Remote Control of Robot Lawn Mowers

Remote Control of Robot Lawn Mowers

Remote control using a mobile application
Planning and statistics
Administration of user accounts and individual devices

Challenge

Garden equipment manufacturer and retailer Einhell was expanding its product range with robot lawn mowers and needed to develop a mobile application that would allow them to be controlled remotely. The solution should have also included an administration of individual devices.

Specific requirements included, for example, user rights, scheduling of individual actions and mower control in real time, display of the current status of the mower or detection of a possible error status of the mower and more.

Solution

We developed a mobile and web application for the client. The mobile app works as a cmplex tool for easy control of the mower, while the main purpose of the web application is the administration of accounts and devices.

We created the mobile application using the Xamarin platform with .NET and C# technologies. Therefore, the created application was directly compatible with iOS and Android operating systems, which accelerated the completion of the entire project. The mobile application connects with the mower via a Bluetooth and the application data, whether it is the mower’s status, tasks, scheduling or statistics, is then synchronized with the server.

When developing the web application, we worked with Vue.js technology for the frontend and .NET Core for the backend. The web application has a more sophisticated admin section. Of course, the owner of the mower has the main user account. Main user account can give the access with less user rights to other accounts. E.g. family members or service engineers. If the mower is sold the original owner’s access can be deleted.

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