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Whence the name IoFlo?

Coming from academia, it’s common to invent some obscure but clever acronym for a new technology platform or algorithm. This sounds all very impressive and necessarily esoteric but not very accessible. So something like Hierarchical Action Framework or HAF is descriptive but not memorable.
So we decided to combine a couple of core features into a name that would, we hope, be more accessible and memorable, and also, by the way, be a name for which the associated domain names were available. So ioflo was born. IO for *input output and Flo for flow which captures the internet of things, sensing (input) and actuation (output) effortlessly flowing through the system like water. Flo also evokes the Flow Based Programming aspect of the framework. So there you have it ioflo.

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