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Growing the internet of things with the Intel IoT Dev Kit

There will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. The prediction from Intel was reinforced by Brian Krzanich during his CES 2015 keynote when he looked ahead to a future in which demand for smart, wearable technology really explodes. This massively connected world is an exciting prospect for consumers but also an open invitation to developers to take on the challenge of building the next generation of apps for the Internet of Things.

To help developers get ahead with their app creations, Intel launched the Intel® IoT Developer Kit, a full suite of hardware and software resources tailored to the demands of IoT app building. You can find it on the Intel Developer Zone, alongside a host of other tools and useful content for app makers. Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find in the Intel IoT Developer Kit.

Hardware components: including the Intel® Galileo and Intel® Edison boards, shields, sensors, and actuators.

Software image: For Galileo, there’s the Yocto 1.6 based embedded Linux boot image that includes Linux tools, drivers, useful API libraries and daemons such as LighttPD and Node.js. For Edison, the dev kit libraries are already included in the OS that comes with the board. Visit the getting started guide and be sure to check regularly for new package updates.

IDE support: for Eclipse, Intel® XDK IoT Edition, Arduino and Wyliodrin, so you can code in your language of choice.

Cloud services: for data management and analytics as your apps’ data needs grow over time.

Additional tools and solutions: for optimisation and performance. The Intel® System Studio for IoT is an integrated software development suite that helps developers build, test and optimise more quickly thanks to the hardware and software insights it provides. Wind River VxWorks® for Makers is a professional operating environment for embedded devices. Use this if you’re looking to commercialise the app you’re building with your Galileo board.

• This blog post is written by Softtalkblog, and is sponsored by the Intel Developer Zone, which helps you to develop, market and sell software and apps for prominent platforms and emerging technologies powered by Intel Architecture.

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