In the #IoT 4real hackaton we won with the watt-s service connected to a smart wallsocket measuring energy and matching it with the corresponding amount of energy that public solarpanels produce in Stockholm. And we are now one of 6 finalists that in January will compete on how to make a ”climate-smart Stockholm”
This Tuesday I made a presentation at the Intel IoT ignition lab in Stockholm. We where three projects covering smart buildings, smart cities and smart homes. We broad collection of innovative Swedish startups that has large ambitions. We had very rewarding discussions on the Swedish possibilities and how to take our entrepreneur out to the international market.
Ngenic, With its smart add on to heating systems making any waterbased system smart
Yanzi, With the largest self deployed IPv6 building network with 1000 nodes
Connode, city range smart connected IPv6 deploying large in India and UK
Over the summer I have mentored a very good student from Hyderadad Adhish Singla he has without prior skills in XMPP worked with two visalisation tools and extensions to the SleekXMPP package to make it simple to create and use interoperable IoT devices talking XMPP.
What is that? It is a collection of open extensions to the famous well proven http://xmpp.org standard that has been used in millions of installations and different applications including settop-boxes and chat clients.
XMPP is a perfect suited messaging backbone for IoT since it can federate clients on different domains to ”friend” each other why not friend your neighbours outside temperature if yours is broken?
Any device running XMPP towards any of the other federated servers can talk to any other device, when you have
SleekXMPP python tools for running on devices. Python is perfect for easy programming of smart devices most of medium and high range devises is equipped with python from the start. like Intel Edison, raspberry Pi, Cubieboard, beagelbone and alike.
The code is currently in a branch on github to incorporate your local IO device you create field’s that can be readable or writeable and you start a GPIO python file r on your device and it is accessable as a device on the xmpp network. You can use any account on any on the available servers around just look at https://xmpp.net/list.php
We have created a Cordova Strophe based client that can be used to view and change values from devices below is a simple example of running the cordova android emulator client and controling a philips_hue lamp available over the xmpp network.
to be able to have a webbased viewer we have incorporated the functionality in the converse.js web chat client it has been incorporated in the http://xmpp-iot.org website
Don’t expect to be fed with enterprise architect models and 5 letter acronyms. Now we need to get down to business. I’ve been in the connected devices area since I built a Lego robot in 1988 sorting geometrical figures. So join me on a interesting tour. Perhaps you would end up with a new business in your mind.
Why should you be there?
There is so much happening in the extremely hyped area called Internet of Things. coming to this workshop you will gain knowledge of the main trends, we will look at some of the amazing startups and we will then dive into the pond of business models.
Finding the technology is one thing, making a business model to accompany it, is another ballgame. How about sustainability and humanitarian goals are they part of your business model?
In three work passes we will make way through the different models around today and together explore the possibilities. In the last session we will elaborate on the energy efficiency area and solve one of the worlds most complex problem. ”Why isn’t there any good energy efficiency services in appstore?”
This is my second year participating in the XMPP summit and the huge FOSDEM open source conference. The summit is a very interesting event and this year was no exception. It is really fantastic to see so much voluntary effort put into these issues with discussions and solutions.
The state of XMPP-IoT was discussed an the general issue was that you need an introduction view of the basic core concepts and use-cases to connect the thoughts to the solution. The XMPP-IoT.org site is a starter and help is needed to get it better.
We had many visitors in the XMPP real time lounge and the ”chatting lamps” where a joy in the booth. We are already starting the planning for the next years event.