I discovered MQTT (lightweight protocol for the Iot) just recently, I was in Trento and I met Matteo Collina (thanks!) a PhD at the University of Bologna and now in Ireland working on MQTT.
After a while Andrea Reginato (Lelylan) contacted us about the porting of MQTT on Flyport and I think it’s a great idea. We like MQTT but we are overwhelmed to make it here, so I ask our community to support this project!
Did you ever heard about MQTT?
MQTT is a publish/subscribe messaging protocol designed for lightweight M2M communications. MQTT has a client/server model, where every sensor is a client and connects to a server, known as a broker, over TCP.
MQTT is message oriented. Every message is a discrete chunk of data, opaque to the broker. Every message is published to an address, known as a topic. Clients may subscribe to multiple topics. Every client subscribed to a topic receives every message published to the topic.
For example, imagine a simple network with three clients and a central broker. All three clients open TCP connections with the broker. Clients B and C subscribe to the topic temperature. At a later time, Client A publishes a value of 22.5 for topic temperature. The broker forwards the message to all subscribed clients.
MQTT is great to easily access the physical world and we don’t want to miss it. For this reason we are making an open call asking everyone interesting to OpenPicus and MQTT to collaborate for the definition of a library being able to connect our Flyport to a MQTT broker. To make things more interesting we’ll give you an early access to Lelylan, a open API for the Connected Home with full support for MQTT.
Do you want to be part of this project? Everybody is welcome!
If you are interested to help us and Andrea just comment here or send us an email
Posted by Claudio Carnevali, openPicus cofounder, @akaclaudio