Carriots is featured in DZone’s Guide to Developer Programs

Carriots is featured in DZone’s latest research guide, the Guide to Developer Programs. This guide provides a full analysis of developer programs, a directory of the most popular programs, articles outlining why joining the right program could benefit your career, and industry insights detailing how other developers take advantage of developer programs. You can download the free research guide here: bit.ly/1bq8daQ.

With app markets more crowded than ever, it’s hard to stand out among other developers. To solve this problem, many developers are looking to developer programs for support, as well as resources that can’t be found in most out-of-the-box solutions. According to DZone’s Guide to Developer Programs, over 50% of their audience of developers have joined at least one developer program. So what is that attracts so many developers to developer programs?

Tools, Resources, and Community

By joining a developer program, members gain access to essential tools and resources – things like an API, documentation, SDKs, sample applications, and community forums. According to DZone’s research, 72% of survey respondents agreed that organizations with developer programs have higher quality APIs.

Developers also benefit from the community found within a developer program. It can’t be understated – whether collaborating on projects or looking for support, developers can rely on their peers within a program to create better applications. Not to mention, joining a developer program can open doors – 18% of the DZone audience said that they’ve received job offers from working on an open source project, while 12% said they’ve received offers from working on a project in a developer program.

Learn more about how developer programs can impact your career and get help finding the right developer program for you by downloading a copy of the free DZone Guide to Developer Programs.

IoT Meetup in Kochi, India

Hot from our partner program! Nibodha Technologies has conducted an IoT meetup that we are proud to be part.

Here are their appreciations:

We at Nibodha Technologies, are extremely happy to let you know that we had conducted the first IoT Meetup in Kochi, India. The event was conducted at Startup Village on 22nd October 2014. The response we got from people here was extremely amazing. 50+ people turning up for the very first event of IoT was astonishing. The event comprised of an overview on technological landscape of IoT by Radhesh Radhakrishnan (V.P Engineering, Nibodha Technologies), technical discussions, Q&A sessions and demo of an IoT application using the Carriots platform.

At a high-level, the application sensed prevailing room temperature and sends it to user’s phone via internet. JSON data was send,stored and received using the Carriot platform. Thanks to the Carriots platform, integration part worked like butter!! We used Arduino Uno (Sparksfun Redboard) for I/O operations like fetching room temperature, light intensity and passed the value to Raspberry Pi using serial communication. Raspberry Pi was running on node.js server and was programmed to post the values on to Carriots rest API. On the end-user side, we created an Android application which communicates with Carriots rest API and displays the temperature & Intensity on the Android App.

The integration freedom which Carriots provides for developers is exceptional. We had happy times experimenting the Carriots. We are also looking forward on how to use this in real-life use cases such as poultry farms and hatcheries. The meetup dispersed on the note, to conduct frequent IoT meetups. Together, we aim to resolve complex problems of mankind using simple IOT applications. We believe Carriots will keep supporting us.

This is the teaser video of the event: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjDlmO0PAOY

Thanks guys for the good work. Keep on moving the IoT!

Enjoy Carriots!

Pozuelo City Hall chooses the Carriots CityLife platform

Carriots CityLifeThe Pozuelo City Hall chooses the Carriots CityLife platform from Wairbut for its Smart City project

Carriots CityLife platform will allow monitoring of everything that happens in the city to improve the management of city services and the quality of life of the citizens.

With this initiative, Pozuelo wants to become the Spanish national reference for Smart City environments.

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Open Innovation with Cisco

At Carriots we are proud to announce our partnership with Cisco and our involvement in their new openBerlin IoE Innovation Center.

Carriots was created to sparkle open innovation around the world, from makers to big companies or IoT start-ups. Our software was designed to promote rapid proof of concept prototyping so that new products or services can be quickly tested in the market.

At Cisco IoE Innovation Centers they have the same vision. So it is great that we are part of their ecosystem. Carriots will be an active member of this open innovation community and will:

  • Integrate Cisco Hardware with Carriots to help developers plug and play.
  • Publish our tutorial examples combining Cisco routers and Carriots.
  • Provide sample units of the IoT projects we have done for some of our customers, to see how people can hack them.
  • Participate in a wide variety of hackhaton and innovation activities related to hot topics like security, protocols or simply exploring new business IoE solutions.

Great work Cisco for this initiative! Now lets all innovate together…

Healthcare – the Internet of Things Hackathon

Bangalore, India, August 24, 2014: The inaugural edition of ThingHack: Healthcare – the Internet of Things Hackathon came to a close today in Bangalore, presented by IoTBLR – an open community for IoT enthusiasts, the event was hosted and supported by Cisco. The two day healthcare and wellness hackathon witnessed participation from 30 individuals who conceptualized, designed and made prototypes of connected healthcare devices that would benefit the society.

ThingHack received over 150 registrations which were narrowed down to 30 based on their ideas, skillsets and interviews conducted by a panel of technology mentors & experts. The shortlisted participants comprised of students, budding entrepreneurs and corporate employees.

