Another recent demo I created used the Mediatek LinkIt One, which is an awesome little Arduino-compatible dev board that integrates a ton of useful hardware like GPS, GSM, WiFi, etc. With a tiny bit of code and some cloud data services connected via a flexible message bus, I had a prototype system up and running fast. It’s very simple in the first iteration, parsing NMEA sentences from the GPS unit, extracting data, and sending it off to logic and alerting powered by the data services. I’m still working on refining this, as it’s an itch I want to scratch for my own use.
Here’s the writeup: http://labs.wot.io/ship-iot-with-mediatek-linkit-one/
I made a video to go with the article, as well: