Will connectivity make consumer products better by influencing product design? It can’t hurt. Not everybody can have Nest’s design team.
SparkFun, a company that supplies products to people building electronic devices for fun, has launched an online place for makers to store their data as connectivity becomes an essential element in electronic projects.
Spark Labs, a company building a platform for the internet of things, has raised $4.9 million, making it another well-funded participant in this space.
Want a project board that lets you build Bluetooth Low Energy into a variety of places? The LightBlue Cortado project by Punch Designs is just the ticket.
The industry will also be aided by individual hobbyists, who could stumble upon the big applications.
Ayla Networks is the latest company to launch a platform for the internet of things. It scored $5.4 million in venture funding and has a Chinese customer already deployed.
Spark Devices is using Kickstarter and DIYers as the gateway into building a hardware and cloud-based platform for the internet of things. Today it’s DIY, but tomorrow it hopes to have corporate clients.
Carriots, a Madrid startup, wants to build a PaaS for the internet of things. Is this the right model to help spur more hardware development, or should companies build out their own infrastructure?
GE and Quirky have tapped Electric Imp to provide connectivity for a collaboration that will enable people with an idea for a physical product to take their ideas from conception to reality.
Want to link a lightbulb to your email? A candy dispenser to Twitter? Electric Imp sure does, and in this video CEO Hugo Fiennes explains how his company will help build the internet of things.