Internet of Things

All you need to know about building and managing IoT and embedded devices using Ubuntu.

Learn more about Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Ubuntu ranked as 2nd most used IoT OS by Eclipse Foundation survey

By Sarah Dickinson on 17 May 2017

Last week we posted a blog on programming languages following the Eclipse Foundation 2017 IoT survey results. This week we look at the findings from a business perspective which highlight a number of IoT trends emerging from the wide…

Internet of Things
Internet of Things

Why language choices can be irrelevant when choosing the right IoT OS

By Sarah Dickinson on 10 May 2017

This is the first in a series of two blogs exploring the finding from the latest Eclipse Foundation IoT Developer Survey. A couple of months ago we posted a blog inviting developers to contribute to the 3rd Eclipse Foundation IoT Developer…

Internet of Things
Internet of Things

10 snaps written in April

By Didier Roche on 10 May 2017

This month we have a great range of snaps, from desktop to cloud/server, to IoT, there’s a snap for everyone! If you haven’t heard of snaps yet, they are a new way for developers to package their apps, bringing with it many…

Internet of Things

ROS production: create Ubuntu Core image with snap preinstalled [5/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 9 May 2017

This is the fifth (and final) blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we created a gadget snap to allow confined access to the Turtlebot. In this post, we’re going to put all the pieces from this series…

Internet of Things

ROS production: obtaining confined access to the Turtlebot [4/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 27 April 2017

This is the fourth blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we created a snap of our prototype, and released it into the store. In this post, we’re going to work toward an Ubuntu Core image by creating…

Internet of Things

Canonical joins EdgeX Foundry to help unify IoT edge computing

By Sarah Dickinson on 24 April 2017

Fragmentation is the nature of the beast in the IoT space with a variety of non-interoperable protocols, devices and vendors which are the natural results of years of evolution in the industrial space especially. However traditional…

Internet of Things

ROS production: our prototype as a snap [3/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 21 April 2017

This is the third blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we came up with a simple ROS prototype. In this post we’ll package that prototype as a snap. For justifications behind why we’re doing this,…

Internet of Things

FTC and D-Link

By Guest on 19 April 2017

This is a guest post by Peter Kirwan, technology journalist. If you would like to contribute a post, please contact ubuntu-devices@canonical.com Anyone who doubts that governments are closing in on hardware vendors in a bid to shut down…

Internet of Things

Industrial IoT: manage and control remote assets

By Guest on 17 April 2017

This is a guest post by Florian Hoenigschmid, Director of azeti. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact ubuntu-devices@canonical.com When you make a phone call, watch TV or wash your hands, you probably won’t…

Internet of Things

ROS production: our prototype [2/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 13 April 2017

This is the second blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we discussed why Ubuntu Core was a good fit for production robotics. In this post we’ll be on classic Ubuntu, creating the example ROS prototype that…