Particle Unveils Simplified IoT App Builder

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IoT platform Particle today showcased its IoT Rules Engine, a new drag-and-drop editor built on IBM’s widely adopted open-source tool, Node-RED.

IoT platform Particle today showcased its IoT Rules Engine, a new drag-and-drop editor built on IBM’s widely adopted open-source tool, Node-RED.

It also announced the shipping of over 35,000 Particle Mesh IoT developer kits, and revealed new mesh-enabled enterprise scale hardware SOMs (systems on a module).

These developments, announced at Spectra, the company’s annual customer conference, will help customers build connected products and bring solutions to market faster, the company said.

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“We’re excited to roll out these new products that not only make bringing IoT products to market achievable, but are also open source and built on open standards – moving the entire industry forward,” said Particle’s founder and CEO Zach Supalla.

Particle also announced the launch of Particle Workbench, its professional desktop developer environment powered by Microsoft Visual Studio Code, a streamlined code editor for developers.

An announcement issued by the company summarized the following developments:

  • Particle IoT Rules Engine: A beta version of the Particle IoT Rules Engine, a powerful drag-and-drop application-builder built on IBM’s Node-RED open-source platform, that makes it easier for IoT product developers to create app logic.
  • Particle Mesh ships to 5,800-plus customers: More than 35,000 pre-ordered units of Particle Mesh – next-generation hardware development kits that unlock developer access to mesh networking technology – will ship this month.
  • Particle Mesh SOMs: The enterprise-grade, production-scale versions of Particle Mesh – enabling product builders to iterate and transition to scale much faster and easier – are being developed for release in 2019.
  • Professional Desktop Developer Tool: Powered by Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Particle Workbench is an all-in-one, robust desktop experience to build and debug professional-grade apps optimized for Particle developers.

Learn more and apply to the beta at [www.particle.io/iot-rules-engine].

Bernice Landry

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Bernice is an international award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She has been a foreign correspondent for The Economist Group in Eastern Europe, an editor in New York's financial district, and a contributor to the Toronto Star, the CBC and others. Her two-hour documentary series, "The Dark End of the Spectrum" won a New York Festivals World Medal Award.

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