Here at Xively, the development, ops, support and business teams are constantly working to expand on our product as employees, which we love to do, however we are also curious nerds at heart! Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds.
We’ve got biomedical engineers, audio technicians, quad-copter builders, early employees of the W3C, literature majors, ex-fill-in-the-giant-company-name-here, entrepreneurs and developers from backgrounds of every kind all working on the core Xively service, and it’s great to see the positive effect that kind of diversity has on our service.
However, the common thread we share as people is that we love to play with all things related to, on and around the IoT. Combine that with the brilliant partners, customers and community members we interact with on any given day and we end up with our imaginations running 24/7/365 around all sorts of ideas.
Sometimes, these ideas manifest themselves as features in the service ex: MQTT Link) or the Developer Center (Jumpstart Kit) as supported products. However other ideas are things we’ve been developing internally, not as a product, but as a starting point to help advance our users and customer’s innovation. Many of these items come from our hack days, where we step back and tackle something interesting with no preconceptions. An example of one such item is our stoplight in the London development office that is wired into our build system.
So we’ve decided to launch Xively Labs as a place where we can collect the results of a variety of minds at work. Sometimes we’ll release code snippets, a recipe on hacking a device to connect to Xively, a UX observation on headless devices, thoughts on the new wireless protocol on the block, or anything that can be helpful in advancing innovation on the IoT. Think of Xively Labs as the purveyor of observations and helpful (yet unsupported) tools to make your development life more interesting!
What are you working on? What keeps your mind engaged? Tell us at @XivelyIOT.
The Xively Team