And so we are a so called data brokerage platform for the Internet of Things like a handful of others. What such platforms basically do is:
- Get a value posted by your Device (or another data source)
- Store it
- Visualize it in some way
- Push it somewhere else
- Allow it to be retrieved
Well, doing this is obviously mandatory and useful. But is it enough ?
For us, this looks as if you had a money box. You put your coins in. Then, one day, you open it and all there is are the coins you have put inside. Nothing else was created during the process. It is just a dumb repository of raw data.
When you try to do really useful things out of your data, you realize that acting on the basis of single values is a little bit short. A single value doesn’t show you the big picture, trends, how it compares to other values over time or other data sources.
This is why we are working hard on Apps. Apps process the data you post on Open.Sen.se and create new data, more useful data than the raw bits sent by a sensor. So you not only get the data you brought to the table but you also get much more.
Through a serie of posts on this blog we will be showing how generating data based on your raw data helps you build really cool, useful, long lasting and meaningful uses.
So stay tuned.