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FAQ: Why Use Forward Loop Zero Hardware Solutions?

We launched Forward Loop Zero with the goal of providing hardware and open source support to build and deploy new IoT applications faster. Since we released all of our open source documentation, many developers have asked, “Why should we purchase your hardware solutions when we can use your open-source support?” Here is our answer to this frequently asked question.

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The Fastest Way to 1000 Sensors Deployed

For companies that build IoT applications speed matters. Yet, building and deploying IoT applications both fast and reliably is still a struggle for most. At Forward Loop, we believe the fastest and most reliable way to develop, deploy, and scale new IoT applications from scratch depends on how you standardize your hardware.

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Why You Probably Don't Need Custom Printed Circuit Boards

In the IoT and embedded development industry, there is a belief that custom printed circuit boards make the most sense for large scale deployments. Though there may be value in this for some specialized applications, like in the iPhone, we believe most IoT applications do not require custom boards. Here’s the three reasons you may want to think twice about printing your own circuit boards:

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How Do You Prototype Embedded Applications? Lessons from the Community

When we started building floop cli tool, we reached out the our fellow developers through cold emails and LinkedIn messages. Over the past few months, we have spoken with hundreds of embedded developers across North America, Europe, and Asia. To start, we asked each developer one simple question, “How do you prototype embedded applications?” We did this to learn how other developers build new applications quickly and effectively. Along the way, we were amazed by how many developers responded with detailed feedback and best practice suggestions.

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Thanks for Supporting Floop

We open-sourced floop to share a tool that lets embedded developers standardize how they push and run code across different types of devices. Along the way, we never expected such positive feedback from the embedded community. Thanks to your support, floop reached more than 500 downloads in its first week!

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