Facebook Joins IoT Race with Parse SDK Launch

Internet of Things
Facebook Joins IoT Race with Parse SDK Launch


Facebook joined the ranks of large companies betting on the Internet of the Things by launching an SDK for the internet of things under the banner of Parse, a mobile development platform it acquired in 2013.

“We believe that connecting more hardware devices with the cloud has the potential to change the world for the better,” wrote Parse founder James Yu in a recent blog post. “We are already seeing devices that add tremendous value to people’s lives, from wearables that help you sleep better to insulin trackers that aid people living with diabetes.”

Parse will enable makers to solve two long-standing problems with the IoT, according to Facebook: creating a harmonious collaboration between devices and IoT software, and allowing a future developer to use preexisting data streams from multiple apps or devices to forge a single service.

Customers are already coming on board to Parse, including connected garage door opener Chamberlain, a company that links smoke detectors together through a Wi-Fi battery called Roost, and fitness tracker outfit Milestone Sports.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

As an athlete with a neuro-astro-legal background, my writing interests involve just about everything. Current hobbies include kickboxing, Netflix binge-watching, and concocting the perfect mac n' cheese recipe.

View more articles by Jenn Nowicki


Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.