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awesome-open-iot Awesome

A curated list of awesome open source IoT frameworks, libraries and software.

Note that the list only features components we think are particularly relevant for IoT (e.g they are appropriate for use in embedded IoT devices, deal with the specific constraints of IoT communication networks, etc.). The reader will want to refer to the Awesome catalog for more references in his/her programming language or technical field of choice.

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth Smart (BLE)

Name Description License Language
bluez Official Linux Bluetooth protocol stack GPL C
Gatt
GitHub stars
Gatt is a Go package for building Bluetooth Low Energy peripherals BSD-3 Go
noble
GitHub stars
A Node.js BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) central module MIT Node.js

enOcean

Name Description License Language
EnJ
GitHub stars
EnJ: EnOcean Java library ASL Java
Python EnOcean
GitHub stars
A Python library for reading and controlling EnOcean devices MIT Python
serialport-enocean-parser
GitHub stars
An EnOcean Serial Protocol 3 (ESP3) parser for node-serialport WTFPL Node.js

KNX

TBC

LoRa / LoRaWAN

Name Description License Language
LoRa packet forwarder
GitHub stars
A program running on the host of a Lora Gateway that forward RF packets receive by the concentrator to a server through a IP/UDP link, and emits RF packets that are sent by the server. BSD-3 C
The Things Network
GitHub stars
A complete LoRaWAN network stack (router, broker, message handler) MIT Go

NFC

Name Description License Language
libnfc
GitHub stars
libnfc is a library which allows userspace application access to NFC devices. LGPL v3 C
Go NFC
GitHub stars
Go bindings for libnfc LGPL v3 Go
Node NFC
GitHub stars
Node.js bindings for libnfc MIT Node.js
Java NFC
GitHub stars
nfctools library for Java ASL Java

RS-232 / Serial

Name Description License Language
Java Simple Serial Connector
GitHub stars
Platform-independent serial port access for Java LGPL Java
rxtx
GitHub stars
A Java cross platform wrapper library for the serial port LGPL Java/C
OpenJDK Device/IO The Device I/O Project provides a Java-level API for accessing generic device peripherals on embedded devices. GPL w/ classpath exception Java/C

RS-485

TBC

ZigBee

TBC

Z-Wave

TBC

Data Encoding

This section focuses on data encoding formats that are particularly appropriate for IoT scenarios (i.e bandwidth or battery efficient, small memory footprint, …)

CBOR

Name Description License Language
TinyCBOR
GitHub stars
TinyCBOR is Intel's industrial strength C/C++ implementation of CBOR, as used in the IoTivity framework. MIT C

More at: http://cbor.io/impls.html

FlatBuffers

Name Description License Language
Offical libraries from Google
GitHub stars
FlatBuffers is an efficient cross platform serialization library for games and other memory constrained apps. ASLv2 C++, C#, C, Go, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python

Protocol Buffers

Name Description License Language
Offical libraries from Google
GitHub stars
Protocol Buffers (a.k.a., protobuf) are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data. BSD-3 C++, Java, Python, Objective-C, C#, JavaScript, Ruby, Go
nanopb
GitHub stars
Nanopb is a small code-size Protocol Buffers implementation in ansi C. It is especially suitable for use in microcontrollers, but fits any memory restricted system. BSD-3 C

Data Visualization

See awesome-dataviz.

Data Storage

Name Description License Language
CrateDB
GitHub stars
CrateDB is a distributed SQL database that makes it simple to store and analyze massive amounts of machine data in real-time. Apache 2.0 Java

Device Discovery

mDNS / Bonjour

Name Description License Language
mdns
GitHub stars
Simple mDNS client/server library in Golang MIT Go
bonjour
GitHub stars
mDNS/DNS-SD (also known as Apple Bonjour) library for Go (in pure Go) MIT Go
node_mdns
GitHub stars
mDNS/zeroconf/bonjour service discovery add-on for Node.js MIT Node.js
mdnsjava
GitHub stars
Multicast DNS (mDNS) & DNS-Based Service Discovery (DNS-SD) in Java BSD Java

uPNP

Name Description License Language
goupnp
GitHub stars
goupnp is a UPnP client library for Go BSD-2 Go
UpnpServer
GitHub stars
Fast and light upnp server for Node.js GPLv2 Node.js
Cling Java/Android UPnP library and tools LGPL/CDDL-1.0 Java

