“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”-Buddha
Ayla Networks provides the industry’s first Agile IoT Platform, accelerating development, support, and ongoing enhancements of connected products for the Internet of Things. Their software fabric runs across devices, cloud, and apps to create secure connectivity, data analytics, and feature-rich customer experiences.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Ayla’s end-to-end software runs across devices, the cloud, and applications to provide secure connectivity, data analytics, and feature-rich user experiences for customers as well as the end consumer. The company has partnered with major hardware, cloud, and application vendors leading the new era of the Internet of Things and has also raised over $20 million from leading venture capital firms and strategic investors who share this vision.
Offered as a cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Ayla’s flexibility and modularity enables rapid changes to be made to practically any point of the platform at any time. Ayla is an expert in building enterprise-class cloud based software for the Internet of Things, enabling some of the largest companies in the world to turn everyday home controls, HVAC, appliances, lighting, and other devices into intelligent systems that are managed by the cloud and accessible anywhere by great mobile and web applications.
All about Ayla’s Agile ‘IoT Platform’
Ayla Networks, from its inception, was founded for one sole purpose, to enable the Internet of Things. Dedicated to solving the idiosyncrasies of developing and managing connected devices, Ayla provides a number of products that enable customers to quickly connect any device, to the cloud and applications, and make meaningful decisions from their data.
The company’s Agile IoT Platform, Agile Mobile Application Platform, and Ayla Insights, provides device manufacturers with the connectivity, security, and feedback loop needed to create better products and more engaging user experiences.
Built for enterprise-scale, the Agile IoT Platform was architected from the ground up to deliver a truly end-to-end software foundation that would enable any device manufacturer to develop not only intelligent products, but also elegant and reliable IoT services for their end users.
Comprised of three primary components; (1) Ayla Embedded Agents, (2) Ayla Cloud Services, and (3) Ayla Application Libraries, the Agile IoT Platform provides a complete solution to connect nearly any device to the cloud and applications while offering all of the tools and premium services needed for a manufacturer to manage, provision, and analyze their Internet of Things deployment. Ayla removes the need for manufacturers to invest in networking stack development, end-to-end security, cloud infrastructure, and the other undifferentiating IoT “must haves” when bringing connected products to market, allowing them to focus their resources on their areas of expertise, where it matters.
Ayla’s Agile Mobile Application Platform (AMAP) jump-starts the development of iOS and Android apps for controlling IoT devices of any kind. Built upon Ayla’s mobile software libraries, AMAP enables manufacturers, and their application development partners, to quickly and easily provide their end users with a mobile app that is optimized for controlling their particular device(s) within a connected IoT environment.
Designed for IoT solutions using the Ayla Cloud, AMAP provides the 85 percent of coding and development work common to any high-performing, reliable, and secure IoT mobile app by abstracting the complexity of primary features that consumers expect when controlling a connected device — sign-in, user registration, device setup and control, password recovery, WiFi and Zigbee setup, schedule creation and management, setup for Apple HomeKit (iOS), and support for push notification and timer setup.
Ayla Insights is a fully integrated business intelligence and analytics platform that provides manufacturers with real-world insights into how their connected products are being used. More and more manufacturers are realizing that the true value of the Internet of Things is in the data, but are just as quickly learning that most of them lack the programming time and or expertise to extract the meaning from the “raw” data that is being generated by their newly connected products.
Ayla Insights provides an easy and affordable path for manufacturers to unlock the value of their data by offering a way to quickly visualize, analyze, and explore their data, regardless of the device or application type. Removing the development effort needed to produce industry and device specific analytics and reports, the Ayla Insights data platform completes the feedback loop for manufacturers and provides the fastest path for uncovering the actionable data needed to improve product development, customer satisfaction, and revenues.
Knowing the Founding Brain
David Friedman, CEO – An entrepreneur at heart, David has spent the past 12 years providing strategic marketing, business development and sales support to start-ups, taking them from product definition to acquisition. Prior to founding Ayla, David served as vice president, business development and senior director, strategic marketing for ZeroG Wireless, a company providing low-power Wi-Fi products to the embedded space. In that role, David forged partnerships with leading microcontroller companies, and built relationships with OEMs serving a variety of markets including health, fitness, home controls and smart energy.
Prior to ZeroG, David was an early employee at Matrix Semiconductor, serving in various sales and marketing roles before Matrix was acquired by SanDisk. In earlier roles, David helped drive pricing strategy at Intel, and was an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at Chase Bank. David has an MBA from University of Michigan and a BA from Colgate University. He holds five US patents.
A specialist in smart grid, telemedicine, business development, negotiation, international partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, fund raising, team building and management, David is an alumnus of the University of Michigan.