Sony's $200,000 contest to encourage development of innovative applications for their new tablet computer is a small investment to encourage developers to build applications for the Sony platform. What remains to be seen is whether this will encourage new apps to be built or simply migrate a few iPad / iPhone apps to a new platform (with the option of including Flash capabilities).
If I understand the Adobe AIR platform correctly then it seems like these would need to be media-intensive apps rather than typical stuff. I have to admit that it is tempting to me to try my hand at it.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.