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Carriots collaborates with TST Sistemas in a pilot rubbish bin sensor project in Santander

TST Sistemas, one of Carriot’s partners, is a company that develops wireless products and solutions for applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) environment. They recently developed a 4 week pilot of a rubbish bin filling sensor system in Santander. They integrated the data read by their sensors with the Carriots platform.

TST Sistemas deployed several filling sensors in Santander

TST Sistemas installed wireless sensors in the plastic and paper recycling bins located near PCTCAN (the Scientific and Technology Park in Cantabria). These sensors retrieve the data of the level of fullness and send it the Carriots cloud where it is stored.

Filling Sensors designed by TST Sistemas and connected to Carriots

Thanks to the Carriots REST API, the gathered data can be easily displayed on a web page. From there, the user can evaluate the lever of the bins, the battery and GPRS coverage by pressing on the desired bin. The page isn’t limited to simply showing the current status, data can also be grouped in different ways to see graphs and data collection history. This information can be used to plan the best routes to collect the rubbish.

Web based management application

As you can see, there would be many advantages to knowing the exact state of the bin before taking action to empty it. It enables us to measure the quality of the company that picks up the rubbish and at the same time allows us to make the pick-up process more efficient and effective. It can increase or decrease the frequency of pick-up depending on the fullness data levels. Not only does this method save money, but it also saves carbon dioxide gas emissions.

Smart Waste Management is more efficient.

This is just one more example of the possibilities that Carriots gives to companies. We make IoT projects a reality. Can we help you make yours a reality too?

IoT with the Arduino Yun book review

Internet of Things with the Arduino Yun - Packt publishingA couple weeks ago, our friends at “Packt Publishing – http://www.packtpub.com/” sent us a copy of the book “Internet of Things with the Arduino Yún“. Without a doubt the book is a good reference for anyone that wants to dive into the world of IoT and the Maker movement.

The book introduces the reader to the basic concepts of electronics, programming and the Internet which are necessary to taking the first steps toward the creation of an Iot project in an easy and didactic way.

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The UPM University integrates heterogeneous home automation systems in the cloud using Carriots

CeDInt is a research center of the Technical University of Madrid with nine years of experience in research projects integrating control platforms for home and building automation both proprietary and industry standard. CeDInt has also developed his own and standard and open source based wireless measurement and control platform called BATNET.

Recently CeDint started using Carriots platform to develop new Internet of Things projects.

Thanks to this work devices of KNX and BATNET technology installed in the energy efficiency lab of CeDInt can be universally controlled by the Carriots platform. As a result in this demonstrator users can check luminosity, humidity, temperature or power consumption measures as well as act upon blinds or lights of the lab anywhere. There is also a graphical interface allowing intuitive follow up of measurement history.

MIMOS creates a Smart Parking prototype using Carriots

MIMOS, the National Research and Development Centre in Malaysia, has created a smart parking prototype that shows the excellent capacity of Carriots to help in the development of easy and cost effective IoT projects. Just a couple weeks ago, they decided to take their project to the next level…that’s where Carriots came in.

Sensors and Gateway used by MIMOS for their SmartParking pilot.

Due to the cost of maintenance, wiring and convenience, MIMOS decided to introduce a “smart” system. It combines the same sensors as their original project with the added advantage of being controlled through a Wi-Fi connection. Each sensor connects and sends data over the Internet to Carriots. Carriots then stores the data and allows MIMOS to act on the data received. Using the Carriots REST API it’s easy to use the data stored and display it on a web page.

That’s exactly what MIMOS did. They used Ducksboard to process and display the availability of parking spots, the signal strength and the battery level of the sensors. Using Carriots it’s easy to get and display this important information on computers and smartphones. You can see their frontend sensor information here: https://public.ducksboard.com/PLAUECyDKENxA-irqN2d. You can also read a little more about the project in this article.

Diagram on how the Smart Parking solution works using Carriots platform

To see how to make your own device dashboard you should check out our Ducksboard tutorial. You can see another example of integrating devices and a web interface in the Carriots meteorological station tutorial.

You too can create real-life projects using Carriots! We hope this inspires you to get out there and start creating!

Carriots Recognized in DZone’s 2014 Guide to the Internet of Things

We are very excited to be recognized as a featured vendor in DZone’s 2014 Guide to the Internet of Things, a premium resource focused on IoT development trends, strategies, and tools. The guide includes expert opinions and tips, industry knowledge, and product and platform comparisons.

Readers of the guide will get an overview of the IoT industry and learn about some issues that developers are facing in IoT. Topics covered by the guide include an introduction to IoT, IoT protocol and development issues, and what the future will look like for IoT.

DZone’s IoT guide also offers key insights into development practices for IoT through a survey of more than 2000 developers and experts, allowing readers to learn opinions and trends from the best and brightest in the developer community. Additionally, the guide’s solutions directory compares IoT hardware, product lines, and platforms to help developers wisely choose the tools they need.

Readers can download a free copy of the guide here and you can see Carriots profile on DZone here.

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