7 Challenges of IoT (Internet of Things) Software Development

The statement that the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming industries, business processes and software development (choose whatever you like the most here) has bored everyone to tears. Connected devices are capturing the market in all estimates, investments yielding good returns generally, consumers are happy and businesses are growing faster than your waistline during the holidays.

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Due to the booming demand, the competition among IoT startups and development companies is knife-fighting level fierce. This and the lack of generally accepted standards make programmers constantly looking for new practices and updated protocols. Only a scrupulous approach to every software issue will result in efficient development.

Something is left unsaid. These days, IoT software development is actually a minefield. The market requires high-quality, scalable, robust, secure and user-friendly solutions. Development teams have to reassess their standard procedures to take everything into account. Wait. What would reassessing “everything” mean in the context of these projects?

1) Operating System Considerations

Before starting the IoT application development, several technical factors should be carefully considered. First of all, the team has to evaluate IoT devices they will work with. Unlike traditional desktops, IoT devices are far less powerful and have relatively tiny memory capacity. This means the developers have to choose the corresponding operating system. It should both fit the capabilities of the device and the requirements for its functionality.

2) Choosing Gateways

Speaking of gateways, they’re the key to connecting all the elements. Different devices can have different connectivity protocols: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, serial ports, Zigbee and have various energy profiles. Gateways are located between the connected devices, IoT sensors and the cloud, so the entire IoT ecosystem depends on them.

This article originally appeared on iotforall.com.  To read the full article, click here.

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