What is Wappsto?
Wappsto is a web app store where you can share and, in the future, even sell your data and buy my data.
But why would I want to buy and sell data?
Data is the key to enriching my personal smart life. If, for example, my neighbor already has a weather station, I can save myself the trouble and buy his data.
Okay, so why would I want my neighbor’s data? For example, with weather data, I could better control my floor heating.
But how do I put the data to use? Wappsto!
Wappsto is the AppStore that Steve Jobs might have dreamt of as a web app store. No SDK, just web standards.
Wappsto where data exchange between you and me is improving our smart life. It is a sophisticated way to get your smart things and services to work together.
Inspired by the AppStore, Wappsto is a web app store where you can find web apps to automate the stuff in your life. We call them ‘wapps’. Wappsto is also a web-based tool to create and run wapps.
We created Wappsto in response to recurring high-level challenges that we were facing when developing solutions for our customers within the Internet of Things (IoT). Our customers wanted to automate the interaction of their devices, but their customers also wanted to include third-party things and services in their automation.
The desired automation was often complex, but they wanted flexible configurations in a straightforward user interface. We realized that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for these problems, so we developed a software framework to make creating these personalized solutions easier.
Many hands make light work. We want to share the framework that we created with as many as possible because if we help individuals realize their own highly personalized ideas for combining things and services, there’s a lot of work to be done. But we have to work smart. We’ve taken our inspiration from the AppStore because a market is optimal to generate and capture value.
All market participants stand to gain value. By employing a proven unified data model, Wappsto can represent any service or device of any producer. Wappsto is democratizing the process of integrating services and IoT devices. The more developers work together; the more powerful the platform will become. As it grows, more creative combinations are possible, and more end-users attract more developers in a positive cycle.