Apple and GE have announced a new partnership that will bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things platform, to the iPhone and iPad.
“GE is an ideal partner with a rich history of innovation across the industrial world in areas like aviation, manufacturing, healthcare and energy,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
“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.”
The new Predix SDK for iOS will be available to download on Thursday, 26 October, giving developers the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps.
As part of the collaboration, GE will also standardise the iPhone and iPad for mobile devices and also promote Mac as a choice for its global workforce of more than 330,000 employees. In return, Apple will promote GE’s Predix as the industrial IoT analytics platform of choice to its customers and developers.
In addition, GE will develop new IoT apps for both internal use and its customers, giving workers powerful tools to enhance their jobs and help operations run more efficiently.
“The partnership between Apple and GE is providing developers with the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps,” said John Flannery, Chairman and CEO, GE.
“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.”