The development of IoT and smart home devices and systems has been simplified by the new Wubby platform which offers a programming environment that supports Python code execution directly in the microcontroller of the device. This allows a broader developer audience to create new everyday objects because of the popularity of Python.
Wubby (pronounced Wha-bee) separates hardware from software, abstracting the hardware and allowing the developers to contribute by writing simple Python scripts, rather than having to deploy the whole device image. What iOS and Android have been for the mobile phone market, Wubby aims to be for IoT devices.
At the core of Wubby platform is the Wubby VM, that runs in the heart of an everyday object, the microcontroller. Its main duty is simple, to provide a hardware agnostic environment for the creation of interoperable applications inside each everyday object. Wubby VM is accompanied by the following components. Wubby IDE -a platform agnostic development environment for configuration, debugging and simulation of everyday objects; Wubby Cloud - a collection of protocols and web services for application deployment and back-end device management; and Wubby Client - the main tool for user interaction with everyday objects including managing them and installing/updating new apps.
“With years of successful experience developing products for the IoT market, we believe we have solved many of the problems that limit the IoT vision from being fully realised,” said Dimitris Leonardos, CEO of Wubby. “Wubby lets everyday objects quickly connect to each other by infusing them with intelligence, while making the whole process EASY. Conventional ways seem to not work - this is why we invented Wubby.”