Gateway

Name Description License Language
Eclipse Kura
GitHub stars
Eclipse Kura is a Java/OSGi-based framework for IoT gateways Java
OpenWrt OpenWrt is an embedded operating system based on the Linux kernel, primarily used on embedded devices to route network traffic GPLv2 C, Lua
UBOS
GitHub stars
UBOS is an Arch-derived Linux distro optimized for cost-efficient administration Personal Servers and Indie IoT Devices Linux many

Home Automation

Name Description License Language
Calaos
GitHub stars
Calaos is a free software project (GPLv3) that lets you control and monitor your home. GPLv3 C++
Freedomotic
GitHub stars
Freedomotic is an open source, flexible, secure Internet of Things (IoT) development framework, useful to build and manage modern smart spaces. GPLv2 Java
openHAB
GitHub stars
The open Home Automation Bus (openHAB) project aims at providing a universal integration platform for all things around home automation EPL Java
Eclipse SmartHome
GitHub stars
The Eclipse SmartHome project is a framework that allows building smart home solutions that have a strong focus on heterogeneous environments. It provides a uniform access to devices and information and to facilitate different kinds of interactions with them. EPL Java
Home Assistant
GitHub stars
Home Assistant is a home automation platform running on Python 3. It is able to track and control all devices at home and offer a platform for automating control. Apache 2.0 Python 3

Messaging

CoAP

Name Description License Language
Californium
GitHub stars
Californium is a Java CoAP implementation for IoT Cloud services. EPL/EDL Java
microcoap
GitHub stars
A small CoAP implementation for microcontrollers MIT C (Arduino)
gocoap
GitHub stars
Implementation of CoAP in go MIT Go
node-coap
GitHub stars
node-coap is a Node.js client and server library for CoAP modelled after the http module. MIT Node.js

Modbus

Name Description License Language
go modbus
GitHub stars
Fault-tolerant implementation of modbus protocol in Go BSD-3 Go
j2mod
GitHub stars
Enhanced Modbus library implemented in the Java programming language Apache Java
libmodbus
GitHub stars
libmodbus is a free software library to send/receive data with a device which respects the Modbus protocol. This library can use a serial port or an Ethernet connection. LGPL v2.1 C
modbus4j
GitHub stars
A high-performance and ease-of-use implementation of the Modbus protocol written in Java by Infinite Automation Systems and Serotonin Software. Supports ASCII, RTU, TCP, and UDP transports as slave or master, automatic request partitioning and response data type parsing. GPL v3 Java
node-modbus-stack
GitHub stars
A StreamStack implementation of the MODBUS protocol, for NodeJS. MIT Node.js
pymodbus
GitHub stars
A full modbus protocol written in Python BSD Python

MQTT

Name Description License Language
Eclipse Paho The Eclipse Paho project provides open-source client implementations of MQTT EPL/EDL Java, Python, Javascript, Go, C, .Net (C#), Embedded C/C++
Eclipse Mosquitto
GitHub stars
Eclipse Mosquitto is an open source message broker that implements the MQTT protocol versions 3.1 and 3.1.1. [...] This makes it suitable for "Internet of Things" messaging such as with low power sensors or mobile devices such as phones, embedded computers or microcontrollers like the Arduino. EPL/EDL C, Python
Moquette
GitHub stars
Moquette is a lightweight MQTT broker in Java ASLv2 Java
MQTT.js
GitHub stars
MQTT.js is a client library for the MQTT protocol, written in JavaScript for node.js and the browser. MIT Javascript

MQTT-SN

Name Description License Language
mqtt-sn-tools
GitHub stars
Command line tools written in C for the MQTT-SN (MQTT for Sensor Networks) protocol. MIT C

OPC-UA

Name Description License Language
Eclipse Milo
GitHub stars
Eclipse Milo provides all the tools necessary to implement OPC Unified Architecture (UA) client and/or server functionality in any JVM-based project. EPL/EDL Java
node-opcua
GitHub stars
An implementation of a OPC UA stack fully written in Javascript and Node.js MIT Node.js
OPC UA .NET
GitHub stars
The official OPC Foundation OPC UA .NET Stack and sample applications. GPLv2 .Net
open62541
GitHub stars
An open source and free C (C99) OPC UA stack licensed MPLv2 C

