Here at guh GmbH, the creators of the IoT platform nymea, we have been using Qt since right from the start. You may think: it seems an odd choice to use Qt for a device with no UI requirements but just middleware components basically invisible to the user. Let me explain why this definitely isn’t the case. Essentially, there are three misconceptions in the previous statement.
Despite its ceaseless growth, many CEOs still consider digitization a necessary evil. In an effort to save money, IoT platforms are hurriedly pieced together with outdated technology by laymen. The result are low-quality products that can cause serious damage to entire companies.
Smart homes are the new hot shit. A door you can’t access and control via app? Pathetic! So why does a quick search on Amazon tell us that even the most expensive smart home systems can’t get a perfect 5/5 score? The answer is simple: rather than creating something new, market leaders keep copying existing smart home soft- and hardware that has only limited compatibility. We’ve decided to overhaul a system that is in great need of improvement.
IoT fails relentlessly make headlines. In consumers, these news elicit various reactions: from laughs of ridicule to gasps of fear. Only “I’m gonna buy this” is never in the mix. Check out our newest post to learn of uncanny cameras, not so smart meters, and hacker-haunted homes.
IoT is here to stay. Users want their smart things to be intuitive, powerful, flexible, and secure. After all, connected devices should make our lives easier, not harder. We found the perfect framework to meet those new demands: we can proudly say that we currently provide the only large-scale IoT platform based on Qt.