At ARM we believe that the vast majority of growth in Embedded, Internet connected devices will increasingly come from startups. A Gartner report recently highlighted that “By 2018, 50% of IoT solutions will be from startups less than 3 years old.” This is why we’re excited to be part of the IP Smart Object Alliance, where today we announced the top 10 semi-finalists in the 2014 IPSO Challenge [IPSO Alliance announces semi-finalists in IoT Competition | IPSO Alliance]. The winners of the challenge will be announced at Sensors Expo this June, with almost $20k in prize money and important exposure for their new product ideas. This just shows how important the kind of permission-less innovation enabled by open software ecosystems like mbed.org are to IoT.
The IPSO Alliance has recently announced some very valuable activities for the IoT industry, including the definition of efficient data objects for use on the Web over CoAP and HTTP in the Smart Object Committee and the alignment of IoT architecture across the industry in the Reference Architecture Council. We encourage the industry to get active in and support these kinds of initiatives as after all real growth in IoT will come from both standards and permission-less innovation.
Stay tuned on the ARM Connected Community for our series of upcoming tutorials on CoAP, 6LoWPAN, Device Management and IPSO Objects.