Progress Software is one of the global sponsors for MassTLC, the Mass Technology Council, and is an active participant in their activities. Recently, MassTLC has increased its activity around IOT (they started with an informal planning and networking event in January) and their first conference was last week.
I could not attend, but Colleen Smith represented Progress in the event and participated in the panel on the role of Software in IOT. Colleen also did a quick overview of Progress products and used the opportunity to introduce Scott Grey from Small Emperor and the latest iteration of their crowd-sourced people searching app, BloodHound.
This version of Bloodhound still uses Apple iBeacon hardware (specifically Gimbal Series 10) communicating with a native app on the iOS.
As before, the mobile app talks with a Tomcat server, but now the device and people information is stored and accessed through a Rollbase instance. Scott indicates Bloodhound will soon be available at the Apple App Store – I’ll keep you posted.
This summer we are going to be put together some samples demonstrating these types of architectures, though we are going to use Node.js as an intermediate layer to process, aggregate and distribute the events. More as it happens.
More photos of the event the Flickr album.