Kicking off the Buddy Ohm roadshow

Written by Adam Schultz

Since announcing Buddy Ohm in Sydney on March 21st, we have fielded a number of questions, and met with many prospects in the U.S., and here across Australia. We couldn’t be more excited about the potential for a complete resource monitoring system like Buddy Ohm. Our conversations with early customers only validates the real opportunity for Buddy … Continued

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IoTC discussion on smart cities

Written by Brian Seitz

  The Internet of Things Consortium recently included a short roundtable on smart cities, asking member organizations to share their thoughts on the current state, and future of smart city initiatives. Of course, Buddy Platform is right in the thick of it, building the next generation in data infrastructure that will power these projects all … Continued

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Change starts with data

Written by Tim Ritchie

Ninety seven percent of climate scientists agree that the earth has been getting warmer over the past century and that is very likely caused by human activity. Careful study of ice cores, tree rings, ocean sediments, and coral formations prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that the increase in carbon dioxide is linked to … Continued

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Introducing Buddy Ohm, a complete resource monitoring system for smart cities

Written by Brian Seitz

Earlier today, the Buddy Platform team unveiled Buddy Ohm a simple, complete and low cost solution for monitoring the consumption of electricity, gas, water, steam and solar power generation, called Buddy Ohm. The new product helps accurately measure the consumption of these resources in buildings, government facilities, and public infrastructure, helping managers, occupants and citizens get … Continued

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MWC 17 is complete, here’s a quick look back

Written by Brian Seitz

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is one of the largest and most important technology trade shows in the industry, and its scope and breadth of topics continues to grow year over year. Buddy Platform has participated in MWC for a number of years, exhibiting as part the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Choose Washington stand. We couldn’t be more proud to represent … Continued

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We’re Here to Help You Migrate to Parse on Buddy

Written by Brad Serbus

With just less than two weeks to go until Facebook’s Parse service is shut down, developers and marketing departments are urgently looking for alternative hosting options for their mobile applications. But you’re not in this alone! Buddy staff can help ease this transition with complete documentation and help-desk-level support when needed. If this is your first … Continued

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Mistakes happen: Migrate from self-hosted Parse Server to Parse on Buddy

Written by Brad Serbus

Having self-hosted Parse Server ‘buyer’s remorse’? We have found that a number of customers have gone down the path of standing up their own instance of the open-source Parse Server upon which Parse on Buddy is based. But, they’ve run into a couple of deal-breaking issues: The open-source Parse Server has a host of missing features. … Continued

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Key considerations when building Smarter Cities

Written by Tim Ritchie

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Smart City Summit in Boston. I estimate nearly 300 participants including a host of municipalities, infrastructure providers, professional services organizations, and partners like Buddy Platform were in attendance. It was very encouraging to see a number of city infrastructure Internet of Things (IoT) projects underway, not … Continued

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The March to Parse Shutdown Continues

Written by Brian Seitz

Have you heard? Facebook’s Parse service is shutting down! Of course you have, at least if you have been following activity here at Buddy for any length of time. Every day that passes, the reality of Parse’s shutdown is landing with app owners and managers around the world, and we have been working with many … Continued

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Listen now: Buddy Platform’s Annual General Meeting

Written by Brian Seitz

Earlier today in Adelaide, South Australia Buddy Platform CEO, David McLauchlan presided over the Annual General Meeting (AGM), in addition to providing an update on the business, and areas of focus for the company. For anyone that has questions regarding the AGM or the business update, please send a note to ir@buddy.com.

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Parse on Buddy has your back

Written by Brian Seitz
Parse on Buddy

Time is running out As some of you know, Facebook is shutting down their Parse service on January 28th, 2017, leaving less than three months for developers to find a new, long term mobile backend. That’s why we’re excited to share our scalable, fully hosted, and fully featured Parse on Buddy service is now available. … Continued

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Talk of the town: The Connected Adelaide Model

Written by Brian Seitz

This week the City of Adelaide, South Australian Department of State Development, and the Smart City Studio in partnership with Buddy Platform, unveiled The Connected Adelaide Model (CAM). The model was constructed with over 30,000 LEGO bricks and typical smart city devices and sensors, all tied into Buddy Platform to process and visualize data in … Continued

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Buddy’s Extraordinary Shareholder Meeting Recap

Written by David McLauchlan

Today at our headquarters in Adelaide, South Australia we hosted an Extraordinary Shareholder meeting to provide some updates and formally vote on two resolutions put before shareholders. It was a great opportunity to get a clear view of where Buddy is heading, so if you missed the webinar and teleconference, we’ve posted it below for … Continued

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Update on Noveda and Zentri Transactions

Written by David McLauchlan

Earlier today we issued some updates on the transactions to acquire Zentri and Noveda Technologies. It’s safe to say the Zentri transaction didn’t come together like I, or many others on the team expected. But even with that, we remain really excited about our opportunity to advance existing and new business through our pipeline. First … Continued

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The rise of IoT platforms

Written by Brian Seitz
Peggy Smedley Institute

Our Experience at the Peggy Smedley Institute Event – IoT platform growth Our CEO, David McLauchlan spoke at the Peggy Smedley Institute this last Friday in sunny San Diego addressing the rise of IoT platforms and the top four capabilities you should consider when evaluating a platform solution. During our session, we demonstrated a real-time … Continued

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The Importance of IoT Data Collection

Written by Brian Seitz
iot data

The Quantified Economy is here Analysts agree that IoT is expected to grow tremendously over the next decade and it will impact every industry. We believe this astronomical growth is driven as a result of immediate positive business impact delivered from a new generation of inexpensive sensors; scalable and secure cloud infrastructure; and advanced analytics. … Continued

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Recap of Buddy Q4 FY16 Appendix 4C Summary

Written by Brian Seitz

We are proud to share our results from another solid quarter at Buddy. We’ve made a lot of noise the last few months and have progressed towards out ultimate goal of impacting the IoT space and more importantly progressing the opportunity associated with the Quantified Economy. This week we provided an updated to our Buddy investors, shareholders and … Continued

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Noveda Technologies selected as energy efficiency system provider in New York State

Written by Brian Seitz

Growing need for energy efficiency in Smart Cities  Buddy’s commitment to smart cities, building and facility monitoring and verification, and energy efficiency programs is nothing new. We’ve talked about the next generation of the power grid, how IoT could power water monitoring efforts, and most importantly our intent to purchase Noveda Technologies, a leader in energy and water monitoring … Continued

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