Wearables were a hot trend at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona this week. No fewer than six devices made their debut, including fitness bands and full-on smartwatches. Without app support, however, these tools are little more than expensive jewelry.
As seen in the number of movement-tracking devices around people's wrists, fitness is big these days. It's also big business, with big companies making big investments in the space. One of those companies is Apple, whose HealthKit received a significant amount of attention at the Apple
Mozilla, the organization behind the popular Firefox web browser, yesterday formally unveiled Project Things, "an open framework for connecting your devices to the web."
Created with the goal of creating a decentralized IoT, Mozilla announced its intent to build such a framework last year.