PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2015) - People Power, a technology and user engagement company providing apps, cloud and mobile services for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced its selection as the Most Innovative & Overall NextGen winner in Mobile technology by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. The company was recognized with this award for Presence, its acclaimed free app that reimagines home and lifestyle security by transforming unused smartphones into webcams to monitor the things and people you care about most, as well as for its connected home operating system FabrUX.

"We are honored to be recognized by SIIA as a disruptive company leading the industry in mobile innovation," said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. "Both our app and our platform are filling a market void, breathing new life into unused smart devices and providing easy-to-use home security and energy management at an affordable price to both developers and consumers."

Used as a DIY home surveillance camera or for specific use-cases, such as a baby monitor, pet or nanny cam, People Power's free app Presence lets you stay connected to your home when you're away. The app streams 2-way video and audio, detects and records motion and alerts users to activity at home based on personalized settings. With add-on connected products, the app's functionality expands to deliver real-time, whole-home energy monitoring and control over appliances so users can manage electric use remotely.

The Presence app also transforms into a tool for developers. Using FabrUX, People Power's IoT software stack, Presence was designed to provide a white-label software app framework to give remote control over and promote simple out-of-box experiences for any FabrUX-connected product. FabrUX is a unique set of software modules which combines cloud and mobile software to connect, analyze, coordinate, manage and enhance any Internet-connected object or cloud. Unlike similar technologies, FabrUX enables powerful user engagement through an integrated community social networking layer. The company currently employs FabrUX to run home energy management programs in Oahu and Cape Cod, where residents are actively decreasing their energy consumption through the application of proven behavioral psychology mechanisms. Developers use FabrUX to create and deploy engaging IoT services, enhance their own platforms, or integrate FabrUX with devices connected through existing frameworks and protocols such as HomeKit, AllJoyn, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth and others, to deliver more comprehensive end-user experiences.

"There is tremendous innovation taking place in the software and services market as companies leverage mobile to gain a competitive advantage," said Rhianna Collier, Vice President and Managing Director of the Software and Services division at SIIA. "NextGen companies -- chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of M&A, VC and advisory executives -- are offering game-changing products that add significant value to the market because they meet the needs of our evolving mobile society."

SIIA's NextGen program provides exposure to companies delivering breakthrough solutions. The program aims to bring awareness to five verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, Mobile, Relationship Intelligence and Security. Nominated companies were judged by a group of industry experts who determined the Most Innovative, Most Disruptive and overall NexGen winner of the Mobile category.

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About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things FabrUX software, which enables manufacturers and service providers to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power's intuitive consumer app, Presence, not only transforms spare smart devices into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities. The app is also available as a white-labeled software app framework. For more information, visit

About SSD
The Software & Services Division (SSD) of SIIA represents companies that develop the applications, services, infrastructure and tools driving the success of today's high-tech industry. SSD programs and activities are designed to foster company growth and success by providing professional insights and strategy, executive networking, industry exposure and business development opportunities. SSD member executives actively collaborate to share business and operational expertise, best practices, and new innovations to help companies efficiently build growing and successful businesses. For more information, visit

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit

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