At last year’s Geoweb Summit #8 Dave Mathews (NewAer) and Chris Tella (Basic6) discussed how to build out internet of things platforms. ‘How do we make this so that it is not creepy?’ Mathews wondered.
Bug Labs evolved from open source hardware to tools to build Internet of Things applications. ‘Customers were putting whole collections of devices on the internet,’ founder Peter Semmelhack says. ‘It wasn’t like one vending machine; it was ten thousand vending machines.’
Interface Foundry lets users build data bubbles pinned to a location and timeframe. Unlike iBeacon it is an open system. ‘Even the kid down the street selling lemonade on a stand should be able to build a data bubble,’ co-founder Rachel Law says.