July 7, 2017

Tracking cargo shipments with Mendix, Watson and Blockchain

There is no shortage of potentially ground-breaking IoT ideas out there, but there aren't many IoT use cases to pull inspiration from for developers. To demonstrate the possibilities of what companies can build, the Mendix Evangelist team built an IoT application using IBM Watson IoT and IBM Blockchain in just 10 days without writing a single line of code. Here's how it was done.

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February 21, 2017

Update: Watson IoT Platform Changes to Client State

There's a change coming in the Watson IoT Platform that affects devices, gateways and applications if they're disconnected for an extended period of time.

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October 28, 2016

IoT Device Events to Streaming Analytics in 15 Minutes with Bluemix

From this week's World of Watson conference, see how easy is it to analyze data and events from devices using Apache Edgent, IBM Watson IoT Platform and IBM's Streaming Analytic Service, all running on Bluemix.

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October 12, 2015

Getting started with Streaming Analytics and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) service and the Streaming Analytics service in Bluemix have two things in common: Both were created for real-time, and both are extremely scalable.  So it's a natural fit to use the two services together in an Bluemix application, with the IoT service serving as an aggregator of device information, and the Streaming Analytics service performing real-time analytics on streams of device data.  This article describes how to exchange messages between the two services over the MQTT protocol.

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June 12, 2015

Get started with your Internet of Things project!

IBM Internet of Things Foundation is a fully managed, cloud-hosted service that makes it simple to derive value from Internet of Things (IoT) devices. We start with your device, be it a sensor, a gateway or something else. Using our recipes you can get it connected and begin sending data securely up to the cloud using the open, lightweight MQTT messaging protocol. To make your learning experience easier, we've collected a must-read list of resources! As our services change, I’ll update this post, so please bookmark it and return from time-to-time to see what’s new!

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March 4, 2015

Steering a Driving Android Phone over the Web via Speech Recognition in IBM Bluemix

My colleagues Bryan Boyd and Mark VanderWiele have created a nice demo where you can drive smartphones using Sphero balls. I've modified the sample slightly so that it also works for Android phones. Watch the video to see how to steer a driving smartphone via IBM Bluemix, the Internet of Things and cognitive services from IBM Watson.

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January 19, 2015

Microservices in Bluemix

Monolith apps are no more. The age of the monolith is over. Microservices are the way of the future. This post discusses what a microservice is and the difference between a monolith application. Additionally, factors that make up a microservice are discussed. At the end we build an app in Bluemix that uses microservices.

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January 13, 2015

Create an Internet of Things (IoT) recipe in Bluemix for your device

All sorts of devices can participate in the Internet of Things by connecting to the IBM IoT Foundation.  There are several ready-made recipes for various sensors and devices which allow users to quickly connect and begin using the Bluemix IoT Foundation service. Currently the IoT Foundation recipe website is managed by IBM, but in the near future, it will become a dynamic community-driven site where IBM, partners and third parties can contribute recipes and feedback. Until the dynamic site is available, IBM will work with you to get recipes hosted. If you are interested in contributing a recipe, please reply to this blog entry and we'll go from there!

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