We made it! Welcome to the end of 2020, may it soon be just a distant memory. Though it wasn’t the year we expected, let’s look on the bright side. Despite almost a full year working from home, our hard-working developers, product managers, designers, engineers and (me!) our Developer Advocate still delivered some improvements and additions to TelstraDev, to make your developer experience more efficient and enjoyable than ever before.
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In this blog, I'll showcase some of the interesting things you can do with the Internet of Things (IoT) and Azure services at home, that could potentially be commercialised in an industrialised environment.
In the second TelstraDev challenge for GovHack 2020 (read part one: emergency comms and the Telstra Messaging API), we asked: How can data from connected devices on the wireless Internet of Things (IoT) network be used to make our community spaces – our homes, towns, cities or region – more efficient and sustainable?
The cellular IoT network has loads of benefits, from reducing payload overhead to increasing coverage, but to make your device deployments efficient at scale, it's important to keep in mind these guidelines for wireless developers.
Last year we were proud to announce our partnership with Arduino to help create an (read more about it here https://exchange.telstra.com.au/our-exclusive-partnership-with-arduino-set-to-fuel-the-growth-of-iot-in-australia/), IoT network ready, device for developers. For us this partnership is really important to help create an IoT network specific device that is quick and easy to use, while being versatile to prototype with and has a wealth of library support.