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Welcome to Knilb

Hello, welcome to Knilb.

This is why we’re here, this is our story.

We’ve noticed a pattern when developing Internet of Things products: making sure the product works - really works and reliably - is painful.

If you’ve built products in the Internet of Things, then you know. Sending a remote command, and watching an LED blink. Frankenstein test rigs to visually monitor actuators and output pins. The device under test sitting right next to your PC, so you can see what quickly happens as you toggle the controls in the browser.

Now, whether you’ve shipped millions of devices or you’ve just shipped your first proof of concept, you know that what matters is the end to end functionality has to be there for the user. All the cool tech, from wireless networking to artificial intelligence, is only as good as the product interacting with the real world as expected.

We felt the pain ourselves because the technologies were new. But, after a while not much had changed. Software testing remained software testing. Hardware engineers did their best during design.

But where were the tools to make sure the whole thing worked? You know, really worked and reliably.

We thought the pain was because we were at startup companies. So we talked with friends at other small companies and big companies. We heard the same thing: manual testing for end to end testing.

What?! Yes, even product teams at companies in the upper right quadrant of Gartner charts had small armies of people poking at keyboards and using their five senses.

So we looked far and wide for automation tools for end to end testing. Help for testing from API to real world interfaces. Designed specifically for testing Internet of Things. But, nothing.

So we built it for ourselves. And now we’re here.

If Knilb might help you, let us know. Let’s talk.

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