Internet of Things (IoT) is the in thing that no sane company would neglect.
BlackBerry after its recent smart phone is also into IoT and has a complete
platform. Main vertical applications targeted are automotive and asset
tracking for now.
Here is about the platform in Blackberry's own words.
"The BlackBerry® IoT Platform is here to give you that control, providing a
cloud-based solution that lets you build and manage IoT applications and
devices in a secure, efficient, and scalable way."
Security: via BlackBerry cryptography and Key Management technology-The IoT
platform is hosted in the secure, global BlackBerry infrastructure.
Scalability: Massive scalability at every layer, instantaneous data indexing
with no bottlenecks and redundant long-term storage.
Efficiency: Superb messaging both event-driven and store-and-forward
You want to try it out. It... (more)
You can use Intel XDK together with Intel Collaboration Suite for Web RTC to
build the real time communication apps.
With Intel Collaboration Suite for Web RTC (Intel CS for WebRTC )it is
possible to build apps for real time communication over the web.
You need to use the Intel CS for WebRTC SDK built on top of W3C standard for
WebRTC. You can create apps for broadcast, peer-to-peer and apps for
To cater to the major OSs and HTML, the SDK is available in four versions one
Intel CS f... (more)
Red Hat steps into Microsoft's turf offering a PaaS consisting of
Microsoft.NET and SQL Server. This service is going to be offered (not ready
yet) on Red Hat's OpenShift platform with UHURU software providing the code
support. Open source UHURU was started by former MSFT Employees.
When it starts working, Red Hat Open Shift will use Microsoft.NET and SQL
server 'cartridges' on windows Server by itself or as a virtual server. In
effect you can have a Microsoft.NET Cartridge to pair with third part
database 'cartridge' allowing a great deal of flexibility. Of cours... (more)
The keywords for this IoT company are Connect, Manage, Extend and do more
things. In order to have wide applicability you can connect anything over any
Connect at Cumulocity has the following features:
Connect out-of-the box to more than 30 usable certified devices (whole list
is here, but I could only recognize, Raspberry and a Arduino variant). Looks
like it is heavy on LINUX and JAVA-based but I may be missing the others)
More than 10 embedded environments supported RestAPIs for any connected
Connect Over any network
Runs on all networks, mobile or fixed. No ne... (more)
So You Want to Use JSON with the 'Internet of Things'
Object Notation. JSON packs lot more power into just information in a piece
JSON has become a nice connector to bridge the physical (IoT) and the Digital
worlds (Web Services).
Get this still in development plug-in (pURL) if you want to read URLs in JSON
format to send out a listenable event. This is just the beginning to create
automatons based on URL content, be it web services or something else.