In this past week we saw some interesting development play out in the IoT landscape. One of them was further clarity around how Samsung's acquisition of SmartThings plays into their long term vision of solutions bringing together hardware, a cloud platform and tools into one package. I also find it interesting that not only on a commercial scale are we seeing companies put together solutions, but crowd funded options such as Esquilo are one of many providing options as well.
What this points to me is a continued validation that an entire solution is needed to fill a market problem that will involve looking at the entire stack to build fully engaging solutions.
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A Vision of a Decentralized IoT Stack
Quote from the article raises some interesting questions - "The decentralized IoT stack is really about creating a reality where devices don’t require a central authority to operate. Industrial machine networking aside, what if your phone could connect to another phone without the need of a cellular tower?"
Walkway: A Cloud-Powered Active Lifestyle Solution Gets People Moving
The first Walkway Workstations were installed at the Startup Venture Loft in Minneapolis, sponsored by a local healthy grab-and-go eatery, SIMPLS.
In Search Of The True Value In The Internet Of Things
Short article covering the value of the Internet of Things and how data is key in providing awareness what is going on within an organization. In many way, this is giving automated analysis by the digital world of what is happening in the physical world.
PTC to Acquire Big Data Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics Leader ColdLight
PTC has been slowly building some interesting IoT visualization and management pieces, however this includes a company on the endpoint hardware.
Ninja Blocks 'Going Dark' as Money Runs out for IoT Startup
From the article, "Everything has been open sourced, and we'll be here to help the community keep developing it if they want to. As a company, we might be back at some point, but nothing is solid right now."
Spark at IoTFuse Video
Video of Stephanie Rich from Particle at IoTFuse talking on "From Maker to Manufacturer".
Interview with Mike Kuniavsky - The Future of IoT 2015
Mike Kuniavsky discusses the future of IoT tech and shares his knowledge on what will set companies wishing to create successful IoT devices apart from their competitors.
Samsung Rolls out Family of Artik IoT Chips, Cloud Platform, Tools
Things are starting to come in to focus for the overall IoT play for Samsung. Creating a new hardware platform to connect to the SmartThings Open Cloud that it purchased looks like a great play in the market.
This Robot Can Crack Your Combination Lock in Less than 30 Seconds
Found this article kind of fun. Using an Arduino to manually crack a combination lock.
Esquilo: Simple IoT Development - WiFi + Web IDE + Cloud
A development platform with built-in Wi-Fi, web IDE, cloud access, Arduino shield, and more that makes creating IoT devices simple.