Apple, GE to deliver Predix industrial apps

GE will bring its industrial IoT platform Predix to Apple's iOS operating system

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Apple, GE to deliver Predix industrial apps Apple will promote GE's Predix as the industrial IoT analytics platform. (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  October 19, 2017

Apple and GE have partnered to build industrial Internet-of-Things apps to offer deep insight into operations, designed for Apple's iOS operating system.

Under the partnership, GE will bring its industrial IoT platform Predix to Apple's iPhones and iPads to deliver predictive data and analytics.

The Predix SDK provides developers the ability to make powerful, native apps that will in return offer more visibility into the performance of equipment and operations that can be monitored straight from Apple's products.

A Predix app can notify a worker on their iPhone of a potential issue with equipment, to which they can collaborate with remote teams to solve the problem. The aim of the apps is to loop information faster, reduce costs and minimise unplanned downtime.

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, said: "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, added: "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."

GE will standardise on iPhone and iPad for mobile devices and also promote Mac as a choice for its global workforce of more than 330,000 employees. Apple will promote GE's Predix as the industrial IoT analytics platform of choice to its customers and developers.

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