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First online development environment for the Internet of Things

Jean-Pierre Joosting -May 09, 2013

Thingsquare has announced Thingsquare Code, to help connect products such as light bulbs, thermostats, and smart city systems to smartphone apps.

Thingsquare Code is claims to be the world's first online interactive development environment (IDE) for the Internet of Things and works with a number of recent chips that target the emerging Internet of Things market, from leading chip vendors Texas Instruments and ST Microelectronics.

Thingsquare Code lets developers of Internet of Things products program their wireless chips from a web browser. Before Thingsquare Code, developing Internet of Things products used to be time-consuming and would require extensive expertise on behalf of the developer. With Thingsquare Code, developers can quickly prototype and validate their products, directly from their web browsers.

"The latest IP/6LoWPAN solutions for IoT applications from Texas Instruments (TI) will be ready for Thingsquare Code," said Oyvind Birkenes , general manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. "Thingsquare opens the door to developers from various disciplines to connect their products faster to the Internet."

Thingsquare Code already works with a number of microprocessor platforms, including the ARM Cortex M3 and the TI MSP430. By leveraging secure cloud connectivity, devices can be programmed without cables and without having to install compiler toolchains, which is a large step forward for IoT programming."

Thingsquare Code is currently available for beta testers and will be available for use with a number of wireless chips for the emerging Internet of Things market developed by Texas Instruments and ST Microelectronics.

Thingsquare Code information page

www.thingsquare.com

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This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.

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