Death By 1,000 Subscriptions: Figuring Out The IoT Business Model Of The Future

A path diverges in a wood. ― Robert Frost The future involves a monthly bill. Microsoft is Office 365, the cloud service with the monthly or yearly fee. Adobe has completely phased out their buy-once use-forever model, favoring a $50-a-month service. Same-same with Quickbooks. TurboTax. Amazon Prime. Netflix. Spotify. Even smaller, more niche software have jumped on the [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00December 12th, 2016|Future, IoT|

Modularizing The Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things has many design considerations, and one very important tool that needs to be considered in all but the most disposable IoT devices is the idea of modularization. You might be of the age where you remember going to work on the ol' Buick with your dad. You handed him crescent wrenches [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00December 12th, 2016|Business, IoT|

The 5 Principles of IoT UX Design

I had a great conversation with Jenae Ramos, UX designer and co-organizer of Orlando's Downtown UX Meetup, talking about design and the Internet of Things. Jenae joked that designing for the screen involves many permutations of "fancy rectangles." While that is completely selling the complexity of UX design short, I get the point. After years of  designing [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00December 12th, 2016|IoT|

Internet of Things vs. Ubiquitous Computing vs. Pervasive Computing

What are the differences between ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, and the Internet of Things? These terms are full of subtleties, but my simplified is simply that the Internet of Things is ubiquitous or pervasive computing in a more limited scope. Ubiquitous and pervasive computing, which you can think of as pretty much the same thing, is the [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00December 5th, 2016|Future, IoT, Tech|

The Future Has Never Been More Promising and Unpredictable

When I think about the future, often in the realm of technology, I tend to look specifically at computers and even more narrowly the Internet of Things (which is kind of my thing). I read Ars Technica, Tom's Hardware, and Reddit, and I talk to other developers. Often I see the future through that narrow lens. [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00November 30th, 2016|Future, Tech|

Technology Is Nothing Without People This past Saturday I made the short trek to Disney Springs with my wife, father, and his girlfriend to get some dinner and catch the holiday light show. I had seen some footage provided by Intel so I knew it was going to be good. Turns out, I was right. To watch the sky [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00November 29th, 2016|Future, Tech|

Could Use A Confidence Boost? Teach Some Kids Confidence is a kind of high. You see the world a little brighter, your stride becomes a strut, and colors are saturated. It's also a high in the sense it's not the constant state of things. As a professional,we take our knowledge and experience for granted sometimes, and in doing so, confidence is always [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00November 23rd, 2016|IoT, Programming|

How IoT Will Revolutionize Healthcare In a recent panel we had at the Orlando IoT Meetup, we were discussing the future of the Internet of Things. Ashley Simmons, the Director of Innovation at the Florida Hospital, gave some insight to the future of healthcare when I asked each panel member what their field will look like in 50 years. [...]

By |2016-11-22T10:57:22+00:00November 22nd, 2016|IoT|

Is IoT A Fad? Is the Internet of Things a fad? If you want the "Too Long, Didn't Read" version: No. It's actually been here a while and the concept won't be going away any time soon, although it will undoubtedly change form as technology changes (and may even change it's name to something else if history is any indication). [...]

By |2016-11-21T21:11:58+00:00November 21st, 2016|IoT|

Internet of Things 101: How Does IoT Work? As the organizer of Orlando IoT, I don't get a lot of 101-level questions about the Internet of Things. Typically, the questions are like the one I was asked recently that went something like this: "How do I get two Arduinos to talk? Right now I'm using nrf24L01." For those out of the IoT loop, that [...]

By |2016-11-14T13:31:42+00:00November 14th, 2016|IoT|