Create your first Internet of Things application in under 30 minutes with IBM Bluemix

Yes, I am not kidding, and you’ll see how it’s done as you follow through the steps in this article.  Even non-technical folks can try out. To get a quick understanding of Bluemix, you may refer to my other article ‘Bluemix for Dummies’. The purpose of this article is to create a simple IoT application.

In this scenario, you’d use a temperature sensor that’ll send data to a central system. The central system evaluates the temperature reading and depending on the reading, it would throw an appropriate message. The central system, in this case, would be the IoT application running in Bluemix.

We’d use a simulator of a temperature sensor.  this way, we needn’t require an actual hardware device to test our application. Let’s get started with the creation of  an IoT application in Bluemix. You can go to the Bluemix site and sign up if you don’t have an account. It also has a 30 day free trial, after which you can continue using it through a ‘freemium model.’ … (read more)