Thingful.net is a search engine for the Internet of Things, providing a unique geographical index of real-time data from connected objects around the world, including energy, radiation, weather, and air quality devices as well as seismographs, iBeacons, ships, aircraft and even animal trackers.
Thingful.net’s powerful search capabilities enable people to find devices, datasets and realtime data sources by geolocation across many popular Internet of Things networks, and presents them using a proprietary IoT device data search ranking methodolog. Millions of connected objects & sensors across the planet generate real-time open data. Thingful’s Datapipes make it quick and easy to find and use the IoT data that’s most valuable to you.
Examples of Thingful in use include: London’s first autonomous vehicle pilot; using machine learning to fill in missing dat; finding & acquiring real-time urban IoT data from across the data spectrum; real-time data permissions management for connected car infrastructure – make data securely available to 3rd parties. We were part of the authoring team on British Standard PAS 212 / Hypercat - Automatic Resource Discovery for the Internet of Things.
If you are concerned about asthma, find out about any air quality monitors in your neighbourhood; somebody working with a Raspberry Pi can find others round the corner using the same computing platform; if you notice a ship moored nearby, discover more about it by tracking it on Thingful, or get notified of its movements; a citizen concerned about flooding in a new neighbourhood can look up nearby flood monitors or find others that have been measuring radiation. You might even watch the weekly movements of a shark as it explores the oceans. The possibilities are unbounded!
Thingful also enables people and companies to claim and verify ownership of their things using a provenance mechanism, thereby giving them a single web page that aggregates information from all their connected devices no matter what network they’re on, in categories that include health, environment, home, transport, energy and flora & fauna. Users can also add objects to a Watchlist in order to keep track of them, monitor their realtime status and get notifications when they change.