The Internet of Things, With Context

Last week we took a look at how enabling connecting devices to work together better will push the Internet of Things forward. Today we'll look at those examples and take them one step further by adding Identities to the mix.To review, here is what is possible when connected devices can communicate versus what we are limited to for connected experiences when they cannot:

The Progression of the Internet of Things

A common API and management platform like Robin would make this all possible. On top of this, we also need to add context to these experiences to make them more useful. Robin will also have an Identities component where users can manage privacy preferences depending on locations. They will also have a way to establish default privacy settings that new connected spaces can use. It's a win win; technologists get the user data they need to create great connected experiences, and consumers get control over what they want to share and more contextual and relevant experiences because of that. We'll chat more about the concept of Identities over the next few weeks.

Now, back to the examples. Here is what will be possible when connected devices can ask better questions about their environments by knowing the right user data based on context:

The Progression of the Internet of Things

When we have the ability for connected devices to communicate with one another and know who they are creating connected experiences, the Internet of Things will advance beyond the novelty stage to technology that offers clear and accessible benefits for end users. Our goal with Robin is to make that all happen.

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