If you’ve been using Google Maps on your phone, you probably know there is a setting within that allows Google apps to use your device’s location any time it is on, or maybe not. Or if you prefer the conspiracy theory version, you can read this. The way I think of this is simply in a… Continue reading VoluntaryTracking.Enabled = true;
When I was dabbling with the Internet of My Things in my little hobbyist project, GetFitY’all, there were many tell-tale signs that I had experienced this before, like déjà vu. It prompted me to ask questions like what are the differences between the past and now, and could I possibly predict what the future lies for… Continue reading The Internet of Things – drawing parallels between the past and now to predict the future
So far so good, I’m pretty happy with the Internet of My Things (IoMT) as I got my wearable devices, and a smartphone packed with sensors through good fitness apps installed within. I’d been able to visualize it on a PowerMap. But my curiosity expands because wouldn’t it be good if I could “make” my… Continue reading So I want to be an IoT device maker….
As I was alluding in my previous post about my thoughts about moving up the IoT value chain, the opportunities are aplenty in the IoT space because there is a healthy ecosystem of different players from the device manufacturers, to SI/ISVs who provide the vertical solutions to the platform/infrastructure providers. Ultimately it is an ecosystem play. I’m not… Continue reading IoT is an ecosystem play between partners
Is that even possible? Yes and I’m talking about invoking that from within the PowerQuery add-in in Excel 2013, and then mucking around with the data which is represented in JSON. Pretty awesome I would think. To the layman, don’t worry about what’s this JSON thing, it’s all transparent to you, just consume the date. In my… Continue reading PowerQuery invokes a GetFitYall API endpoint, and fun with PowerMap
This API exposes a singular function at the moment which is to do the following: Mashup on demand – Let client apps consume a mash up of fitness activity data points from different target APIs based upon user ID and time period for a specific date. Note: User ID is not implemented right now because my… Continue reading GetFitYall REST API
Now comes the interesting part which is self-analytics of all the data that I have collected from “the Internet of My Things” (IoMT). As a recap I am currently ingesting activity data points from 2 devices, a Fitbit One and a Samsung S4 running 2 “sensor apps”; Strava and MapMyWalk. But it shouldn’t be limited… Continue reading IoT Descriptive Analysis using PowerBI
I’m going to jump the gun by just showing a sneak preview of my GetFitY’all activities mashup in the form of a PowerMap! I’ll describe what happens behind the scene in a later post. Meanwhile take a back seat and enjoy watching a PowerMap of my last Family Funday Sunday.
So what happens after all those activity data point messages had been fired off into an Azure Event Hub? Event Hubs enable me to durably store these messages/events until the required retention period expires, which is 24 hours by default. I need to process those messages fast. That sounds like the starting point of big data where… Continue reading Scalable Event Hub Processor in an Azure Worker Role
My GetFitY’all project has evolved again, obviously. Previously I intended to implement the message pump functionality as a RESTful endpoint that can be called automatically from some form of “cron job” in the cloud. But then I digress because a simpler approach could be used which is Azure WebJobs. It works well in my case… Continue reading Using Azure WebJobs as an IoT data points ingestor