The Internet of Things – drawing parallels between the past and now to predict the future

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 […]

IoT is an ecosystem play between partners

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 […]

PowerQuery invokes a GetFitYall API endpoint, and fun with PowerMap

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 […]

IoT Descriptive Analysis using PowerBI

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 […]

Scalable Event Hub Processor in an Azure Worker Role

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 […]

Using Azure WebJobs as an IoT data points ingestor

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 […]