Want to build an Internet of Things (IoT) application on IBM Bluemix™? It’s not as difficult as you might think. Most IoT apps consist of three pieces: a connectedthing, an application to view and manage the thing, and analytics to detect events triggered by the thing. TheInternet of Things service on Bluemix — IoT Foundation — makes it trivially easy to connect a thing to applications and analytics services. To demonstrate how easy it is, I built an IoT starter kit for connected cars. The Connected Vehicle kit consists of three pieces:
- A vehicle simulator (a Node.js app)
- HTML5 applications to view and manage vehicles on a map
- The Geospatial Analytics service on Bluemix, and Node-RED for analytics
This tutorial guides you through configuring and deploying the Connected Vehicle starter kit on Bluemix and building analytics with the Geospatial Analytics service and Node-RED.
“The Connected Vehicle application uses IoT Foundation for near-real-time messaging between simulated vehicles and the Map and Tester apps”