Data to Your Doorstep
Owl Platform is a way to connect users to their sensor's data. We've built low-power sensors that run for years on coin cell batteries, an open-source software stack to manage sensor data, and APIs in multiple languages that make it easy for users to build applications from their sensor data.
Our sensor, called the PIP, will run for more than two years when updating its status once a second, or for more than 10 years when updating once a minute. We've specialized our sensor for different roles, including a magnetic switch sensor, water detector, and power monitor.
Our software is open source and is available on github, where you can find our libraries and example code. Our software stack is also sensor agnostic so it's easy to add in your own sensors and data sources.
Here at Owl Platform we believe in two important ideas. First, sensors should be as easy to use as a smoke detector: buy one, take it out of the box, stick it somewhere, and forget about it. Our second main idea is that people want to program sensor data, not the sensor. We are building a plethora of ready-made apps for our sensors, but if you want to make your own then you shouldn't need to start at the bare metal. Skip right ahead to the fun part! With APIs in C++, Java, and Ruby, as well as an HTTP-based API, there are plenty of ways for you to play with your data.
We're a diverse group of people with a clear goal: make ideas like the Internet of Things a reality. The main developers of Owl Platform are two PhD students, but we have the support of professors in Computer Science and Engineering and the wisdom of a Physicist and a Mathematician formerly from Bell Labs. You can read more about us in our about page.
Our KickStarter will launch some time this June. If you'd like to get an email when we launch the KickStarter (so you can support us), submit your email address in the form below and we'll send you an email at launch! We promise we won't use your contact info for anything other than KickStarter.