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thethings.iO at September 2015

With the arrival of September, holidays end for most of us. And with its end, our team comes again with their batteries fully charged. Charged to accomplish new goals, attend more IoT congresses, events and conventions and work harder than ever to respond any of your requests, suggestions at thethings.iO.

So what’s this September bringing to us?

The first week of September thethings.iO will be in Berlin. First, our CEO will speak at the IoTCon in Berlin. Our CEO, Marc Pous, will speak at 2 sessions about CoAP and IoT platforms the 2nd of September.

Connected things at IFA Berlin

Connected things at IFA Berlin

The 4th of September, we will attend the IFA’s event in Berlin, which will gather lots of technological, M2M and IoT companies from around the world in just one place. Some of the most important of them are Intel, EPSON, Yamaha or SONY, among others.

The next event will take place in our city: Barcelona. It is the IoT Solutions World Congress that will last from 16th to 18th September. At this event, thethings.iO will have a booth where you will be able to see our technology and IoT prototypes working in real-time. This event will be more than a simple congress, so it offers networking opportunities with companies such Intel, Microsoft, Vodafone or IBM, among others, as well as some different Marketplace options. If you are in the city, do not hesitate to visit our stand in the IoT Solutions World Congress!

Introducing you to thethings.iO

We are an IoT cloud platform for companies that decide to build new cool things that can be connected to improve our lives. If you want to know more about us, you can create an account by clicking here, sign up to receive our monthly newsletter or follow us on Twitter! Stay tuned and be the first in knowing the latest news of the IoT world and thethings.iO.

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Internet of (Boxing) Things

How to connect boxing gloves to the Internet in real-time

Boxer thethings.iO

Probably you already have seen punching bags in fairs and theme parks with a counter where you and your friends were able to play and to know who was the strongest puncher, right? It was not a connected punching bag, but anyway we are not going to talk about this. We imagined a real boxing glove that enable boxers to record in real-time the force of the punchs! Keep reading!

Our boxing glove has been connected to the Internet through an Electric Imp and some force sensor inside the glove, actually on the front of it. These sensors determine the force, in real-time, that a person uses when boxing with the glove. The data is sent in real time from the glove to the Electric Imp via Wi-Fi. Then, the Imp’s Agent sends it straight to  thethings.iO. In next posts we will publish the code to let you replicate our experiment in your house.

Testing our boxing gloves in Dublin

Testing our boxing gloves in Dublin

The IoT boxing club real-time dashboard

The IoT boxing club real-time dashboard

Can you imagine yourself watching the boxing fight on TV and also knowing the force that has each boxer in real time? Well, it is possible with thethings.iO. Do you want to see it by yourself? Who is the real strongest IoT man or woman in the world? Soon, it will be easily known.

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thethings.iO at Betabeers Barcelona

On the 20th of April, Marc Pous, CEO of thething.iO, presented our startup at the  Betabeers meeting that took place at the Mobile World Center in Barcelona, Spain. Betabeers is a community of developers that organize monthly meetings to talk about technology and startups.

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Marc explained to about twenty developers and a number of investors what the thethings.iO consists of as well as the cost for our services. A shortened summary of what was said would consist of as follows.

At the thing.iO we help companies that make hardware connect them to the internet in a quick and easy manor. Since we know that making hardward is a hard and cumbersome project, we provide an IoT cloud solution which allows companies to store real-time data from their devices. It has been very exciting as we are beginning to see our company grow and be given some interesting projects.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and be sure to check out our #IoTFriday blog!

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Ready for the Mobile World Congress 2015? At thethings.iO we are! #MWC15

This week we are so excited to announce that thethings.iO will be attending Barcelona’s 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest annual gathering of its kind. Over the past few years we have seen a shift in the focus of the event towards IoT innovation, and as a result there has been a great influx in Internet of Things gadgets showcased, developers and startups attending the event, showcasing and debating the latest trends and topics in IoT technology. Here is a detailed schedule of our whereabouts for the week so you can find us amidst the mobile madness of MWC 2015.

Mobile World Congress Barcelona

Mobile World Congress Barcelona

Sunday

thethings.iO will kick off this weekend at the Mobile Sunday event that will be held at the Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm. Mobile Sunday is an opportunity for startups and developers to pitch their plans and products to potential investors and network with other attendees before the start of the conference. We will be there pitching and networking as ever.

Monday
thethings.iO will be at the IoT Stars competition which is an event our very own CEO Marc Pous has worked tirelessly to help organize. Narrowed down from some 50 applications a top-notch jury will have to decide in the final challenge for the glory of being named the top emerging IoT startup of MWC 2015.

