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When the Tool Just Fits – A View From the AT&T Hackathon

January 9, 2014
By Sara Jarjoura It’s 2014 and the tech scene is a-buzz with the outcome of the AT&T Hackathon at their Developer Summit in Las Vegas, just prior to CES.  Partners present at the Hackathon - ARM, Qualcomm, Intel, Netgear, SparkFun, MultiTech, Plantronics - all brought great hackable ...

Chip, Module, or Device?

December 18, 2013
By Allen Smith Connecting a real-world device to the internet using the cell phone network is all the rage these days, so why is still so hard and confusing?  Does it seem like people are being evasive when you ask how much it will cost and they start asking a bunch of questions?  I can...

Sending An AMMP Message With Only A Web Browser

November 15, 2013
You don't need hardware to try out the Axeda platform.  The Axeda platform communicates using AMMP - Adaptive Machine Message Protocol.  AMMP uses JSON encoded objects sent to the Axeda platform in an HTTP POST.  Any device that is capable of making an HTTP POST (such as a web...

Getting Started With Connecting Microcontrollers to the Axeda Machine Cloud

November 1, 2013
Using the Axeda platform lets you focus on building your unique application and not waste time duplicating the "plumbing" that is the same across all applications.

Axeda Goes Microcontroller

October 28, 2013
In the rapidly expanding M2M and Internet of Things markets, microcontrollers are quickly becoming the key component in connected devices.

5 Surprising Ways You Can Win Big at the Axeda M2M Hackathon 2013

April 23, 2013
You may have already heard of the Axeda M2M Hackathon going around the clock from noon to noon May 5th through 6th. But do you already know what you as the hard-working hacker will get out of this?

5 Cool Devices Begging to Be Connected with Axeda

December 10, 2012
One of the greatest features of the Axeda M2M Cloud Service has to be the unending list of devices that you get to play with. These devices are begging to be connected with Axeda.

Hackathon at Connexion 2012

June 11, 2012
Run down of the Hackathon and links to developer resources from Connexion 2012 in Cambridge, MA.

Five Ways the iSample Could Be Truly Smart Vending

December 28, 2011
The BBC featured a story on the iSample, a vending machine that studies the demographics of its users. Here are five ways Axeda's Smart Vending could take Intel and Kraft's kiosk to the next level.

Dear Google X, M2M Isn’t Magic

November 29, 2011
The New York Times article titled “Google’s Lab of Wildest Dreams” suggests that smart machines belong in a sci-fi fantasy-scape. The fact is that ubiquitous connectivity has made devices from our everyday life a departure point for innovation.

Understanding M2M Devices

November 14, 2011
I spend a lot of time talking to folks in the M2M ecosystem: network carriers, device manufacturers, systems integrators, and customers. I've come to realize that many of the terms used in M2M are fuzzy, and this fuzziness can lead to some confusing conversations. Worse than confusion, the...

Apple iCloud and the Internet of iThings

October 31, 2011
Apple is a great company with great products, and the stuff they do right is well known and documented by hordes of fanboys and fangirls. I must say they have made some missteps lately though, and both of them are in areas squarely in our wheelhouse.

Connected Products in a Crisis

September 27, 2011
In a world of natural disasters and social crises, connected products are a lifeline.

Causes that Inspire Creative Development

September 23, 2011
In just a week, I developed the CareFusion Run for the Cure track-and-trace application.

Geofences: A Simple Solution with Limitless Benefits

September 14, 2011
Tracking a mobile fleet is one thing, but kayaks and bikes? You bet!

iPads, Connected Products, and the Next Generation of Mobile Apps & Workers

September 4, 2011
iPads are now in 600+ High Schools as the "new textbook" - let's make them the foundation for mobile app development.

Why I know M2M is the future..

August 25, 2011
While I was on vacation at the beach, I was amazed at what I saw. People (majority it seemed) were no longer reading books and newspapers, but had iPads and other tablets, kids were speaking on their cell phones and when the life guard was called to duty, to save a older man's life, he used a WIFI...

A Day of Glass is a Window into Our Day

August 18, 2011
Corning's vision of the near future features dynamic glass displays and information that travels with us wherever we go. Axeda Platform makes connected products out of these displays, bringing the future that much closer.

Why do Walsh-Vision and Axeda work for me?

August 16, 2011
Walsh-Vision and Axeda are looking out for you, making solutions that will keep you and your family safe.

JSONPath - Building Web Apps Just Got Easier

August 12, 2011
What if on top of having results in JSON, we had a simple way to select which sections of data we wanted out of those results, and even filter it using a single line of code? Enter JSONPath.