Jason Hope Comments on Column Published in Forbes Stating Predictions that Facebook Will Emerge as Largest IoT Company

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With the purchase of Parse, Forbes column predicts that Facebook will emerge as the largest Internet of Things company. Jason Hope agrees with this assessment and comments on the article.

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So, Facebook is quickly growing into a major player, if not the biggest player, in the growth of the Internet of Things

Facebook is easily the giant of the social media world, and recent developments cause experts from Forbes to claim that it may be the biggest player in the Internet of Things world as well. In a recent article, Forbes contributor points to the 2013 purchase of Parse as Facebook's move to dominate the Internet of Things. Jason Hope, futurist and tech guru from Arizona, believes Forbes may have the right thoughts about this development.

In the April 14 article entitled "Why Facebook Might Emerge as the Biggest Internet of Things Company," Forbes writer Janakiram MSV indicates that Parse, when it was launched, was a mobile app development revolution. By giving developers the ability to build effective apps without server and storage infrastructure, Parse has attracted many startups. By adding Parse to its mobile development strategy, Facebook was able to bridge the gap between its platform and developers.

"Parse makes it so simple to make Internet of Things applications," says Jason Hope, "that companies are automatically turning to it to make their applications. It's a very compelling IoT platform, and people are using it as a result. So, Facebook is quickly growing into a major player, if not the biggest player, in the growth of the Internet of Things."

What does Parse offer that other platforms do not? According to the article, it was one of the first players to ship native SDKs. It also lets developers use Cloud Code, and it allows developers to write JavaScript code to do background jobs well. Finally, WebHooks allows developers to write server-side logic in the language of their choice, instead of a language dictated by the platform.

Parse is a powerful platform that is engaging company after company who is looking to increase their presence on the Internet of Things. "Only time will tell if this move from Facebook will have the powerful effect the platform hopes for," says Jason Hope, "but I believe it is a strategic move. If we look at the way Facebook took over social media, it's clear that it may easily take over the Internet of Things as well."

About Jason Hope

Jason Hope resides in Arizona, where he monitors the development of the Internet of Things. The tech guru believes that the Internet of Things is here to stay, and is promoting research into making it safer and more secure. Learn more about his work and research at http://www.jasonhope.com.

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