Cool, but why is another IoT platform needed?
Well, there are several reasons. First of all, deploying an end-to-end IoT solution requires a complex set of hardware & software skills: electronics, wireless connectivity, embedded programming, back-end and front-end development. Furthermore, the IoT ecosystem involves different types of actors leading to a highly disparate environment: service providers, application developers, telecom operators, cloud providers, public authorities, device manufacturers, maker communities.
Thus, a new fully-open device at minimum cost is needed, which can be deployed with minimum prior know-how from the end-user, operate unattended in the field, and provide an easy-to-use management and visualization stack towards truly commoditizing IoT. Eventually, it’s mandatory to have an early, accurate and common way to measure, assess, analyse, predict, and eventually optimize the end-to-end IoT performance, addressing the complete hardware and software ecosystem stakeholders: from chipset manufacturers to application developers and end-users.