I am working on integration services for salesforce. Salesforce has APIs e.g. for creating Account, Contact, Lead etc., making it easy to develop integration services.
Now I have been asked to develop integration services for IoT-Cloud. This is where I got confused. First of all I think I need access to salesforce IOT Cloud. Is IoT cloud even for sale already? I am not sure about that yet, but assume I have access.
Does salesforce IoT cloud have REST APIs? Or does it uses third party platforms to connect devices to cloud?
As per docs, salesforce says IoT Cloud collects data from connected devices. Now if I have IoT cloud access, how will the device be connected and how will data be sent to IoT cloud? Like in SAP and Thingworx IOT, does salesforce IoT also provide APIs to create things, Connect to virtual device etc?