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Apple-GE Partnership Announced, Bringing New Industrial Apps to Market

Apple + Enterprise
October 18, 2017

A new Apple-GE partnership has been announced that will deliver industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform to iOS devices. The collaboration also includes the introduction of a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS.

Thanks to the partnership, industrial operators will gain insight and visibility into the performance of their equipment and operations from their iPhone or iPad.

As Apple explains:

For example, a Predix app can notify a worker on their iPhone of a potential issue with equipment such as a wind turbine and allow them to collaborate with remote teams when performing inspections and repairs, collecting relevant data instantly. These industrial apps will close the information loop faster, ultimately increasing cost savings and minimizing unplanned downtime.

The new Predix SDK for iOS gives developers tools to make industrial IoT apps to call their own. The SDK, which launches on Oct. 26, will provide developers with the ability to make native apps that take advantage of the industrial analytics from Predix and tap into the power and ease of use of iOS.

In announcing the new partnership, Apple CEO Tim Cook explains:

GE is an ideal partner with a rich history of innovation across the industrial world in areas like aviation, manufacturing, healthcare and energy. Together, Apple and GE are fundamentally changing how the industrial world works by combining GE’s Predix platform with the power and simplicity of iPhone and iPad.

John Flannery, chairman and CEO, GE concurs, explaining:

The partnership between Apple and GE is providing developers with the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps. Our customers increasingly need to arm their workforces through mobility. Working together, GE and Apple are giving industrial companies access to powerful apps that help them tap into the predictive data and analytics of Predix right on their iPhone or iPad.