what’s happening at afero

New Afero Features And Upgrade Instructions (v1.2)

July 25, 2017 | Joe George, Afero

Hello Developers!

Today, we’re excited to release a bunch of updates to the Afero Platform:

• New firmware for ASR-1 and the Modulo development board
• A new Afero Profile Editor
• Enhancements to the Afero Device Profile
• Updated afLib for MCU connectivity
• Updated developer documentation

Check out all the details in the Release Notes.

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Brownfield Development May Not Be Sexy, But It’s What IoT Desperately Needs

December 14, 2016 | Joe Britt, CEO & Co-founder

As the Internet of Things continues to manifest its potential in different industries, more and more brands and enterprises are rushing to grab a piece of the pie, which is forecasted to effect a $11.1 trillion economic impact by 2025.

There’s a lot of hype and activity surrounding IoT, which is very positive and can help expedite its growth and proliferation. However, the approach being embraced by most newcomers and early adopters leaves a lot to be desired. Usually, designers and manufacturers are inclined to hop on the IoT bandwagon through “greenfield development” — creating products from scratch — rather than “brownfield development” — connecting existing devices, systems and infrastructure to the cloud.

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Build your own Afero Developer Hub using Raspberry Pi

December 1, 2016 | Joe George, Afero

Afero is driving fundamental changes in the IoT world, creating a foundation for the next generation of ubiquitous computing. As a part of that effort, we are providing helpful development tools that will speed and simplify your product development.

Today, we’re pleased to release the Afero Hub Software to enable you to create your own standalone hub using a Raspberry Pi for development and testing. Any connected device created with an Afero ASR-1 requires an Afero Hub to communicate with the cloud. Until now, your options were either a dedicated Afero Secure Hub or a smartphone running the Afero app. Using a mobile phone as a hub is a great way to get development started, but requires your phone stay within range of the ASR-1 for communication to take place.

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Start Connecting!
Control Your Devices, From Anywhere

July 14, 2016 | Tony Myles, Afero

Today we’re announcing the Afero app for iOS and Android.

With the Afero app, anyone can set up and remotely control Afero enabled devices whether you’re at work, at home, or on the go. Developers can make the Afero mobile user experience a crucial part of their connected projects, without writing a line of code.

Download the app now for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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Tags: Apps

Afero Raises $20.3 Million in Series A To Accelerate IoT In and Beyond The Smart Home

May 18, 2016 | Israel Hernandez, Afero

Afero is pleased to announce that it has completed a $20.3 million Series A financing. The investment is led by Samsung Catalyst Fund. The round is also joined by the SoftBank Group, Fenox Venture Capital, Presidio Ventures, Sanshin Electronics Co. Ltd., Robert Dobkin, and Assembly Partners.

“Our technology helps companies rapidly create and deploy connected products by automating the core embedded, mobile, and cloud development tasks,” said Joe Britt, CEO and co-founder of Afero. “Afero was designed to speed and simplify product development, whether companies choose to modernize a legacy product or create something entirely new.”

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Tags: Series A


May 16, 2016 | Joe Britt, CEO & Co-founder

That wasn’t what we expected.

Afero was a few months old, and we had started down the path of building our first product. It wasn’t the Afero you know today.

We had started Afero in May of 2014, and began building not a platform but rather a new kind of consumer IoT device.

By July we had built a working prototype (hardware and software), but to get the security and connectivity experience just right we had needed to build a lot of infrastructure pieces ourselves. We planned to reuse that infrastructure for future products, so we had designed it in a tightly integrated but modular way. It was an investment, one that would make future product development easier and faster.

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