Baby bus and harmony OS join hands to explore the new ecology of smart early education

Time:2021-5-9

From the moment when a new life is born, parents put all their love and warmth into every day when he or she grows up. It is the common expectation of every family to cultivate a smart and healthy baby and create a happy and full childhood for children. In the 21st century, people have fully realized the important role of early childhood enlightenment education in the process of achieving this goal. Because of this, the enlightenment industry of early education is rising at an amazing speed, with considerable market space and potential.

With the comprehensive popularization of mobile Internet technology, early education enlightenment service based on Internet platform is bringing unprecedented innovation and power to this industry. The application of a series of cutting-edge technologies has opened many new scenes for early education, allowing children to experience more happiness and learn more knowledge in the process of growing up. As a mobile Internet early education brand focusing on 0-6-year-old children’s enlightenment, babybus, founded in 2009, has gone through 11 years in this field. It is providing professional, comprehensive, rich and personalized early education products based on Internet platform for 400 million family users around the world, and has become a leading enterprise in the industry.

As a pioneer in the industry, babybus has been committed to integrating advanced technology and professional early education concept to create an enlightenment product system that fully meets the needs of families. Recently, babybus has chosen to join hands with Huawei in the process of exploring the family innovation interactive enlightenment experience, making use of Huawei’s advanced technology of harmony OS ecology to overcome many limitations of traditional products and create a higher quality and more innovative interactive education experience.

Recently, the reporter interviewed Mr. Tang Guangyu, the founder of babybus, and made an in-depth discussion on how babybus worked with Huawei to solve the pain point of intelligent early education application technology.

Baby bus and harmony OS join hands to explore the new ecology of smart early education

Intelligent device interaction: the innovation bottleneck of early education scene

In a typical contemporary family, it is common for parents to use smart phones, tablets, smart TVs and other devices to run early education applications to meet the education and entertainment needs of preschool children. For example, parents can install the “studious”, “good-looking” and “pleasant to listen” series of applications developed by baby bus on smart devices, so that children can contact knowledge, train their brain thinking and strengthen their memory ability in entertainment… The convenience and cost performance are far better than the traditional book based early education tool system.

However, with the increasing number and variety of home intelligent devices and the popularity of 5g and other advanced technologies, parents and developers are facing the challenge of how to make full use of diversified and scenario based devices to enhance the interactive experience of enlightenment education. How can the application of early education distributed in multiple devices get through comprehensively and form an integrated interactive scene? This is not only the common expectation of parents, but also a technical problem in front of the baby bus team.

On the way to solve this problem, the biggest obstacle baby bus faces is the lack of high-level cross device interaction solutions. The complex transmission protocol and mechanism between different devices, the long delay of interactive use and other difficulties make babybus have excellent upper application interaction concept, but it is difficult to be implemented in the product.

In 2020, the birth of Huawei harmonic OS gives baby bus the hope of breaking through the difficulties. The distributed technology of harmonic OS can fundamentally solve several core requirements of cross device interaction, and can become a good platform for the latter to innovate interactive experience. Soon, the two enterprises began joint development and cooperation, and an important cross-border joint of Internet early education industry started.

Enabling innovative interaction scenarios: Baby bus and harmony OS break through difficulties

Tang Guangyu, founder of babybus, said: the core concept of the company’s early education products is intelligent and diversified. He hopes to fully explore innovative interaction modes around family scenes, so that children can interact with their parents as much as possible while having fun, and experience the warm atmosphere of the family. To this end, the baby bus development team tries to build an immersive and interactive scene experience of early childhood education by using existing intelligent devices such as smart phones, tablets, smart TVs and speakers.

In view of the assumption of baby bus, the key technical problem to be solved by the development team is cross device data transfer. For example, in the interactive application of “baby hot air balloon flight”, parents and baby hold their own smart phones to jointly control the hot air balloon on the big screen of smart TV to participate in the flight competition. As a control handle, smart phones need to use the gravity and acceleration sensors to record the baby’s control actions and synchronize them to the TV in real time. Obviously, this combination requires a very low communication delay between the mobile phone and the TV, which is difficult to meet with the traditional Android underlying platform.

