Sydney Internet of Things (IoT) startup Thinxtra has launched a Partnership Program for Smart Councils, looking to offer 50 local councils around Australia the chance to be connected to the IoT and bring related solutions to their communities.
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San Francisco startup Particle develops those very products using sensors and actuators to that connect any device to the internet. The startup makes tools and web developer kits enabling people to build their own physical prototypes and connect their own hardware to the internet.
Internet-of-Things startup Pooled Energy is looking to change that with its new technology that constantly measures and records data and allows users to manage their pools on their smartphones.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been buzzing around the tech world for years now, but it’s yet to make its way into the public consciousness. In fact, according to a survey of 4000 consumers conducted by Affinnova last year, 87 percent of the general public had never even heard of the term ‘Internet of Things’. But all that means is that startups are working harder to create the thing that gets everyone talking.
Niche features, affordability, and ecosystem agnosticism are key to this IoT company’s growth strategy
Although changes can have an impact on businesses dependent on APIs, a newly incorporated consumer hardware company, the IoT Group, believes the way forward is to create products that are ‘ecosystem agnostic’.
Yesterday afternoon the company announced it has closed a further follow on round, with Australia’s Blackbird Ventures joining the LIFX family.
In 2012, Zach Kitschke (now head of comms at Canva) penned a great article on the From Little Things blog called THE HARDWARE RENAISSANCE: IS IT HITTING AUSSIE SHORES? – in the past two years, I would say it’s safe to say that statement was pretty true and that we have some brilliant entrepreneurs in this country conceptualising and building some of the most amazing hardware products the world has ever seen.