LBS EdgeSuite: A Cutting-Edge Location Tracking Solution for KORE

LBS EdgeSuite is a native mobile application developed by HyperSense for both iOS and Android platforms. This state-of-the-art app helps businesses gather location data by enabling GPS tracking while maintaining the optimal balance between accuracy, reliability, and battery consumption. Its most notable feature is its cutting-edge location tracking, which allows businesses to acquire real-time and historical location data of employees and assets. LBS EdgeSuite is designed to run continuously in the background, consuming minimal battery life and offering seamless functionality.

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Client

KORE Group Holdings, Inc.

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Location

United States

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Industry

Location & Tracking

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Collaboration period

2016 - Ongoing

Introduction

HyperSense’s partnership with KORE and the industries they serve

Our collaboration with KORE , a prominent provider of Internet of Things (IoT) services and solutions, showcases the capabilities of LBS EdgeSuite in serving the needs of the IoT industry. KORE offers a range of advanced connectivity services, location-based services, device solutions, and managed professional services used in the development and support of IoT applications. Our partnership with KORE dates back to 2016, and we have worked together on multiple software development projects, including mobile and web applications, as well as user experience (UX) design. By leveraging our expertise and KORE's industry knowledge, we have created a powerful location tracking solution that meets the demands of today's connected world.

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The challenge

The need for accurate and reliable location tracking

In today's fast-paced and connected world, businesses need accurate and reliable location tracking solutions for various purposes, such as managing employee movement, monitoring asset locations, and optimizing logistics. For example, one of KORE's customers using the LBS EdgeSuite application is transporting live organs for transplants. In such a critical scenario, precise location data is crucial for ensuring timely deliveries and saving lives. Another use case for the app is tracking children's school buses, where parents and schools rely on accurate location data to ensure the safety and well-being of the students.

However, developing a solution that meets these diverse and demanding needs while ensuring seamless background functionality and minimal battery consumption poses a significant challenge.

Balancing accuracy, reliability, and battery consumption

To create an effective location tracking solution, it is essential to strike the perfect balance between accuracy, reliability, and battery consumption. Many existing solutions on the market either compromise on accuracy or consume a substantial amount of battery life, rendering them unsuitable for long-term use. With this in mind, HyperSense developed an app that would overcome these limitations and provide businesses with the required robust solution. If you would like to know more about how we were able to achieve this technical challenge you can read our article named Key points to consider when building a low power, continuous location tracking mobile app.

Ensuring seamless background functionality and customizable features

Another challenge faced in developing LBS EdgeSuite was ensuring seamless background functionality and offering customizable features to cater to diverse business requirements. Background location tracking is vital for real-time data collection without disrupting user experience, while customizable features enable businesses to tailor the app to their specific needs. The development of such a versatile and efficient solution required thousands of hours of research, development, and testing.

HyperSense's affinity to R&D software development projects

HyperSense is committed to developing innovative software solutions that solve complex challenges. Our dedication to R&D projects allows us to stay at the forefront of technological advancements and deliver cutting-edge solutions to our clients. LBS EdgeSuite is a testament to our passion for research and development, as we invested thousands of hours into perfecting its background location tracking capabilities and low battery consumption features. Our expertise in R&D software development projects enabled us to create a solution that not only meets the needs of KORE Group Holdings, Inc. but also has the potential to revolutionize the way businesses manage location tracking across various industries.

The solution

LBS EdgeSuite Mobile Application

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Cutting-edge location tracking

LBS EdgeSuite features an advanced location tracking system that allows businesses to acquire real-time and historical location data of employees and assets. This system has been meticulously designed to run continuously in the background while consuming minimal battery life. It achieves this by detecting whether the device is in motion, optimizing accuracy levels, and utilizing the minimum system resources necessary.

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Background location tracking

One of the key features of LBS EdgeSuite is its ability to run unobtrusively in the background. The app leverages the device's location tracking hardware to deliver highly accurate GPS coordinates without interrupting the user's experience. This ensures businesses can gather essential location data in real-time without impeding the device's functionality.

