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Mozilla & IoT: Web of Things

Mozilla is entering the Internet of Things bandwagon!
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Mozilla has confirmed that it will begin focusing on the Internet of Things, while also mentioning plans to shut down Firefox OS. Quoting Ari Jaaksi of Mozilla, the revolution has already started.

 To that end, the company is already working on and prototyping the best ways of tying together “connected devices” — that aren’t smartphones — with something altogether new. Well, it’ll be partially new; Mozilla has already said that it’ll borrow inspiration from Firefox OS. Still, it’ll likely be some time before we hear Mozilla’s full plan regarding the Internet of Things, but yet again it’ll have to contend with competition from major players like Apple, Google, and Samsung.

You too can be a part of the Connected Devices project by going through their wiki page. This presentation on Designing and planning your own project might also be of some help!

Some interesting links:

  • Chirimen – Firefox OS microcontroller board
  • FlyWeb – Framework for direct device connections
  • Web of Things Maker – An online editor helps developers build cross-platform WoT applications faster and easier.
  • WoT.JS – A library provides Web Components to control devices.
  • Browser Johnny Five – A set of libraries to bring Johnny Five to the Web for controlling Arduino Boards.
  • FxOS Beacon Demos – Firefox OS Add-ons and Apps to demonstrate beacon usage.
  • BLE Tools – Tools to help BLE development.

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