Articles by Ben Francis
Flying the Nest: WebThings Gateway 1.0
After four years of incubation at Mozilla, we are excited to announce the release of WebThings Gateway 1.0 and a new home for the WebThings platform. This blog post will explain what to expect from the 1.0 release, the action you need to take if you want to transition your existing WebThings Gateway to new community-run infrastructure, and what to expect from the WebThings project going forward.
Thermostats, Locks and Extension Add-ons – WebThings Gateway 0.10
Today we are releasing WebThings Gateway 0.10. This new release comes with support for thermostats and smart locks, as well as an updated add-ons system including extension add-ons, which enable developers to extend the gateway user interface. We’ve also added localisation settings so that you can choose your country, language, time zone and unit preferences.
WebThings Gateway for Wireless Routers
The Mozilla IoT team has been working on evolving WebThings Gateway into a full software distribution for consumer wireless routers. Today, with the 0.9 release, we’re happy to announce the availability of the first experimental builds for our first target router hardware, the Turris Omnia. These builds are based on the open source OpenWrt operating system and feature a new first-time setup experience, which enables you to configure the gateway as a router and Wi-Fi access point itself.
Introducing Mozilla WebThings
Project Things is graduating from its early experimental phase and from now on will be known as Mozilla WebThings. This platform for monitoring and controlling devices over the web consists of the WebThings Gateway, a software distribution for smart home gateways focused on privacy, security and interoperability, and the WebThings Framework, a collection of reusable software components that help developers build their own web-connected things.
Cameras, Sensors & What’s Next for Mozilla’s Things Gateway
With the release of Things Gateway 0.7, Mozilla's IoT team announces experimental support for IP cameras, along with support for a wider range of sensors that track temperature, leaks, and more. Ben Francis also shares plans for evolving the Things Gateway application in 2019, and exploring the value a trusted personal agent could provide to your whole home network.
Home Monitoring with Things Gateway 0.6
The latest version of the Things Gateway rolling out today comes with new home monitoring features that let you directly monitor your home over the web, without a middleman. That means no monthly fees, your private data stays in your home by default, and you can choose from a variety of sensors made by different manufacturers.
Things Gateway 0.5 packed full of new features, including experimental smart assistant
The Things Gateway from Mozilla lets you directly monitor and control your home over the web, without a middleman. The 0.5 release of the Things Gateway is packed full of new features including customizable devices, a more powerful rules engine, an interactive floor plan, and an experimental smart assistant you can talk to. It's a great way to build your own private smart home. Why not get started now?
Build your own web things with the Things Framework
Last year Mozilla started Project Things to help developers connect physical “things” to the web in a safe, secure and interoperable way. Now, with the 0.4 release of the Things Gateway, you can add native web things to your gateway, to control them alongside all your other smart home devices. The advantage of native web things is that they don’t need a custom gateway adapter because they follow a common standard using existing web technologies.
How to build your own private smart home with a Raspberry Pi and Mozilla’s Things Gateway
Last year we announced Project Things by Mozilla. Project Things is a framework of software and services that can bridge the communication gap between connected devices by giving “things” URLs on the web. Today I’m excited to tell you about the latest version of the Things Gateway and how you can use it to directly […]
Building the Web of Things
Mozilla is working to create a Web of Things framework of software and services that can bridge the communication gap between connected devices. Today we’re announcing the availability of a prototype of the first component of this system, the Things Gateway. We’ve made available a software image you can use to build your own Web of Things gateway using a Raspberry Pi.