Hans Scharler, co-founder of ioBridge

Hans Scharler is the co-founder of ioBridge, an Internet of Things application platform that makes it simple and cost-effective to Internet-enable devices and products.

He developed streaming technology for web and mobile applications so users can interact with monitoring and control systems in real-time.

Hans is also the creator of ThingSpeak, an open source Internet of Things platform that allows devices to interact with social media and share time-series data published by simple devices.

In his spare time, Hans plays board games and enjoys discovering new coffees and teas.

ioBridge Blog

ThingSpeak Plus Third-party Hardware – an Alternative to ioBridge Hardware

In 2008, when ioBridge launched the IO-204 web gateway for the Internet of Things, there were very few hardware devices available to easily and cost-effectively build connected products. The Internet of Things has taken off with a wide array of companies now offering hardware devices to prototype and develop Internet of Things products and solutions.

In 2010, ioBridge launched ThingSpeak.com, an open data platform for the Internet of Things. From the beginning, ThingSpeak was designed to be …

Send Data to ThingSpeak with Arduino

Do you already have an Arduino with an Ethernet Shield? Connect some sensors and send the data to ThingSpeak with this simple Arduino Sketch.

Arduino Ethernet ThingSpeakOnce the data is collected by ThingSpeak, we have a number of ThingSpeak Apps that let you do something with it. Use ThingTweet to update Twitter if your Christmas Tree needs watered. Use React and TalkBack to control your thermostat. Use TweetControl to control a global network of lights!

[via ThingSpeak Tutorials]

The post Send Data to ThingSpeak with …

Making Beer Social with the Internet of Things

Find your way to Winston-Salem, NC and have the beer that you have been following on social networks. Small Batch Beer Co. uses ioBridge Technology to tell their patrons how much beer is left in their tanks at their brewery. Small Batch specializes in making limited quantities of beer one barrel at a time and they rotate what they are brewing. Their loyal fans want to know how much is available and when to see if they are going to stop by for beer.

Small Batch Brewery IoT Animation

The team from Small Batch partnered …

Introducing TimeControl – Set Schedules for ioBridge Widgets

By using ThingSpeak’s TimeControl, you can set schedules for any of your ioBridge Widgets. This makes it possible to turn on your lights every day at 4pm. TimeControl allows for recurring schedules and one time controls set to a specific date and time.

ThingSpeak TimeControl Examples

ThingSpeak TimeControl Features

  • Recurring weekly schedules
  • One time scheduled actions
  • Fuzzy times – trigger an action at a random number of minutes around a scheduled time
  • Interface with any web service API


Getting Started

We …

Internet of Things Debuts at Pittsburgh TechFest

Pittsburgh TechFest: “Bridging Pittsburgh’s software communities”

Join Hans Scharler as he presents, “The Internet of Things is Here, but Don’t be Scared”, at this year’s Pittsburgh TechFest at La Roche College on Saturday, June 7, 2014. This will be the first time that the Internet of Things makes it into the Pittsburgh TechFest as a topic.

Pittsburgh TechFest

The Pittsburgh TechFest is open to software development professionals from Southwestern Pennsylvania …

Robert Mawrey of ioBridge Joins the TiECON East Internet of Things Panel

Robert Mawrey joins the Internet of Things Panel at TieCON East on Friday, May 30th from 2:45 to 4pm! Robert is the CEO of ioBridge with over 4 years of Internet of Things experience leading ioBridge into commercial applications all around the world. Robert will sit on the “Internet of Things Panel” to discus “the next revolution in computing.” They will discuss economic impact of IoT, the landscape, and capturing potential.

TiECON IoT Panel

The TieCON Internet of Things Panel …

Postscapes – Top Connected Home Product of 2013 – iAquaLink by Zodiac Pool Systems and ioBridge

iAquaLink, an intelligent pool and spa control system from Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (@ZodiacPool_USA) has won the People’s Choice “Best Connected Home Product” Internet of Things (IoT) award from Postscapes. iAquaLink allows pool owners to control their pool and spa anytime, anywhere using their smart phones and Web-connected devices. With its technology partner ioBridge, Zodiac created the iAquaLink platform to Internet-enable its popular AquaLink controllers and to add …

Thursday, May 23, 2013

3.00 pm - Doors open

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1

Internet of Things 

Narayan Menon is Vice President - Innovation Labs at InterDigital, a wireless research and development company.

