The Spark team has mentioned (somewhere in these forums) that their goal is to “be there” when the internet of things becomes ubiquitous. I believe that they have the platform to do the job, and I am very excited for the future of the team!
After playing with the core for a few weeks, I never thought I would say this… but I find myself moving past the whole wireless sensor aspect and dreaming of bigger projects. I’m a bit dumbfounded as to how this happened in the space of 2 weeks, as this is something I have been attempting to achieve since first playing with a 16f877a a decade ago. Already I have made a humidor monitor, multi-sensor garden soil moisture detector network, computer case temp monitor, and a wire current sensor for my dryer… and they ALL log data and tweet at me when there’s action. Spark makes it so easy to do this stuff, it’s no longer a challenge - so I can finally get on to some bigger projects!
That said, these more complex ideas have the potential to turn into real products and I am curious as to if (or how) we would be allowed to work out a deal with Spark to use their cores as the centerpiece of a new product.
Does the team have any policy documentation on how they plan to approach commercial partnerships? What are your thoughts?