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Energy efficiency

EdgeSuite has been designed with energy efficiency as a top priority. It constantly monitors whether the device is in motion and optimizes its accuracy parameters accordingly. As a result, the app consumes an average of only 1% battery per hour, making it a highly efficient solution for long-term use.

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High reliability

Running applications in the background can present technical challenges that affect reliability. To overcome these challenges, the LBS EdgeSuite development team utilized a combination of native features and push notifications to ensure that the app always responds when needed. This ensures that businesses can depend on EdgeSuite for accurate location tracking, even when the app is not actively in use.

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Work schedules

LBS EdgeSuite includes built-in flexibility to define variable timeframes for location tracking. This allows businesses to enable app features only when needed, ensuring that location tracking is active during working hours or other designated periods, while preserving privacy and conserving battery life during non-working hours.

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Custom configurations

EdgeSuite offers an easy-to-use interface for configuring custom branding, working schedules, tracking options, and other settings. These parameters can also be updated remotely using the web API, providing businesses with a highly customizable location tracking solution that can adapt to their unique requirements.

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Localization

To cater to a diverse audience, LBS EdgeSuite has been designed to support multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese. This ensures that the app can be used effectively by businesses operating in various regions and dealing with multilingual workforces.

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Panic mode

Safety is a crucial concern for businesses, and LBS EdgeSuite addresses this by incorporating a panic mode feature. If employees are in danger, they can activate panic mode, instantly notifying the authorities and the business headquarters. This enables businesses to respond quickly to emergencies and ensure the safety of their employees and assets.

By addressing the challenges faced in location tracking and offering a comprehensive set of features, LBS EdgeSuite provides a powerful solution that meets the diverse needs of businesses in various industries. Its energy efficiency, reliability, and customizability make it an ideal choice for KORE and other organizations seeking a dependable location tracking system.

The development Process

Collaboration between HyperSense and KORE Group Holdings, Inc.

The development of LBS EdgeSuite results from a close collaboration between HyperSense and KORE. This partnership allowed both teams to leverage their respective strengths and expertise to create a cutting-edge location tracking solution tailored to the specific needs of KORE and its customers.

Establishing clear goals and objectives

At the beginning of the project, both teams engaged in a series of discussions and workshops to define the project's goals and objectives. This involved identifying the key challenges faced by businesses in location tracking and understanding the unique requirements of KORE's customers. By establishing a clear vision for LBS EdgeSuite, the teams were able to work together effectively throughout the development process.

Regular communication and feedback

Effective communication was a cornerstone of the collaboration between HyperSense and KORE. The teams maintained regular communication through meetings, progress reports, and feedback sessions to ensure that the project remained on track and aligned with the goals and objectives. This open communication facilitated a seamless exchange of ideas and insights, enabling both teams to address challenges and refine the app's features as needed.

Leveraging expertise in software development and IoT

HyperSense's expertise in software development and mobile application development, coupled with KORE's deep understanding of the IoT industry and their customers' needs, proved instrumental in creating LBS EdgeSuite. By combining their knowledge and resources, the teams were able to develop an innovative location tracking solution that not only addressed the challenges faced by businesses but also pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the field of location tracking technology.

Iterative development and testing

The development process for LBS EdgeSuite was characterized by an iterative approach, with both teams working together to refine the app's features and functionality through multiple iterations. This process involved extensive testing and validation to ensure that the app met the highest standards of accuracy, reliability, and battery efficiency. By embracing an iterative development process and working closely with KORE, HyperSense was able to deliver an exceptional location tracking solution that exceeded expectations and set a new benchmark in the industry.

Utilizing HyperSense's expertise in software development

Custom software development

HyperSense's proficiency in custom software development played a pivotal role in creating the LBS EdgeSuite mobile application. Our team of skilled developers has experience in working with a wide range of technologies and platforms, enabling us to develop tailor-made solutions that address the specific challenges faced by our clients. In the case of LBS EdgeSuite, our expertise in native mobile app development for iOS and Android platforms allowed us to create an app that delivers accurate and reliable location tracking while maintaining low battery consumption.

