Apps for Engineers: Mobile control methods

CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems form various companies. We've categorized apps by category, company, and type. This month, see these apps for mobile control methods.

By CFE Media March 10, 2015


iOS 7.0+, Android 4.0+

Cost: Free

Company: Iconics

This app enables users to control and access industrial automation applications from any location. With customizable layouts for assets and graphical data, the ability to view important data and alerts, and the integration into the Genesis64 solution this application is a powerful HMI tool.

Status Light Analyzer

iOS 3.1+, Android 1.6+

Cost: Free

Company: Rockwell Automation, Inc.

This app allows the user to enter the conditions of status lights for CompactLogix Controllers from Rockwell Automation. The app will also diagnose any problems, and troubleshoot quickly.


Android 2.3+

Cost: Free

Company: TeslaSCADA

The idea of the app is a visualization between an android device and industrial automation applications and equipment based on OPC UA. OPC UA is an efficient and secure standard allowing encrypted transmission, authenticated, and authorized access. This app can also be used as an OPC UA client.

NFC Actions

iOS 6.0+, Android 2.3+

Cost: Free

Company: Flomio

This app enables users to write and utilize cloud actions programmed into near-field communication (NFC) tags. Tags can be set to open URLs, send messages and emails, as well as many other functions.

– Edited by Anisa Samarxhiu, digital project manager, CFE Media, Control Engineering,

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