Operating Systems

Name Description License Language
Contiki
GitHub stars
Contiki is an open source operating system for the Internet of Things. Contiki connects tiny low-cost, low-power microcontrollers to the Internet. BSD-3 C
FreeRTOS A cross-platform real-time operating system GPL-like C
mbed OS ARM® mbed™ OS is an open source embedded operating system designed specifically for the "things" in the Internet of Things (IoT). It includes all the features you need to develop a connected product based on an ARM Cortex-M microcontroller ASLv2 C/C++
OpenWrt OpenWrt is an embedded operating system based on the Linux kernel, primarily used on embedded devices to route network traffic GPLv2 C, Lua
RIOT-OS
GitHub stars
RIOT OS is an operating system for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It is based on a microkernel and designed for energy efficiency, hardware independent development and a high degree of modularity LGPL C
UBOS
GitHub stars
UBOS is an Arch-derived Linux distro optimized for cost-efficient administration Personal Servers and Indie IoT Devices Linux many
Zephyr Zephyr Project is a small, scalable real-time operating system for use on resource-constrained systems supporting multiple architectures. ASLv2 C

Remote Management

Libraries that can be used to implement remote management of IoT devices

LWM2M

Name Description License Language
Betwixt
GitHub stars
Betwixt is a LWM2M Client and Server in Go ASL Go
Eclipse Leshan
GitHub stars
Eclipse Leshan is a LWM2M implementation in Java EPL/EDL Java
lwm2m-node-lib
GitHub stars
lwm2m-node-lib is a library for building LWM2M applications (client and server) in Javascript AGPL Node.js
Eclipse Wakaama
GitHub stars
Eclipse Wakaama is a LWM2M implementation in C EPL/EDL C
AwaLWM2M
GitHub stars
Awa LWM2M is an implementation of the OMA Lightweight M2M protocol in C BSD-3 C

OMA-DM

Name Description License Language
libdmclient
GitHub stars
libdmclient implements the client-side of OMA DM 1.2 protocol ASL C

SNMP

Name Description License Language
SNMP4J SNMP4J is an enterprise class free open source and state-of-the-art SNMP implementation for Java™ SE 1.4 or later ASL Java
GoSNMP
GitHub stars
A simple SNMP library written in Go BSD Go

TR-069

Name Description License Language
netcwmp
GitHub stars
A software client for enabling TR-069 in embedded devices ASLv2 C

Robotics and Physical computing

Name Description License Language
Artoo
GitHub stars
Artoo is a micro-framework for robotics using Ruby. ASLv2 Ruby
Cylon.js
GitHub stars
Cylon.js is a JavaScript framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things. ASLv2 Node.js
Gobot
GitHub stars
Gobot is a framework using the Go programming language for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things. ASLv2 Go

Security

DNS-SEC

Name Description License Language
Dnsruby
GitHub stars
Dnsruby is a pure Ruby DNS client library which implements a stub resolver and supports DNSSEC ASLv2 Ruby
dnssecjava
GitHub stars
A DNSSEC validating stub resolver for Java. EPL Java

DTLS

Name Description License Language
DTLS Go
GitHub stars
DTLS 1.2 in Go MIT Go
Eclipse Scandium
GitHub stars
The Scandium (Sc) sub-project within Californium implements DTLS 1.2 to secure your application through ECC with pre-shared keys, certificates, or raw public keys. EPL/EDL Java
Eclipse TinyDTLS tinydtls is a library for Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) covering both the client and the server state machine. tinydtls is a library for Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) covering both the client and the server state machine. EPL/EDL C
mbed TLS mbed TLS (previously PolarSSL) is an implementation of the TLS and SSL protocols and the respective cryptographic algorithms and support code required. ASLv2 C
OpenSSL OpenSSL is an open source project that provides a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. OpenSSL/SSLeay C/Assembly
PyDTLS
GitHub stars
Datagram Transport Layer Security for Python ASLv2 Python

TLS

Name Description License Language
mbed TLS mbed TLS (previously PolarSSL) is an implementation of the TLS and SSL protocols and the respective cryptographic algorithms and support code required. ASLv2 C
OpenSSL OpenSSL is an open source project that provides a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. OpenSSL/SSLeay C/Assembly

Workflow management

Name Description License Language
Node-RED
GitHub stars
A visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things. ASL Node.js
huginn
GitHub stars
Huginn is a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. MIT Ruby
Nebula
A docker orchestrator designed to manage IoT devices GPL v3 Python

Contributing

Contributions are very welcome! In order to be considered an Awesome Open IoT project you need the following:

  • Valid OSI approved license,
  • Proven record of regular commits,
  • Significant community interest shown through GitHub stars,
  • Project is focused on solving problems that are specific to IoT.

Please also have a look at this contributing guide for some general guidelines.