SmartThings makes bid for Internet of Things with updates to mobile app and developer tools. StrongLoop's LoopBack API gets upgraded for offline synchronization. Plus: New API for image tagging, and Blackberry looks to solve an IoT problem.
IoT announcements are routinely void of any discussion about developers or open APIs. It's as if the so-called IoT industry is destined to repeat the proprietary mistakes of its technology predecessors even when it's surrounded by current examples of the industry's commoditizing forces at work.
An interview with Mike Amundsen discussing his talk from APIStrat Amsterdam about how to deal with scalability issues related to the Internet of Things. Amundsen believes that the only way to achieve this is by looking at a different approach to programming altogether; a rules based approach.