Salam Technologies, the company behind the Salam mobile app for Hajj and Umrah, has signed a partnership agreement with Augmate to bring wearable device and IoT capabilities to pilgrims.
Augmate's new Augmate Connect IoT platform will be utilised to incorporate device management, sensors, wearable devices, and other features in services to users conducting pilgrimages.
The use of Augmate's unified device management platform will be extended to support existing wearable and mobile devices in the near term, and expand to additional sensors and IoT devices in the future. The Salam mobile app will seamlessly integrate into Augmate Connect's device management interface to facilitate group and individual messaging, voice activation features, additional personal information control, payment services and more. This will accelerate the development cycle of Augmate Connect's consumer platform, which will be available later this year.
Augmate also plans to launch a blockchain-enabled version of the platform, which will be available in 2019, which will extend the content management, interconnectivity and interoperability of devices.
"The Augmate partnership will add significant value to our commitment to making the complete process of Hajj and Umrah safer, informed and connected," said Ali Dabaja, Founder and CEO of Salam Technologies. "Much like the experience of visitors to Walt Disney World and Universal Parks, having a wearable device that is connected to many other sensors and IoT devices creates opportunities for interacting, paying for goods and services and many other uses while making the experience safer and more efficient for all stakeholders."
"We recognize the technology requirements needed to support the projected 35-45 million visitors a year under the Kingdom's 2030 Plan, and wearable devices are a key component in achieving those goals. We look forward to adding our support for bringing this vision to reality," said Pete Wassell, CEO of Augmate.