterprise-grade real-time operating system (RTOS), that can be used in the production version of the product, they have evaluated different possible approaches and mDash with Mongoose OS were selected for being a full-featured system and allowing to significantly shorten the development time.
“Microcontrollers like the ESP have become very popular over the past few years but we found that the manufacturer's SDK was lacking in features and reliability. It was important
to us to have crucial features such as OTA functionality.
We chose mDash and Mongoose OS because they are feature-rich, stable and easy to develop on. We evaluated other options but found that mDash and Mongoose OS bundle was better optimized for the ESP microcontroller than the other. ” says Thijs Olthof, Founder at Innovation in Motion B.V.
“Looking back, we're confident mDash and Mongoose OS was the right choice as the basis of our product's firmware. It includes features that might seem very obvious today, like offering over-the-air (OTA) updates to customers, but that we found were lacking or were poorly implemented in the other alternatives we have considered. We use mDash to monitor our fleet of devices and offer remote support where needed.” continues Thijs Olthof.
mDash with Mongoose OS has significantly cut the development cycle and shortened the time to market for Innovation in Motion: “With the help of mDash, Mongoose OS and Cesanta team we were able to reduce the time between project start and the first stable release to just a couple of months, which helped us to meet an important deadline and run the first public beta program of our product on time.” continues Thijs Olthof.“mDash and Mongoose OS software has proven to be stable and gets the job done. A bunch of features, such as OTA and shadow, saved us a lot of custom development along the way. We frequently audit our software stack and follow market developments, but from our point of view there are very few alternatives that can actually offer the same solution.
"mDash has proven to be stable and gets the job done. The features such as OTA and shadow,
saved us a lot of custom development and shortened product time to market.
We frequently audit our software stack and follow market developments, but from our point of view there are very few alternatives that can actually offer the same solution." - Thijs Olthof, Founder