Article by Frank Donald at Gadgetronicx
IOT comprises of two components Hardware and Software where these components supports each other to build a highly adaptive IOT devices. Better the Hardware and Software platforms used better the user experience will be. Previously i have published an article based on 10 best IOT hardware platforms In Sequel to that we are going to see the list of 10 best IOT software platforms in this article.
This list was written after taking inputs from expert opinions using polls, forum discussions and other mediums. So this list reflects the choice of many Designers and programmer who had their hands into IOT real-time. Hope this list will guide you to choose the right platform for your IOT applications. Note that this article is not in any order, below listed are some of the best IOT software platforms you can use.
Brillo is an Embedded OS specially made for IOT applications with core services, developer kit and developer console . This gives user an edge to develop their prototypes and make them into production with ease. Brillo is supported across ARM, Intel X86 and MIPS based architecture. With Weave, a special communication standard Google promises user to experience a rich experience in connecting devices and fetching the data.
Evrything is an interesting prospect among IOT platforms. It offers unique digital identity, APIs, secured access and keeping devices online all the time. Striking features including Organizing devices with tags, Short URL for every object, Data exchange with CRM’s and ERP’s, Digital Identifiers and web control of devices connected. This in a nutshell can be defined as an end to end platform that provides everything you need to make your product smart and reliable.
Microsoft Azure offers cloud-based solutions for IOT. This enable users to capture and analyze data fetched from the devices connected. Azure suite helps user to automate working of their device by making use of data fetched from your business. Pre-configured solutions and organized dashboard makes this a good choice for industries and business owners.
OpenHab is a vendor-neutral software that can be used for integrating and automating devices. OpenHab provides APIs for integration into other systems and hence easily extensible with new systems and devices. It has been tested and run on platforms such as Raspberry Pi, Beagle Bone black, UDOO and Cubietruck. Rules of this software is written in Java like language.
ThingWorx provides rapid connectivity for machines and also provides end to end application for control and data extraction. ThingWorx enables users to build mobile interfaces with nil coding knowledge thus making it to be used by anyone. Real Time dashboards, collaborative workspaces, event-driven execution engine, 3 dimensional storage are other highlighting features of this IOT platform.
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