From everything I have seen, IoT was all the rage at CES this year. While the consumer market is what most people refer to when they think about the Internet of Things, we should remember it's still mostly the industrial applications that are leading the curve when it comes to companies purchasing these devices. Get ready for this to change. Apps are starting to drive consumer habits and ideas around home automation and tracking of data in their lives. If companies like Apple and Google get serious with things like Homekit or Google Wear at their respective developer conferences this year, you will will see an explosion of apps and general consumer interest in 2015. While the consumer market is fragmented, it's huge and just waiting to be tapped.
The Internet of Things Explained
At its most basic, the Internet of Things (IoT) consists of billions of devices connected to the internet, including PCs, smartphones, fridges, security systems, baby monitors and cars. Many devices will be wearable, like health monitors, activity trackers, smartwatches and smart glasses.
Internet of Things: Are We Nearly There Yet?
Accenture estimates that there will be 50 billion digital devices by 2020, with chief technology officer Paul Daugherty saying it will "dwarf the mobile industry". But not yet.
The IoT Ecosystem Meets the Supply Chain
Costs being driven down by competition, software costs and missing software standards will force companies to work together and give a common language and set of API's to work together as they can all come market more quickly.
What Is the Internet of Things (IoT)
This article shares many of the facts and predictions of the industry and along with some thoughts on how we might all benefit when the IoT becomes more mainstream and the data that is captured can be analyzed.
How Splunk Caught Wall Street's Eye By Taming The Messy World Of IoT Data
To understand the challenge of making money from data produced by the broad category of data sources known as the Internet of Things, it is vital to think about the difference between the forest and the trees.
The Devices Making Healthcare Smarter
Pill bottles that can tell a caregiver when a patient’s missed a dose. Diapers that can pinpoint urinary tract infections and monitor hydration. A baby monitor that allows parents to get information on their baby’s breathing, temperature and body position from anywhere in the world.
My Sensors Detect an Internet of Stupid Things
At no stage have any of these product marketers answered a simple question: just because a device can be packed with sensors and put online, does it actually serve a consumer purpose?
How to Develop Applications for the Internet of Things
The starting point for Internet of Things applications are the things themselves. These edge devices typically have no screen (although that's not always the case), a low-power processor, some sort of embedded operating system and a way of communicating (usually wirelessly) using one or more communication protocols.
DIY Arduino Quadcopter Represents Ease of Arduino Implementation
This recent shift towards DIY Arduino hobbyist and makers is a perfect example of how easy it is to connect and build Arduino and other IoT devices. Arduino is leading the charge in enabling you to connect devices in an interactive environment, from turning off and on your lights to to controlling quadcopters.
Ambi Climate: The Smart Add-on For Your Air Conditioner by Ambi Lab
Another IoT project gets funded for multiples on the amount that they were asking. The market is still hot for devices like this today!
How Is UX for IoT Different?
IoT devices come in a wide variety of form factors, with varying input and output capabilities. Some may have screens, such as heating controllers or washing machines. Some may have other ways of communicating with us (such as flashing LEDs or sounds).