Monday, September 04, 2017

REST APIs for IoT?

Currently MQTT continues to be the most popular standard for IoT devices to communicate to the cloud. But for many scenarios, even REST can be a simple answer - especially if the network latency is low.

IoT Device as REST Server
Zetta ( is a NodeJS framework that can convert any IoT device into an API endpoint (REST server). It is so lightweight that it can run on Raspberry Pi and other gateways. The minimum hardware requirements to run Zetta are 500MB RAM, 1 GB storage and 500 MHz CPU.

IoT Device as REST Client is another new project that simplifies publishing of device data to the cloud. enables your machine and sensor data to become easily accessible through a web based RESTful API, allowing you to quickly make apps or simply share data.