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Intel releases IoT developer kit

Steve Rogerson
March 11, 2015
Version 1.0 of Intel’s IoT developer kit has made the transition from beta to a full release and is available to download for free. Supporting Intel Galileo and Edison, the kit is aimed at hobbyists, students and entrepreneurs developing IoT products and services.
To help promote the kit, Intel is planning to host 20 roadshow events this year in the USA, Europe, South America and Asia. Those attending will get an Intel development board, sensors and developer tools.
The release includes a number of enhancements, bug fixes and improved usability over the beta version. These include improved Eclipse C/C++ new project creation, templates and samples to get started quickly. There is support for more than 70+ sensors via UPM libraries.
A guided Windows installer is included for Intel Edison setup and configuration. IO library support for Intel Edison included mini breakout boards. The improved documentation includes a developer resources page for Edison and guides for getting started with Wifi and Bluetooth. There is also Wyliodrin visual programming support for Edison.
“I am super glad that we decided to expose our developers to the beta version in Sept 2014 as opposed to waiting to finish up the rough edges,” said Intel’s Ajay Mungara. “We were able to gather tons of feedback – good, bad and ugly – on the beta product, valuable input we directly used to improve the product and bring you the release v1.0. Listening to you and focusing on what you cared the most helped us prioritise the features that we are building.”