Canonical Demos the power of IoT to developers with the Samsung ARTIK

Maarten Ectors

on 11 November 2015

Canonical and Samsung will be at this year’s ARM TechCon to show off the power of snappy Ubuntu Core on the Samsung ARTIK 5 and ARTIK 10 modules. The companies will demonstrate how combining Samsung ARTIK and snappy Ubuntu Core results in an easy-to-use development platform for internet-connected devices, enabling developers to lower costs and shorten their time to market.

ARTIK is a family of modules tailored for the Internet of Things (IoT). With a tiered architecture built for performance, optimized power consumption, and memory utilization and footprint, ARTIK is designed specifically for a variety of applications, from low-end wearables to powerful hubs with local processing and analytics.

For this demo, ARTIK will be running snappy Ubuntu Core, a lightweight version of Ubuntu featuring transactional updates and designed specifically for devices and clouds. Snappy Ubuntu Core enables developers to write apps once and deploy their offerings across a host of devices. It also supports a variety of languages and allows existing apps and code to be ported seamlessly. Plus, it’s easy to maintain once apps are developed. Transactional updates make it easy to upload new versions, and app isolation ensures no library conflict.

“Snappy Ubuntu Core gives you a single platform on which to develop, test, and publish your applications. From device to cloud, it benefits from the same APIs and receives the same security updates. We’re excited to be here at ARM TechCon and to be able to showcase this wave of developer innovation with Ubuntu Core,” says Maarten Ectors, VP of IoT at Canonical.

Beyond the joint demo, Canonical will be presenting the power of Snapcraft, the developer tool that makes it easy to create a “snap” for Ubuntu Core. Snapcraft is a one-stop tool that makes packages of existing applications, or “snaps”, from source or classic Ubuntu packages.

Samsung ARTIK running snappy Ubuntu Core will be shown at ARM TechCon from November 10-12 in Santa Clara, California.

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From home control to drones, robots and industrial systems, Ubuntu Core and Snaps provide robust security, app stores and reliable updates for all your IoT devices.

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