Internet of Things

Canonical joins EdgeX Foundry to help unify IoT edge computing

By Sarah Dickinson on 24 April 2017

Fragmentation is the nature of the beast in the IoT space with a variety of non-interoperable protocols, devices and vendors which are the natural results of years of evolution in the industrial space especially. However traditional…

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ROS production: our prototype as a snap [3/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 21 April 2017

This is the third blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we came up with a simple ROS prototype. In this post we’ll package that prototype as a snap. For justifications behind why we’re doing this,…

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Making snap packages of photogrammetry software

By Guest on 29 March 2017

This is a guest post by Alberto Mardegan, Software Engineer at Canonical. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact Some time ago I got vaguely interested into photogrammetry, that is the…

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The Orange Pi community gets a snap store

By Canonical on 16 March 2017

Shenzhen Xunlong Software partners with Canonical to build the Orange Pi App Store Developers can distribute their applications packaged as snaps to Orange Pi owners Hackers and tinkerers can install complex IoT and server projects in…

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NXP and Canonical to demo Ubuntu Core on the LS1043A at Embedded World

By Canonical on 14 March 2017

The LS1043A, NXP’s quad-core ARM 64bit-powered SoC, is built for embedded networking and IoT Gateways with high throughput needs. Ubuntu Core is a versatile operating system for IoT and networking equipment based on snaps, the cross-…

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The cheapest and smartest mobile and IoT base station of MWC17

By Maarten Ectors on 11 March 2017

How to solve the top telecom industry problems (declining revenues, spiralling costs, slow time to market) and revolutionise the wireless industry? Open Source Mobile and IoT Base Stations with App Stores. At MWC15 we presented the…

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The $1M/month revenue generating fountain each smart city should have

By Maarten Ectors on 9 March 2017

What if smart cities can have fountains generating revenue instead of costing money? App Stores on Fountains, one of the many crazy ideas we demoed on MWC, that can come true shortly… Say IoT and lots of people will bring up Smart…

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A couple of new snap tutorials are now available

By didrocks on 2 March 2017

We are really proud to announce a new couple of snaps tutorials now available on The first one is a pure community contribution thanks to Simos Xenitellis who did a first draft on his own blog. With only a…

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MWC17: The future of industrial IoT

By Maarten Ectors on 23 February 2017

The internet of things, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, big data, robots/drones, blockchain, industry 4.0 and other hype terms are popping up everywhere. Our partners will be showcasing real industrial solutions that go far…

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MWC17: The future of wireless networks

By Maarten Ectors on 17 February 2017

The telecom industry is not as buoyant as it was some years back. Telecom operators ‘ revenues are under pressure due to innovations from over the top players. Costs are spiralling out of control because of 4/5G deployments, fibre to the…

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Snapcraft 2.26 has been released

By Sergio Schvezov on 3 February 2017

Hello snapcrafters! We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.26 of snapcraft has been released: Contributions This release has seen some contributions from outside of the snapcraft…

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Run scripts during snapcraft builds with “scriptlets”

By David Callé on 2 February 2017

If you have snapped an application, or tried to snap an application, you know that Snapcraft heavily depends on built-in plugins for specific build systems and that it provides a large array of choices to do so. You can snap ROS apps,…