Parse Releases Four Internet of Things Software-Development Kits

Facebook-owned cloud application platform Parse announced the release of Internet of Things SDKs for Atmel, Broadcom, Intel and Texas Instruments.

Facebook-owned cloud application platform Parse announced the release of Internet of Things software-development kits for connected devices from Atmel, Broadcom, Intel and Texas Instruments.

Facebook software engineer Damian Kowalewski said in a post on the Parse blog that app developers will be able to build apps and connect them to the Parse cloud with just a few lines of code, working with the following hardware:

  • Atmel SAM D21 + WINC1500
  • Broadcom WICED
  • Intel Edison
  • TI CC3200

The new SDKs and documentation are available here.

Parse kicked off its Parse for IoT initiative at F8 in March with an SDK for the Arduino Yún microcontroller board

Kowalewski wrote in the blog post:

We’ve been excited to see the creative and innovative things our developer community has built since we first launched Parse for IoT at F8. Already, hundreds of apps for connected devices have been created with the new SDKs. Our tools have been used to build exciting and diverse products like a farm-to-table growing system that lets farmers remotely control their equipment with an app (Freight Farms); a smart wireless HiFi system that syncs music, lighting and more (Musaic); and even a smart BBQ smoker that can sense when meat is perfectly done (Trignis). Here at Parse, we had fun building a connected car and a one-click order button. And we’ve heard that our SDKs are even being used as teaching tools in several college courses.

We can’t wait to see what’s next. That’s why we we’ve worked with Atmel, Broadcom, Intel and TI to create dedicated SDKs for their hardware, so even more developers can build connected devices with Parse. From a garage hacker’s weekend project to a production-ready connected product, manufactured at scale—Parse can power them all.

Developers: What are your early thoughts on the new Parse IoT SDKs?

AtmelBroadcomIntelTexasInstruments David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.