Agile development methodology

The HyperSense team employed an agile development methodology throughout the LBS EdgeSuite project. This approach emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and iterative progress, ensuring that the final product closely aligns with the project's goals and objectives.

By adopting agile practices, we were able to respond quickly to changes in requirements, refine the app's features based on feedback from KORE Group Holdings, Inc., and ensure a smooth and efficient development process.

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Focus on user experience (UX)

An exceptional user experience is a crucial aspect of any successful mobile application. HyperSense's expertise in UX design was instrumental in ensuring that LBS EdgeSuite offers an intuitive and user-friendly interface, making it easy for businesses to configure and use the app. By focusing on the needs and preferences of the end-users, we were able to create an app that delivers a seamless and satisfying user experience, while still providing advanced location tracking capabilities.

Quality assurance and testing

Ensuring the highest quality and performance standards is a top priority for HyperSense. Our team of quality assurance experts rigorously tested LBS EdgeSuite throughout the development process, identifying and addressing potential issues so that the app meets the expectations of KORE and their customers. By conducting thorough testing and validation, we were able to encourage that LBS EdgeSuite delivers reliable location tracking, minimal battery consumption, and seamless background functionality.

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Post-launch support and maintenance

At HyperSense, we understand that the successful launch of an application is just the beginning. We are committed to providing ongoing support and maintenance to provide for our clients' applications continue to perform optimally and adapt to evolving business needs. For LBS EdgeSuite, we offer post-launch support that includes bug fixes, feature enhancements, and updates sothe app remains a leading solution in the location tracking landscape.

By leveraging our expertise in software development, agile methodologies, UX design, and quality assurance, HyperSense created a cutting-edge location tracking solution in LBS EdgeSuite that meets the diverse needs of KORE and their customers across various industries.

Addressing technical challenges and ensuring seamless integration with KORE's existing systems

Tackling background functionality challenges

Developing an app that runs efficiently in the background, while providing accurate location tracking and minimizing battery consumption, presents several technical challenges. HyperSense's team of developers employed innovative techniques and leveraged native features on iOS and Android platforms  in order for the LBS EdgeSuite to perform seamlessly in the background without affecting device performance or consuming excessive battery life.

Optimizing location tracking algorithms

To provide the highest level of accuracy in location tracking, HyperSense's team worked extensively on optimizing location tracking algorithms. This involved fine-tuning the app's ability to detect device movement, adjusting accuracy parameters, and efficiently utilizing system resources. Through rigorous testing and iteration, we developed an advanced algorithm that delivers optimal location tracking accuracy while minimizing battery consumption.

Ensuring compatibility with diverse hardware

Given the wide range of mobile devices and hardware configurations used by KORE's customers, it was crucial to develop an app that would be compatible with various devices. HyperSense's developers conducted extensive research and testing so that that LBS EdgeSuite would perform consistently across different hardware and operating systems, providing an excellent user experience for all users regardless of their device.

Integration with KORE's IoT platform and systems

As a leading provider of IoT services and solutions, KORE required a location tracking app that could seamlessly integrate with their existing systems and platform. HyperSense's team worked closely with KORE to encourage the LBS EdgeSuite to be fully compatible with KORE's IoT platform, allowing for smooth data exchange, remote configuration, and centralized management of the app's settings and features.

Scalability and adaptability

To accommodate the growing needs of KORE and their customers, it was essential to develop a location tracking solution that could scale and adapt over time. HyperSense built LBS EdgeSuite with scalability in mind, using modular architecture and flexible design principles that allow for easy expansion and enhancement of the app's features as business requirements evolve.

By addressing the challenges faced in location tracking and offering a comprehensive set of features, LBS EdgeSuite provides a powerful solution that meets the diverse needs of businesses in various industries. Its energy efficiency, reliability, and customizability make it an ideal choice for KORE and other organizations seeking a dependable location tracking system.

Results and Impact

Improved operational efficiency for KORE's customers

LBS EdgeSuite has made a significant impact on the operational efficiency of KORE's customers, enabling them to manage and track their employees and assets in real-time effectively. The app's advanced location tracking capabilities, combined with its seamless background functionality and minimal battery consumption, have allowed businesses to optimize their workflows, reduce operational costs, and make better-informed decisions based on accurate location data.

