Interesting analysis on I Programmer of Mozilla’s transition into a platform for the internet of things.
To sum up, Mozilla is now targeting four specific segments within the IoT ecosystems. One project will target providing the intelligent agent that links users to their devices. A second targets sensors and how they get to the backend systems. A third will target the smart home, while yet a fourth aims to develop a tool for developers to integrate voice commands into IoT devices and services.
The problem is, according to the author Ian Elliot, Mozilla is wading into unfamiliar territory, pointing that “none of this is core Mozilla territory.”
“It is also territory that a lot of other companies with much bigger resources are trying to capture. These are big, messy, risky projects that stand little chance of making much impact on the user. Jumping on the IoT bandwagon doesn’t seem very innovative of Mozilla,” Elliot writes.
“The biggest problem of all is that Mozilla, despite receiving so much money from Google over the years, doesn’t have an extensive cloud infrastructure of its own and all of the projects listed would need some cloud support. Mozilla really does seem to have lost its way.”
Source: Mozilla Jumps On IoT Bandwagon