Spark Electron wants to make cellular connectivity easy as Wi-Fi

Gigaom

Spark Labs is coming back to Kickstarter with a new project and a mission to change how cellular carriers think about the internet of things. The company, which launched a popular Wi-Fi development board for the internet of things almost two years ago on Kickstarter, is back raising money for a cellular development board called the Electron.

For $39 or $59, respectively, developers can get 2G or 3G-capable board as well as the software and back end cloud service that Spark offers. Add to this $2.99 per month for the data plan and now people building connected products have a new option available that lets them take their devices outside the realm of Wi-Fi networks. Zach Supalla, the CEO of Spark, explained that after the launch of the Spark Core board and the Photon, a postage-stamp sized Wi-Fi development kit, he asked customers what they wanted. Many of…

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One comment

  1. ianscyberspace · February 26, 2015

    I’ve just finished reading a report on the future developments in the chip industry and the monumental battles between the internet giants to see who will profit from technology of the future in my CPA journal. We are on the verge of some exciting times.

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