Finally is the revolution here, since I’ve started as a developer I have waited for this. Integration of things is really interesting. And will help us a lot, you might say why should my coffee maker be connected to the internet?
The answer to that is how many times have you asked yourself, did I turn off the coffee maker. That’s only one thing, add sensors to everything in your house and you can start to get an alarm if there is an water leakage, a fire is starting, the sensors can be added into so many things in houses, cars and electronics.
And the great thing is that the connected sensors can be used for private and company use and because the cost isn’t that high for the sensors we will start seeing lots of these both at work and at home. And then we also have wearables that can monitor your health or why don’t we have a sensor that will vibrate so you don’t hit your head in a low door post like a parking sensor for humans.
This is some very interesting IoT platforms to follow
Arduino – This is a great platform to create your own IoT platform, there is hundreds of IoT and sensor projects already created.
Little bits have lots of bits that dies different tasks. But the latest two makes them more interesting that that is the cloudbit and the arduino bit.
It’s Lego for Internet of Things.
NEST – The newly Google bought smart thermostat company. This will probably be the start for the Google connected house.
IBM BlueMix has an IOT communication capabilities so this is also an interesting platform that you should keep a close eye on.
My conslusion is that YES, Internet of Things is very much something to care about as an developer because the system you create will with most certainty connect to things or wearables in some way.
If you have some more interesting IOT:s that you want to share please comment.