The Internet of Things is a field that has more and more future and many companies are developing apps and devices compatible with the Internet of Things, beyond the use of Free Hardware. The last big name to join this field is the Mozilla Foundation.
The Mozilla Foundation has released a new plugin in development versions of Firefox that will be incorporated into future versions of Firefox. This plugin is called FlyWeb and will make the browser have a strong presence in IoT.
FlyWeb was born a few years ago when the Firefox OS project was active. The project wanted Firefox OS to have access and communication to the Internet of Things without the need for any platform to act as a bridge. It seemed that the project was dead but now we see it as a plugin for the web browser, a plugin that will allow connect our browser with any smart device (whether we have created it or not) and carry the information without the need to create a single platform or a proprietary gadget.
If you know gadgets like Google's Chromecast, the operation is similar, but FlyWeb would not only be limited to connecting with smart TVs but also with other devices like drones, robots, Arduino boards, SBC boards, etc….
The launch of Flyweb is great news but we have to say that is still in the Firefox dev channel, that is, we still cannot use it or have it in our Firefox browser, but it will be something that we will see in a short time or so it usually happens when ideas and news appear in the Firefox development channel.
Personally I think this add-on is interesting, more interesting than other add-ons that we already find in the browser such as Pocket or Hello, in any case it seems to me that it will not be the only browser or operating system that has this functionality and compatibility with Internet of Things devices.