Bong uses MicroEJ Studio to develop small features quickly through apps that are downloaded from the MicroEJ Application Store by owners of the smartwatch. Apps run over the firmware programmed in the smartwatch and allow users or manufacturers to extend the product capabilities after its purchase. The Store also allows to create an open ecosystem of apps developers.
Bong leveraged Java technology developers to create an appealing and intuitive graphical user interface. Developers used MicroEJ SDK rapid prototyping and simulation tools to develop the GUI without the hardware.
Bong adopted a components-based architecture and could deliver functions independently from the hardware or firmware thanks to MicroEJ OS virtualization layer.
2x faster developments
The X2 smartwatch project took a total of 4 months from specifications to production, which is an estimated 2x faster* compared to previous projects, giving a significant time-to-market advantage to Bong and enabling earlier product sales generation.
Bong can deliver new features (e.g. a calculator app) in 1 week instead of 5, which represents a dramatic increase in software development productivity and allows to create more apps that further differentiate the product and provide more value to the end user.
100% of the X2 Java code can be reused on Bong’s next project, which eases the creation of derivative products.