>> BROADCOM INTRODUCES THE WICED DEV KIT AND SENSOR TAG
sensors, sensors everywhere!
Broadcom just entered the fray of sensor tags with its
platform - to compete with the likes of
Texas Instruments offering similar sensors (accelerometer,
gyroscope, e-compass, barometer, humidity and temperature) but have put a
lot of focus on making it easy for third party developers to extend and
build applications using its software development kit.
It will be available for $20 USD and there is already a free application
for users to download and use available on
iTunes (iOS) and one is also planned for android
(available in October).
What is most interesting is the third party SDK they will eventually offer to
developers, I would expect this to be a a series of template applications
targeting iOS and android to build custom use-cases interfacing with the
sensor tags providing contextual knowledge or improve user engagement
It also supports the iBeacon standard which has received a lot of interest