PromptWorks office in Philadelphia
Emily Lowing, software engineer at PromptWorks


From “Alexa” to “Zapier”: developing for the expanding universe of connected devices

The universe of connected devices is expanding quickly – and we’re right there with it. We love pioneering new technologies and we have the engineering background necessary to solve the kinds of complex problems that arise when you’re developing things no one else has before.

So whether you are looking for a relatively straightforward implementation, or a complex device integration that has never been done, we have the development team that knows how to get it done.

Here are some of the services we provide for Internet of Things development:

  • Alexa Apps

    Integrate your app with the popular Amazon Alexa smart home devices.

  • IFTTT/Zapier Integrations

    Automate processes and connect your app with hundreds of other apps within IFTTT and Zapier.

  • Connected Devices

    Improve reliability, safety, and insight into the physical world with connected devices.

  • Analytics

    Make better predictions and find trends faster with real-time monitoring and statistical modeling.

  • Big Data

    Mine valuable insights from the data being generated from your connected devices.

  • Backend as a Service

    Quickly register users and devices, store data, and trigger notifications with little custom code.

  • Dashboards

    Monitor millions of data points in real time to understand aggregate device activity.

  • AWS IoT integration

    Take advantage of Amazon’s cloud services for connected devices.

  • Mobile Apps

    Offer complimentary mobile apps to monitor and manage your connected devices.

Greg Sterndale, co-founder of PromptWorks in Philadelphia, making an important point
Some PromptWorks employees and a laptop

Why PromptWorks?

For expertise, reliability, dedication and quality of communication, PromptWorks is without a doubt top of the bill.

Smarter things for smarter companies

Connected devices are more than just a novelty. They are a game-changer for your business and your customers. Smart companies are taking advantage of this “Internet of Things” revolution to build better experiences, create efficiencies, automate processes, and gain valuable business insights.

When you’re ready to turn connected devices into an advantage for your business, PromptWorks is ready to help. We have a dedicated team of software engineers in Philadelphia with deep talent and proven experience in Internet of Things development.

We’ve helped these companies with their Internet of Things development:

Emily Lowing and Dave Mox, software engineers at PromptWorks
Jason Garber, Mike Nicholaides, and Greg Sterndale, founders of PromptWorks, working at the whiteboard

Our Process

A proven process for building smarter apps

Internet of Things development is a dynamic, fast-paced field. This makes it especially susceptible to the kinds of issues that can derail projects and cost you time and money.

Our proven Agile process is the secret to how we consistently deliver better apps, on-time and on-budget, even on the most complex implementations.

This Agile process means we work closely with you in short, weekly sprints. We’ll be in constant communication, showing you new features as they are coded and getting your feedback. We test as we go and have developers working in pairs on every aspect of your code.

Here’s what to expect on your project:

Discovery & Kickoff

We take the first few days to collaboratively plan and develop a strategy. We set up the codebase and test frameworks, and jointly generate a backlog of work for the upcoming phases.


Rather than disappearing for months while you wonder what's happening, we work in one or two week sprints, with your close collaboration and approval at every stage.


Our UI / UX Designers visualize user stories by creating wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.


Our Engineers implement the user stories and designs by building fully functioning code and automated tests.


Our team presents you with a working product, ready for you to test and validate before we iterate again.

Deployment & Handoff

We deploy your new production code to live traffic. Our engineers seamlessly hand off the project to your team, providing all the necessary training to make sure they have the resources needed to succeed.

Jason Garber, Mike Nicholaides, and Greg Sterndale, founders of PromptWorks, playing foosball
Some software development books on the PromptWorks bookshelf
Some PromptWorks employees and a laptop


Ready to get your Internet of Things project off the ground?