Hans Scharler is the co-founder of ioBridge, an Internet of Things application platform that makes it simple and cost-effective to Internet-enable devices and products.

Chad Jones is Vice President Product Strategy at Xively, a secure platform for Internet of Things devices and products.

John Canosa is the General Manager for M2M at ThingWorx, the first Application Platform for the Connected World - one that combines the key functionality of Web 2.0, social media and Connected Intelligence.

4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2

Geospatial big data 

John Slitz is CEO of SpaceCurve, a developer of a new Big Data spatiotemporal database platform that meets the growing demand for immersive intelligence and location-based services.

Kipp Jones is Chief Architect and Privacy Czar of Skyhook, the worldwide leader in location positioning, context and intelligence.

Lara Mehanna is General Manager of Mobile at DataXu, a company founded by MIT astronautics scientists who wrote the combinatorial language that guided NASA's Mars mission plans.

Tony Baer is Principal Analyst at Ovum, a global technology analyst firm. He leads Ovum's Big Data research area.

5.20 - 5.40 pm - Digby keynote

Localpoint: Rethinking In-Store Engagement 

Dan Yacker is Vice President Business Development at Digby, the leader in mobile commerce and marketing technology innovation for retailers and brands since 2006.

5.40 - 6.10 pm - Reception break

Drinks + networking

6.10 - 6.40 pm - Maponics keynote

Darrin Clement, Maponics 

Darrin Clement is the Founder and CEO of Maponics, which builds and defines polygons such as neighborhood boundaries, ZIP Codes, and school attendance zones that are meaningful at the local level.

6.40 - 7.20 pm - Panel 3

The location app ecosystem 

Jeff Hardison is a vice president of Meridian, a company that reduces the time and effort it takes to develop and maintain indoor navigation apps.

Amiya Mansingh is the co-founder of GeoLoqal, a platform that focuses on simplifying geolocation, geotargeting and user analytics for application developers.

Jarred Kennedy is Senior Director Business Development at Factual, that enables mobile developers to create personalized, contextually relevant experiences using the location capabilities of mobile devices.

Colin Reilly is the Director of the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT).

7.20 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Retail location marketing 

Kris Kolodziej is VP of Location Services at Aisle411, that lets retailers, app publishers and brand advertisers leverage indoor location data and searchable indoor maps to monetize and enhance the mobile user experience.

Anne Marie Stephen is VP of Business of Path Intelligence, a fast growing, venture-capital backed company that measure billions of shopper movements in hundreds of locations.

Alexandre Winter is the founder of Placemeter, a new company that offers a network of smart sensors that capture the activity in retail store and use it to bring customer experience to the next level.

Dan Hight is VP of Strategic Partnerships at xAd, a mobile-local ad network, offering targeted search and display advertising, coupled with mobile websites.


Asif Khan is the founder of the Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA), an international group dedicated to fostering research, education and collaborative innovation at the intersection of people, places and media.

8.00 - 9.00 pm - Reception continues

Drinks + networking

What are Geoweb Summits?

Geoweb Summits are business development-focused evening conferences in London, Toronto and New York at the intersection of geographic information systems, the internet of things and location-based services.

Who attends Geoweb Summits?

Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.

Canaan Partners
Accel Partners
Hot Potato
Luminary Labs
LTU technologies
Chart Venture Partners
Romer + Associates
Galigeo Inc
ff Venture Partners
K2 Labs
Total Immersion
Bessemer Venture Partners
Foxfire Investments
Founder Institute
Megamorphosis Design
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
Four Legged Features
Lorax Media
CBS Local
Chart Venture
Sense Networks
Affect Strategies
New York Times
American Express
IA Ventures
Luminary Labs
Magnet Media
The Knot
Metamorphic Ventures
Paliwoda Group
Starvest Partners
Deep Focus
Deutsche Telekom USA
SNR Denton
Primary Wave Media
PHD Media
Business Insider
Starcom Mediavest Group
Locality Media
iNovia Capital
Morgan Stanley
Square 1 Bank

Pricing and refund policy

We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the geoweb community. Ticket sales cover our costs. Geoweb Forum is a bootstrapped project.

There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.