Yesterday, I introduced you to the Grand Prize winner in the Salesforce Labs Salesforce of Things event, Printer + Salesforce + Arduino = Like. As great as that app is, I have a prediction: you will fall in love with this next video.
Why? Read on!!
The Social Fleet, from Dan Kauppi, Sergei Dubinin and Max Aleksandrov, is a great example of how you can monitor and manage your fleet using the Force.com platform and a couple of great apps. Let’s take a look!
Is that incredible or what? Location. Productivity. Maintenance requirements. Fuel management. This is without a doubt the way every construction site will be managed in the future. Think about adding in things like operator monitoring to go with it and you have a complete solution that ensures your site will run at peak performance.
But there’s another reason I think you’ll fall in love with this project.
As if showing the future of an entire industry wasn’t enough, it is shows THE killer 2012 gift for kids of a certain age (40+ in my case). Dan and crew built this example using off the shelf toys that you too can hack. And there’s a whole line up of them. Backhoes. Front loaders. Graters. My summer gardening just became way more automated. Just add a few XBEE controllers, an EtherMega and you’re good to go.
Nice work gents!