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.
Talk Fosdem Brussels 2015
A radio intervju on hackerpublicradio.org
Internet of Things is today huge, but as always it is hyped and includes almost every-Thing. Today we are back in the 1990’s creating business models based on a connected thing, letting the mainframe investigate and use our data. And for me as a customer I again, as it was in the 1990’s, end up with a bunch of incompatible systems, today called apps.
from Postscapes I found a very good sentence
When data is removed from siloed warehouses and is able to be identified and shared between products and services like it is within the current Internet architecture a true Internet of Things can emerge.
The explosion on apps on the phone is a result of innovation, based on the easy accessible sensors on the phone such as, camera, temperature, gps, gyro etc. Imagine the services that could be created if all IoT things was as easy to use as if they all were in the same phone? And in that case which phone?
We will always need integration and a way to interconnect system, IoT also needs that and no company based solution should win expecially if they own a phone. Please go for open solutions when you create your things, from my heart I think that XMPP-IoT is one of the more beautiful solutions.
Being at the Advanced Energy Conference 2013. I started to use the term chattering things or chatty things this is a very good abstract view of whats happening in the Internet of Things world.
The billion devices that is to be connected will in classical way be connected to private clouds which is just somewhat better than the old legacy, proprietary protocols. We are getting an exploding number of slightly different web api’s. Creating new web mashup services will therefor never happen since you need to support so many protocols.
The solution is to leverage the instant message paradigm and the XMPP.org standard. To be used by all things letting them chat with each other. A sensor can be friend with an actuator regardless of its origin or business domain. A humidity sensor in an alarm system could then easily be connected to the ventilation system.
When these chattering things are available in an interoperable way there truly is a possibility for real smart energy services to happen without the need of adding more hardware. You just let the sensor doing a friend request to the energy service. The just let them start chitchatting.