Challenging the IoT community

Ladies & Gentlemen, Members of the IoT community, It has come to our attention that many people are toying around with embedded software development and have come up with fun and technically ingenious solutions. However, many of these solutions are not solving actual problems in the real world. We want…

How can we help each other?

Last time I introduced you to the platform model that we are building towards. Platform models are very stable and sustainable businesses once they are up and running, but they are notoriously hard to get started though. There are many reason for this, but one of them is the fact…

Platform Thinking

If you've been following this blog, you might have heard a few times before that we are building a platform, and as so many terms in our industry are severely overloaded, so is the word platform. Therefore I thought it might be a good idea to elaborate on this a…

Sending toast notifications with Azure Notification Hubs

This is the fourth part of the blog series on the light detection channel that I demoed at techorama. You can find the other parts here: How the channel works Geohashing Complex event processing This time I'll discuss how you can respond to interesting events by sending a toast notification…

Complex event processing

This is the third part of the blog series on the light detection channel that I demoed at techorama. You can find the other parts here: How the channel works Geohashing Sending toast notifications with Azure Notification Hubs This time we'll dive into one of the most fundamental concepts in…

A boring, yet invaluable feature: Variables

In the past, whenever you composed a channel, you had to fill out every configuration property of every handler over and over again. This became tedious very quickly, especially when working with lots of connectionstrings like we do for our UI (yes, we're dogfooding). Secondly, when sharing precomposed channels with…