Enhanced safety and security

The app's panic mode feature has played a crucial role in enhancing the safety and security of employees in various industries. By enabling users to notify authorities and business headquarters in case of emergencies quickly, LBS EdgeSuite has provided an additional layer of protection for workers and assets, leading to increased peace of mind for both employees and employers.

Diverse use cases and industries

LBS EdgeSuite has been utilised by KORE's customers in a wide range of industries and applications. For example, one customer uses the app for tracking the transportation of live organs for transplants, ensuring that vital deliveries reach their destination on time and without complications. Another customer leverages the app for tracking children's school buses, giving parents and school administrators the ability to monitor the location of buses and ensure the safety of students during their commute.

Strengthened partnership between HyperSense and KORE Group Holdings, Inc.

LBS EdgeSuite works in tandem with KORE's LBS Manager, another app from their suite of mobile applications designed specifically for Kore Wireless clients. LBS Manager enables clients to connect and view the real-time position of their assets, further enhancing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of location tracking for businesses. By seamlessly integrating LBS EdgeSuite with LBS Manager, HyperSense and KORE Group Holdings, Inc. have ensured that businesses can leverage the full potential of both applications, optimising the management of their employees and assets across various industries. To learn more about the development and impact of LBS Manager, we invite you to read the LBS Manager case study as well.

Establishing HyperSense as a leader in R&D software development projects

The development of LBS EdgeSuite has helped to solidify HyperSense's reputation as a leader in research and development software projects. By delivering an innovative and reliable location tracking solution that addresses complex technical challenges, HyperSense has showcased its ability to create cutting-edge applications that meet the diverse needs of businesses in various industries.

In conclusion, LBS EdgeSuite has had a significant impact on the businesses using the app, improving operational efficiency, enhancing safety and security, and enabling effective management of employees and assets across various industries. The collaboration between HyperSense and KORE Group Holdings, Inc. on this project has not only resulted in a successful and innovative location tracking solution but has also paved the way for future collaborations and advancements in the field of software development and IoT.

Conclusion and Future Plans

The LBS EdgeSuite mobile application stands as a testament to the power of innovation and collaboration between HyperSense and KORE Group Holdings, Inc. By addressing complex technical challenges and delivering a cutting-edge location tracking solution, both companies have demonstrated their commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in software development and IoT industries.

As we look towards the future, there are several exciting plans under consideration for the LBS EdgeSuite application:

Migration to cross-platform development with Flutter

To further enhance the app's performance, accessibility, and maintainability, HyperSense and KORE are considering migrating LBS EdgeSuite from native code to a cross-platform solution using Flutter. This migration would allow for a unified codebase, making it easier to develop, maintain, and scale the app across both iOS and Android platforms while maintaining high performance and a native-like user experience.

Integration with wearables and Bluetooth devices

Another potential direction for LBS EdgeSuite is the integration with wearables such as Apple Watch and Wear OS devices, as well as Bluetooth-enabled devices. By adding support for these devices, LBS EdgeSuite could provide even more comprehensive location tracking solutions and additional features that cater to the evolving needs of businesses in various industries.

Expanding the app's features and functionality

As technology continues to advance and the requirements of businesses evolve, HyperSense and KORE are committed to continuously improving LBS EdgeSuite by adding new features and functionality. This may include improved location tracking algorithms, support for additional languages, and the integration of advanced IoT technologies to deliver even more value to users.

Continued collaboration and innovation

The successful partnership between HyperSense and KORE Group Holdings, Inc. serves as a foundation for future collaborations and advancements in software development and IoT. Both companies are dedicated to working together on new projects, leveraging their combined expertise to create innovative solutions that address the unique challenges faced by businesses in various industries.

In conclusion, the LBS EdgeSuite mobile application has already made a significant impact on businesses across multiple industries, and the future holds even greater possibilities for innovation and growth. Through continued collaboration and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology, HyperSense and KORE Group Holdings, Inc. are poised to lead the way in the development of cutting-edge software solutions that drive operational efficiency, safety, and success for businesses worldwide.

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