The Internet of Inventory is all about remote monitoring use cases where sensors send telemetry over wireless networks to tell us current inventory so we can make intelligent decisions about what to stock.
Thrilled to participate at Mobile Future Forward in Seattle where we took a deep dive on Connected Intelligence: Man, Machine, and Platforms.
In the real world, you can't count on ubiquitous wireless coverage and therefore your device SDK must be able to cache sensor data locally and perform retries due to network failures to ensure you have a reliable system.
Machines and devices with compute, networking and storage are typically connected via a software development kit (SDK) that packages together all the sensor values and sends them over the network to a gateway or server.
Mobile employees working around the world are best served by globally distributed cloud services + replicated data with low network latency.
Send “Bring your own Device” BYOD employees to the Internet via a separate Wi-Fi network versus giving them direct access to internal servers. Many companies today have a guest network. This is a separate Wi-Fi network that visitors use to access the Internet when they come meet with employees. Some of these guest networks require... Continue Reading →
During this video, Andy and I cover local communication with Windows Phone 8. After a Bluetooth overview, we show you how to use Bluetooth from an application, Near Field Communications (NFC), bump-to-connect, as well as the proximity API functionality. Be sure to check out previous Windows Phone 8 Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy: Introducing Windows Phone... Continue Reading →
During this video, Andy and I show developers how to leverage patterns for the asynchronous use of networking APIs in Windows Phone 8. Topics include WebClient, HttpWebRequest, Listener Sockets, Web Services, OData V3, Data Compression support, Simulation Dashboard, Data Sense and apps. Storing data in Skydrive, encryption and authentication are also covered. Accessing services running on localhost from... Continue Reading →
By now, you’ve heard me talk a lot about the role wireless data networks play when it comes to the success of your mobile application. They are unreliable, intermittent, highly latent and often slower than they should be due to overtaxed cellular towers and congested backhaul networks. Hopefully, you’ve built an app that tackles those... Continue Reading →