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, 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.

Seven evolving trends in software development

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What’s the difference between a fad and a trend? A fad is ephemeral and burns out shortly after it ignites. For example, every holiday season we witness how some new and novel toy takes the market by storm–remember the Tamagotchi? But soon enough, few people care about these toys anymore, and in no time, you’ll likely find them cluttering the corners of a playroom or crammed in boxes at a garage sale. Trends, on the other hand, reflect movements with staying power....

By Ciklum, 22 September 2015, 2 comments. Categories: IoT, Mobile.

IBM integrates IoT platform with ARM to boost offering

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IBM has integrated its Internet of Things (IoT) platform, known as IBM IoT Foundation, with ARM to allow customers to benefit from collection, analysis and decision-making with regard to data from devices such as industrial appliances, weather sensors and wearable monitoring devices. Developed on the SoftLayer infrastructure, the platform supports a range of fully managed, cloud-hosted offerings.

The IBM IoT Foundation provides security systems that protect IoT data and offer decision...

By Developer, 10 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, IoT, Platforms, Wearables.