We are excited to be sponsoring DDD North this year, myself and Gill will be demonstrating Tinamous with an internet connected* Fez Spider Gadgeteer, some x-mas tree lights, RFID cards, temperature and humidity sensors and the press of button.
We’ll are donating two Fez Spider starter kits which are being given away to DDD North attendees as part of the swag (although you may have to attend the Gadgeteer/Netduino talks and submit feedback to the speakers to be in the running for them).
We are also putting some beer tokens behind the bar for the geek dinner, hope you can make it along to enjoy a beer with us at the end of what should be a really interesting day!
If you want to find out more about Tinamous, chat about all things IoT, or pick up some funky Tinamous/IoT stickers come along to our booth at DDD North – you can’t miss us we’ll be the ones with the big purple Tinamous monster on our T-Shirts!
* – Here’s hoping I’ve not cursed our demo, WiFi internet at conferences tends to be a bit touchy at the best of times!
The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding at a massive pace, more and more devices are getting internet enabled and they all need a home.
Sites like Twitter have proved how powerful communication is even with only 140 characters, however you probably wont want your fridge, freezer and weather station all sending reports to Twitter and them getting merged into the mass of tweets flowing past you eyes and out there for everyone to see.
Internet based devices tend to report data, such as the temperature of your fridge, if the power has failed, the current light level and sites like Twitter don’t support measurements, other sites that do support measurements lack microblogging status messages and a Twitter style interface, so Tinamous is designed to bring these worlds together, a Twitter-like interface supporting measurements and alerts as well as status posts.
With Tinamous we bring the world of simple short communications together with devices measurements and alerting to provide a private dashboard of all your devices, at a quick glance you can see a history of status posts and measurements.
It’s got an Arduino, Netduino, Gadgeteer and generally micro friendly Api. We know that these devices have seriously limited capabilities. Trying to set-up OAuth, or HTTPS on them can be very difficult, if not impossible so our api is designed with them in mind.
Which is really just to say, hello and welcome to Tinamous and the Tinamous blog!