Padi is one of the words for rice in the Indonesian language, where I come from. Specifically, Padi is rice as it is growing in what many people know as Padi Fields.
The Padi platform was created to manage the things in the world of IoT (Internet of Things). To the Padi team, rice grains is a metaphor for the billions of devices that will dominate our smart and connected world in the 21st century.
Padi.io is a tool to help you manage the grains of rice that matter to you! Your bowl of rice, so to speak.