Having never done this before it was a real experience. Very different and I certainly learnt something new.
I’ve been interested in the internet of things for a long time although to date I haven’t properly found a use for the technology for myself. However, hubcape, and the service it links to, now cosm, provide a great way to monitor stuff connected to the internet of things, and today Hubcape got an update after a very long time.
This is good for a couple of reasons, firstly it means that the developer is still interested in the app and is hopefully going to continue to support it, and secondly it means it’ll work better with cosm, which used to be called pachube, which is a service on the internet that lets you connect objects and then make use of the data that they send out.
So I’m glad to see a new version of hubcape and it’ll make me think about doing something with data again.
I had to make a little video of this, just to show how cool it is. I actually spent a little time remembering how to read a binary clock, and now that I can again, I love it.
I saw the new version of Tasker for Android today. It really is very cool stuff, but it also serves as a constant reminder that iOS has very little at all in the way of automation applications or functionality. I’ve mentioned drafts and launch center pro before, but neither of these are a patch on Tasker. It’s a real shame as it’s a gap in the market which I’m sure would be filled if Apple would let developers make something like tasker, but that’s not going to happen for a while yet I think.
It’s just one of those subjects that’s been there in the back of my mind for a long time, and when I saw that SOS had a feature on modulars I knew I had to get a copy and see what they had to say.
After a quick glance it looks like it’s a good thorough piece, which is probably a bad thing in many ways as it’ll mean I more likely to get hooked.
Oh dear …