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Report: A developer’s checklist for deploying the internet of things

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A developer’s checklist for deploying the internet of things by Rich Morrow:

The “things” in the “internet of things” (IoT) encompass a wide range of devices:

  • sensors and sensor arrays like the Nest and SmartThings,
  • wearables like the Pebble smartwatch and Google Glass,
  • and embedded technologies like Tesla and Ford’s Smart Cars.

Samsung spokesperson displays the connectivity feature on a Samsung smart refrigerator at the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Even Samsung, the current leader of the mobile space, has its eyes set on the smart-home market, with refrigerators that will text you (or the Amazon Grocery delivery truck) when you’re out of milk.

 

The possibilities are staggering, but these “things” represent some significant challenges to app developers.

Developers, in particular, will have to cope with an unprecedented explosion of supported devices and form factors, extensive network optimizations to make both the front end and back end more responsive, highly capable edge devices to which more processing may (and should) be pushed, and finally, a plan to capture, process, and wrangle business value and from all of the data these devices generate.

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While each development project will require different skills, and the IoT is still in its earliest stages, there are certain tools with which budding IoT developers should be familiar.

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