Everyone is talking about smart objects these days and how they are going to impact everyday life. Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) is very much a reality with smart thermostats, connected cars, and smart home hubs like Amazon Echo (that uses multiple languages like Node.js, Java, and Python).
This is my English translation of the article originally published in Geek Times.
A couple of years ago I purchased esp8266, a cheap Wi-Fi chip with full TCP/IP stack and micro controller capability manufactured by Espressif. My idea was to build something useful for my home using this controller.
No surprise, agriculture is preeminently one of the main development accelerators of the Internet of Things (IoT). Up-to-date technologies are indispensable for foodstuff manufacturers in supporting the rapidly growing population of our planet.
When it comes to smart appliances, the user experience (UX) will be different from mobile devices. For connected appliances, the Internet of Things (IoT) should enable connected lives that don’t have to depend on multiple touch screens.
The IoT concepts imply a creation of network of various devices interacting with each other and with their environment. Interoperability and connectivity wouldn’t be possible without hardware platforms that help developers solve issues such as building autonomous interactive objects or completing common infrastructure related tasks.
With the IoT industry getting much attention in recent times, the mode of connection of IoT devices has advanced from cellular and Wi-Fi to more complex wireless communication modules such as Wi-Max, NFC, ZigBee, etc. IoT gateways serve the important purpose of connecting such devices to the Internet irrespective of the radio/wired technology used by them.