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With the Internet of things, it's best to start by using a developer board for prototypes -- and Photon has the singular advantage of connection to the cloud

An interesting problem faces hardware and software developers building Internet of things products: How do we connect them to the wider Internet?

It’s fine building directly connected Arduinos or using Raspberry Pi’s built-in Ethernet port. But if we’re going to get the most from a world full of sensors and actuators, we’ll need to build on wireless technologies -- the Wi-Fi and cellular networks that we use to connect ourselves and our devices.

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