ZigBee has developed an IoT language it's calling dotdot

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Do you speak dotdot? I don't, at least not yet.

ZigBee has announced the development of a 'universal language for the IoT' which it's calling dotdot, and this week at CES the alliance has been showcasing the first prototypes of products speaking it. 

The examples on display are based on the network protocol Thread yet use ZigBee's dotdot language to communicate – proving the language is not restricted to ZigBee products. At...

By Ryan Daws, 05 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, IoT, Languages.

Qt launches lightweight IoT development framework

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The Qt Company, an open source tools provider, has launched a new project that aims to make software development faster and more lightweight.

The new Qt Lite Project aims to offer a wide range of enhancements to developers in order to streamline the creation and delivery of software and devices for all relevant platforms regardless of its size. The project is built into the company’s existing framework and can help streamline the development of software and devices for many...

By Developer Tech, 18 October 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Development Tools, IoT.

AT&T launches developer 'Starter Kit' for the IoT

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Mobile networks will play a large part in the Internet of Things and interested developers would be wise to pay attention to developments from telecommunication giants. On that note, AT&T has announced the launch of a dedicated IoT 'Starter Kit' for developers looking to get started with IoT development. 

The kit was announced by AT&T's...

By Ryan Daws, 13 July 2016, 1 comment. Categories: API, Development Tools, Devices, IoT, Platforms, Testing.

Eclipse Foundation accelerates IoT development with new projects

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Most developers will be aware of the Eclipse Foundation's renowned Java SDK, but the group also has a 200 active contributor-strong open-source IoT community. The Eclipse Internet of Things Working Group has announced four new solutions today which aim to accelerate IoT development, as well as a proposal for a brand-new project 

The announced projects include 

By Ryan Daws, 17 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, IoT.

Microsoft explains how its brilliant Magic Mirror was built

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Microsoft demonstrated a 'Magic Mirror' during the InnovFest Unbound conference last month which offered an impressive look at how everyday objects can deliver useful information to a user without getting in the way. 

The mirror is connected to the internet and uses facial recognition to detect the user standing in front of it. A personalised morning update is then shown under the mirror which includes the latest news and...

By Ryan Daws, 01 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Windows.

More developers working across mobile, IoT and cloud, argues VisionMobile

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A new study from analyst house VisionMobile has looked into the global developer landscape – and found Java to be the most popular language while devs are increasingly working across multiple sectors, including mobile, IoT, and cloud.

The latter makes sense – as tools and languages work across sectors, the developers using them do as well – yet the research, which polls more than 30,000 developers each year, found some other interesting findings.

The figures, which are...

By James Bourne, 27 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Development Tools, Ecosystem, IoT, Mobile.

Amazon launches Dash-based programmable IoT button – sells out within a day

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AWS (Amazon Web Services) is popular, the IoT is hot, and when you combine the two in a product for developers it sells out within a day. 

Based on the single button 'Dash' hardware by Amazon – which has been used in the past to order items with a button press – the AWS IoT version is a "Limited Release Programmable Dash Button" for developers to get started with AWS IoT, AWS Lambda, Amazon...

By Ryan Daws, 17 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Amazon, Cloud, Devices, Hacking, IoT.

What to expect from Google I/O 2016

Google's annual conference, I/O, will be held this Wednesday and is sure to make waves across both the developer and consumer worlds. This year we expect to see the event focus on how Google intends to respond to advancements in wearables, virtual reality, and the IoT. 

Android 

We expect Android will take a backseat as the company works on freeing the operating system from Java amid continued battles with Oracle and the EU. Some 

By Ryan Daws, 16 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Devices, Industry, IoT, Mobile, Platforms, VR, Wearables.

Basho Technologies launches version 1.3 of Riak TS optimised for IoT

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Basho Technologies has launched version 1.3 of Riak TS, an enterprise-grade NoSQL database optimised for Internet of Things (IoT). The open source edition is available for use by developers at no cost and version 1.3 expands support for SQL commands, improves API support and offers support for shell commands while also including multi-cluster...

By Developer Tech, 06 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, IoT.

Microsoft breaks down the IoT language barrier with Open Translators to Things

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Microsoft knows of the compatibility issues between connected devices, and wants to help break down the language barrier between them with the launch of their 'Open Translators to Things' (OpenT2T) initiative. Developers are being invited to collaborate on the project and build 'translators' which should make it easier to build...

By Ryan Daws, 06 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Devices, Industry, IoT, Languages, Platforms, Windows.

Opinion: Developing for a connected future

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As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes a pervasive part of our lives, individuals are increasingly gaining the ability to use their “things” (data in other words) to improve their lives and businesses, and we should all be preparing for a truly connected future. When it comes to IoT in particular, what this means is a future driven by data, whereby it is collected by...

By Liam Kelly, 07 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, IoT.

IBM launches Quark tool for IoT development

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IBM has launched an open source tool called Quark, offering help to programmers and manufacturers looking to build applications based on IoT sensor data.

Quark is based on IBM Streams, a product for processing large amounts of live data. Juniper Research predicts the number of IoT devices – each creating new data –...

By Ryan Daws, 16 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, IoT.

Hardware partners Weave onto Google's Project Brillo

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Project Brillo is Google's attempt to unify the internet-connected "things" which make up the Internet of Things we keep hearing about, but until now we've not heard of many products which have supported the new standard. As of CES 2015, this narrative has changed, and now we have several companies putting their weight behind Project...

By Ryan Daws, 07 January 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Devices, IoT, Platforms.

Nuance introduces 'Mix' developer platform

The Nuance Mix platform enables developers to create customised speech experiences for wearables and other consumer electronics.

The platform was first launched through the Nuance Developers programme as a limited-release beta. It enables developers and device makers to create customised natural language and voice interfaces for the next-generation of IoT, including smart home, fitness, consumer health, robotics, and gaming applications.

Nuance Mix features a completely new natural language development tool....

By Developer Tech, 16 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Platforms.

Huawei plans to launch 'HiLink' SDK for IoT devices

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Huawei is looking to grab a slice of the IoT pie, and has announced their intention to launch a protocol called 'HiLink' next year to control all your smart devices using a variety of communication technologies.

Planned to launch in Q2 2016, the HiLink protocol will make use of Zigbee, WiFi, and Bluetooth to make linking devices easier. HiLink will come with an SDK for...

By Ryan Daws, 14 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, IoT, Platforms.