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what is mimik edge SDK?

It is a SDK with a collection of APIs that enable developers to turn computing devices (mobiles, tablets, PCs, wearables, IoT devices, etc.) into edge cloud servers and network them together.

mimik edgeSDK provides discovery, connection and communication across edge nodes and a runtime environment for microservices.

Physical level

  • Discover other nodes that have mimik edgeSDK (based on network, account and/or proximity)
  • Connect nodes within and across different clusters of nodes grouped by scope
  • Communicate amongst nodes within and across clusters either directly or through a proxy.

Microservice level

  • Discover microservices available on other nodes that have edgeSDK
  • Connect among microservices running on nodes, independent of network topology.
  • Communicate among microservices. edgeSDK provides the base environment, web services and libraries to host and communicate.

mimik edgeSDK key features

  • Easy integration into existing apps through RESTful APIs and native library functions that facilitate control
  • Node and service discovery:  auto-discovery  and auto-routing for nodes within local or across different network(s)
  • Microservice management:  load/start/stop microservice instances
  • Edge web server: runtime environment for microservices

developers benefits

  • Enables developers to build their solution in a microservice model without concern for networking
  • Automatic device discovery with no need for extra signaling or control
  • Advanced peer-to-peer networking without the hassle of low-level network setup or programming
  • Ability to create a cluster of edge devices via local WiFi without internet
  • Ability to communicate with devices on different network clusters through LTE or WAN
  • Memory and CPU-efficient runtime environment for microservices
  • Distributed microservice management tools for deploying, running, and orchestrating microservices
  • Microservice for node-to-node file sharing and beaming (casting) of content from within any app
  • Microservice for hardware-accelerated, real-time dynamic edge-node or cloud-based transcoding
  • SDK is available for various operating systems and hardware platforms
  • All interactions through peer-to-peer RESTful API calls, employing JSON for data exchange
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mimik edgeSDK platform

mimik edge SDK and microservices can run on any computing device such as smartphones, tablets, fixed gateways, auntonomus car gateways, connected TVs, or even servers in the central cloud


mimik microservices:

  • mimik drive microservice: abstracts access to storage available on edge nodes and provides distributed file management via a popular API.
  • mimik beam microservice: beams content from a node to node(s) and/or to service(s), peer-to-peer, one-to-one or one-to-many
  • mimik transcoding microservice: hardware-accelerated real-time dynamic transcoding of video streams on edge nodes.
  • Check out our GitHub projects and learn how to build your own microservices: mimik developer community on GitHub  


system requirements

Supported Platforms

  • Android 5.0 and above
  • iOS version 9.0 and above
  • Linux kernel 3.0 and above
  • Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and above
  • Raspberry Pi Raspbian 8.1 and above


  • 2 cores ARM CPU or more or equivalent on CISC or MIPS processors
  • GPU transcoding capabilities (if transcoding microservice used)
  • Network-WiFi or Ethernet adapter (IEEE 802.11) 2.4 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 500KB available
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