By Clarke Stevens, Principal Architect at Shaw Communications
The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is dedicated to supplying both its members and developers with a variety of development tools and resources curated by experts. These assets help enable simple, step-by-step development of connected products, and include the required security, reliability and interoperability for IoT connectivity.
One of these development tools includes the OCF’s Developer Kit, part of the OCF’s Developer Program. It helps developers get started with IoT development, allowing them to get a real device working on real hardware controlled by their smartphone using state-of-the-art security in a matter of minutes. The Kit consists of a hardware board setup and programming tools, using IoTivity APIs that interact with sensor and actuator devices. These sensors and actuator devices are controllable from a smartphone application called Onboarding Tool and Generic Client (OTGC).