At Qualcomm’s Uplinq 3 weeks ago, there was an awesome vision talk from Rob Chandhok on AllJoyn, QCOM’s vision for IoT (or IoE as they say). You can see it here.
It was interesting to compare that to the talk by Dave Locke of IBM at the ARM MBED event the following week. This was ARM’s big announcement of MBED branching out to the Cloud and the launch of MBED OS.
The IBM story was hub-and-spoke. Everything goes back to the Cloud. Well, of course. We make servers, software and services…
The Qualcomm story was of a meshy spontaneous web of devices around you that doesn’t necessarily go back to the Cloud, instead often sorting tasks out itself through a combination of smart devices. We make Apps processors!
I like to think of a combination of the two. Spontaneous mesh around you with gateways to the Cloud.
Having used both MBED and AllJoyn, I note that MBED is much easier to use. AllJoyn is an awesome, big, exciting vision. But for me it still fails the printf