Tuesday

Stop by the Wayra booth at 4YFN, to learn about Wayra and to catch up on all the most recent thethings.iO projects. 4YFN is a great chance for startups to meet with with one another as well as show off to investors so it is sure to be an exciting event!

Wednesday

In case you missed us during the rest of the week, come hear thethings.iO CEO Marc Pous at the WIP Developer Smackdown Wednesday afternoon at the Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona. He will be engaging in a lively debate with Oasys CTO Marc Mateu Mateus, and Superclock Technologist Emanuele Libralato, regarding the prototyping and development of hardware and wearables.

Following the Smackdown, you can follow Marc to Barcelona’s Wearable Wednesday event where he will join a panel discussing future possibilities of IoT integration into cities. The City of San Francisco and Wearable world have partnered to present an initiative they call the IOT For Cities Initiative, where they have begun to develop IoT solutions to the many problems faced by cities across the globe.

If you will be attending any of these events and wish to connect with Marc and thethings.iO mention us on twitter @thethingsIo or shoot us an email at hello@thethings.io. We can’t wait to see you there!

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thethings.iO Top Picks from CES 2015

Every January, techies from around the world flock to Vegas for CES, the Consumer Electronic Show, to show off their latest innovations and catch a glimpse of the newest technology. CES 2015 was the largest in the event’s history, with more than 3,600 exhibitors– many of which were startups flaunting the latest IoT gadgets.

CES 2015

CES 2015

As we can see from CES 2015, the world of technology is constantly growing, and here at thethings.iO we know that it is becoming increasingly difficult for developers to keep up. We offer back-end support for your cloud solution, a customizable front-end user interface, analytical tools, interoperability, and guaranteed protection of the customer’s data, so developers can focus on what they do best: building cool things. Take a look at some of our favorite CES 2015 IoT launches, and learn about some of the things we would LOVE to connect to the Internet!

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theThings.IO team is going to the Web Summit 2014

Web Summit 2014 is almost here and thethings.IO team will be in going to Dublin Ireland to present some of our companies awesome capabilities!

Web Summit 2014

Web Summit 2014

We plan on bringing a few surprises to the Web Summit such as our real-time platform demo, the backend website and also the notorious connected boxing glove.

 

We are looking for the strongest man/woman of the Internet of Things.

 Our infamous connected boxing glove will be in attendance in Dublin so come on by and give it your best shot. We will have categories for both men and women.

Make sure to visit our booth on Tuesday November 4th at HRD123 (Summit Machine) to take part in the challenge, and who knows maybe even you can win some of the super cool prizes we are bringing with us.

 

Our Calendar at Web Summit

On Monday we will visit Wayra Ireland, being a part of Wayra Barcelona has let us connect with a lot of interesting startups and we would like continue making new connections all over the world.

On Tuesday the contest for strongest IoT man/woman of the WebSummit 2014 and then at 3:45 p.m. Marc will take part in the panel session on “Legal issues of the Internet of Things, wearable technologies, eHealth”.

On Wednesday and Thursday we will be visiting the Summit Machine and look forward to meeting some awesome people who are speaking there.

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HackLeumi & thethings.iO

Shalom hackers and makers of the HackLeumi hackathon 2014. We are sad to say that we will not be able to attend the HackLeumi at Tel Aviv in Israel for this reason we will be writing this post instead of our usual #iotfriday.

In this post, we will guide you through the tools and APIs of thethings.iO. We want to help everyone succeed at the hackathon and win the prizes being offered this year. In our video below we will tell you how to register, how to connect things (or processes) and finally how to contact us in case you have any problems.

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At the Intel IoT Roadshow and StartupBootcamp

Within the next few days, our CEO and Internet of Things advocate, Marc Pous, will be in Munich, Germany to attend two very important events and will represent thethings.iO.

Intel Edison

Intel Edison

The first event is the Intel Internet of Things Roadshow, where Intel will be presenting their new Internet of Things platform, the Intel GalileoGeneration2 and the Intel Edison. Intel is investing a lot of effort into their new IoT platform. Marc will be at the Roadshow discussing his experience on the Internet of Things and then also as a judge for the IoT hackathon on Sunday. If you are in Munic, don’t miss out on such an important IoT event.

StartupBootcamp IoT Barcelona

StartupBootcamp IoT Barcelona

Monday, Marc will be mentoring the selected startups that make it out of Munich in Switzerland at the StartupBootcamp Munich Pitch Days. StartupBootcamp is opening a new Internet of Things accelerator in Barcelona where they will help 10 IoT startups get to the next step, where Marc will also be a mentor to young companies. If you want to apply click here.

If you want to learn more about thethings.iO and meet Marc Pous during the next days in Munich, ping him on @theThingsIO twitter.