Although SeismoCloud team was excited to start with the Intel board named Galileo (we had several items, both generation 1 and 2), unfortunately we are forced to abandon the support for this platform because of Intel already dropped the maintenance last year. Since there will be no more updates from Intel, we have decided to close the development on Galileo and focus on the NodeMCU and Raspberry PI, which have been very successful.
We are also forced to abandon the famous Arduino/Genuino platform (at least in its classic version Uno): in some next update of SeismoCloud network it will be necessary to use SSL/TLS protected connections (which the phones already do), and the classic board Uno does not have sufficient computing power. It is a pity! However, we are convinced that we need to think to security first.
If you are a follower of this project, you may already seen some changes. Let’s talk about it!
Even if the app and seismometers are not updated often, we can’t say this about the server system: we constantly work on upgrades and better algorithms in order to improve the measurement quality, and the detection algorithm!
We’re in the final stage for a long-waited feature: the ability of adding an IoT seismometer into “My Seismometers” list over iPhone/iPad! This functionality is a big step towards having same functionalities between iPhone and Android apps.
We’re migrating our system over a more capable datacenter (unfortunately, this thing caused some downtime). Soon, SeismoCloud will be able to use the cloud power at maximum! And, even more important, being resistant to attacks and other malicious events! Stay tuned!
A big step is also the switch over MQTT for signaling between IoT devices and SeismoCloud backend network. This will improve bandwidth and energy consumptions, and it’s really fast! We’re adapting the code for Galileo and Raspberry Pi in order to support MQTT (as “younger brothers” NodeMCU and Arduino, which already supports it), and also MQTT-over-WebSocket (HTTP) in order to support all environments where plain MQTT is not permitted.
We’re building and developing an API infrastructure in order to allow everyone to query and use SeismoCloud data, so everyone can integrate our project in others! As soon as the APIs will be ready, we’ll publish a web page 🙂
Stay tuned! 🙂