Thursday, September 11, 2014

Internet of Things (IoT) Projections

One in ten of the software developers reading this blog posting will be developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2019.

ABI Research believes that more than three million developers, or roughly ten percent of all software developers, will be working on IoT projects by 2019. By the end of 2014, ABI tells us, 1.7 million developers will be programming IoT activities.

A number of factors will account for the growth of IoT activities. The company cites the recent release of application development kits, the production of sensors and sensor engines, the price drops in 3D printers, and crowdfunding platforms that make it easier for IoT projects to get operating revenue.

ABI Research's Dan Shey warns that the marketplace will expect polished software products from developers. "Consumers will shun away from anything that is not inspiringly designed and robustly produced."

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