In contrast, since the beginning of its design, harmonyos has been a cross device operating system with high interactive ability. Different devices installed with harmonyos can be regarded as the same large-scale platform, and the internal data call latency and complexity are reduced to a very low level.

According to the measured data of Baobao bus team, the communication delay between Huawei smart screen with harmonic OS system and smart phone is only 30ms level, and the control operation on the mobile phone can be quickly and accurately reflected in the application screen, and the interactive experience is very satisfactory. In addition, the more convenient development experience brought by harmonyos has also removed many obstacles for cross device application development, which has been praised by the baby bus development team.

Technology into business advantage, harmonyos creates new value and opportunities for baby bus

At present, baby bus has developed a variety of cross device parent-child interaction applications, such as baby family parkour, baby fishing plan, baby baseball master, baby rope skipping star, baby hot air balloon flight, based on the advantages of harmonyos, such as ultra-low communication delay across devices, convenient data connection and call. These applications all support two-way mirror projection of two mobile phones. Just by scanning the QR code on Huawei smart screen, parents and babies can use the mobile phone to participate in interaction. The operation process is simple, and no additional equipment support is required.

Compared with the traditional Internet early education application scenarios, the new interactive series of baby bus applications enable parents and babies to have in-depth communication and participate in the entertainment and learning process together, which not only increases children’s motivation to learn knowledge, but also further consolidates the emotional bond between parents and children. Smart devices are no longer addicted to family members, but incarnate as a communication bridge to improve family relations and enhance family centripetal force. Its influence even exceeds the demand of enlightenment early education itself.

Tang Guangyu also mentioned that today’s rapid development of online education is another application field of baobabus’s innovative achievements with harmony OS. Traditional online education takes a single user facing the mobile phone screen as the main scene, while baby bus’s cross device education application system based on harmonyos allows parents to directly participate in the process of teachers’ teaching, transforming the mode of teachers’ teaching and parents’ watching into an experiential education scene in which parents and teachers participate together. In the long run, it is of great significance to the growth of children and the improvement of the quality of education.

Tang Guangyu fully affirmed the cooperation with harmonyos, “the distributed technology of harmonyos provides the foundation for efficient connection and rapid transmission across devices, helps babybus realize the rapid flow of applications between different devices, gives full play to the resource advantages of different devices, and brings a smoother application experience for babybus, At the same time, it also creates new traffic entrances and brings new opportunities for business growth. “

On the basis of this new experiential education mode, babybus can create more diversified online parent-child education products and services in the future, customize personalized education solutions for parents, develop higher-level business scenarios and value fields, and create continuous growth opportunities.

Constant innovation: Baby bus and harmony OS draw a blueprint

From the intimate interactive multi screen enlightenment application to the online education experience of parents and teachers, the cooperation between babybus and Huawei harmonic OS has begun to bear fruit, and has opened up a different innovation route in the Internet early education industry. In Tang Guangyu’s view, such achievements are only the beginning, and there is still great potential for future cooperation between the two sides.

For example, baby bus can make use of the cross device interaction ability of harmonyos, and combine with the rising Internet of things, smart home and AR / VR devices to further expand the hardware lineup of early education scenes, so as to introduce more visual, auditory and tactile interactive experience into the education process. Baby bus can also rely on the upgrading and strengthening of hardware level to create a higher dimensional content form and bring more attractive courses and games for parents and children. In this process, the flow entrance of baby bus will continue to expand, the flow value will continue to grow, and promote the brand to occupy a leading position in this 100 billion scale market for a long time. Obviously, Huawei harmony OS will play a key role in this process, and babybus is full of confidence in the long-term cooperation prospects of both sides.

In the future, Tang Guangyu also looks forward to the cooperation between baobab bus and harmonyos to explore more diversified parent-child interactive education experience, and carry out more in-depth cooperation in the multi-dimensional aspects of intelligence, digitization and scene. He hopes to work together to provide better quality and experience for children’s education, and to accompany children’s happy growth and learning.

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