PubNub and Electric Imp Streamline Delivery of Internet of Things (IoT) Apps

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Companies Announce Results of First Joint Hackathon

PubNub, the leading Data Stream Network, and Electric Imp, an innovative and powerful platform that makes it simple to connect devices to the Internet, are working together to enable developers to quickly and reliably deploy IoT solutions. Developers of IoT apps are now able to easily extend their Electric Imp-enabled devices leveraging PubNub’s bi-directional communications with a broad array of apps and mobile devices. The speed of development using this integrated solution was further highlighted at the companies’ recent hackathon in San Francisco.

PubNub helps IoT connectivity platforms such as Electric Imp to quickly and easily extend interoperability with web, desktop, server and mobile platforms. With over 60 SDKs, PubNub provides bi-directional communications between Electric Imp-empowered devices and applications regardless of programming language, protocol or environment.

The Electric Imp platform is a complete solution to easily connect any device to the Internet. The platform features fully integrated hardware, software, OS, APIs and cloud service, providing devices with intelligence, scalability and flexibility.

“IoT developers have enough to worry about in developing the next generation of connected device applications,” said Todd Greene, CEO and founder of PubNub. “With PubNub and Electric Imp, these developers now have the hardware, software and secure and scalable network to easily launch their IoT products and services, speeding innovation while also providing a reliable user experience.”

"Electric Imp's platform is designed to enable developers to quickly and easily design, build and ship production Internet-connected hardware," said Hugo Fiennes, CEO and Co-founder of Electric Imp. "PubNub's messaging platform provides an elegant extension to Electric Imp, allowing manufacturers to tightly integrate real-time messaging services with their applications.”

The PubNub SDK for Electric Imp allows developers to tap into PubNub’s powerful Data Stream Network and advanced real-time services with just a few lines of code. Such features include security, fine-grain access control, presence detection, multiplexing, storage/playback and multi-device data sync.

At the PubNub-Electric Imp joint IoT hackathon held in September, more than 40 developers leveraged the seamlessly integrated PubNub and Electric Imp solutions to deliver 10 IoT apps in 10 hours.

The winning application, Missio, measured the majority opinions of individuals on the ambience of a shared space – such as a restaurant or night club – by soliciting feedback in realtime and communicating the responses. The Electric Imp platform was used to take accelerator readings on each device and perform aggregation and analytics on the data. PubNub served as the bi-directional communication layer from each of the individual Missio cubes to the central server, and then back to the cubes, informing them of the current consensus of opinion.

For more information about how to setup basic publish and subscribe functionality for PubNub on the Electric Imp platform, please visit https://community.electricimp.com/blog/pubnub-library/.

About PubNub
The PubNub Data Stream Network provides the cloud infrastructure and key building blocks for realtime apps that scale globally to any device. PubNub enables realtime experiences such as group chat, live dashboards and streams, presence, collaboration, second-screen synchronization, Internet of Things/machine-to-machine signaling, and more. PubNub’s simple API delivers scalable, reliable realtime interactivity across mobile, browser, desktop and server, and supports over 60 environments including iOS, Android, Ruby and JavaScript. With traffic distributed across 15 datacenters worldwide, PubNub currently powers thousands of realtime apps and streams over three million messages per second to over 150 million devices each month, all while adhering to 99.999% SLAs. Stop by PubNub’s headquarters during office hours at 725 Folsom (on the south side of Moscone) in San Francisco, or visit PubNub online at http://www.pubnub.com, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo and Facebook.

About Electric Imp
Electric Imp provides an innovative and powerful platform that makes it simple to connect devices to the Internet. Our proven WiFi-enabled solution - featuring fully integrated hardware, software, OS, APIs and cloud services - dramatically decreases cost and time to market. The Electric Imp platform is reliable and secure, empowering businesses and developers to deploy, manage and quickly scale their connected products and services to millions of users.

Electric Imp, founded in 2011, is located in Los Altos, California and Cambridge, England. The company is funded by Foxconn Technology Group, PTI Ventures, Rampart Capital and Redpoint Ventures.

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