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Many sources describe the challenges and failures dealt with by the companies launching IoT projects.
In this article, I would like to look into this aspect from the perspective of IoT app developers.
According to the surveys taken by our IoT team that participated in IoT solutions development, we have faced the following issues that we will definitely take into account in the upcoming projects and that may be helpful to other developers:
Communication is the main factor of our teamwork. In the case of IoT project, it implies not only communication between teammates but communication and correct connection between IoT device and application.
It means that in the process of development, it’s extremely important for the development team to have an IoT device on hand. The IoT device is a must-have for the development team.
No other projects demand collaboration between various teams with a specific expertise. It's an absolutely reasonable approach because it’s impossible to have a satisfying level of expertise in each demanded technology. So, managing IoT project requires virtuoso communication and a clear understanding of which division is responsible for what, as well as a clear understanding of the tasks for each stage and each link in the chain with a clearly defined result of the work.
Project Business Goals
Thus, even in the MVP stage it is extremely important to understand business goals of your project. The main goal of the Internet of Things is to solve a business problem, but not to surprise techno geeks with a cool idea. You just need to concentrate on the problem, and the technology will follow. A clear idea will enable the whole team to find better solutions and build development processes.
Apps for Clients
And one of the most important points for the app development team - the Customer often thinks more about connected devices than about the application itself.
However, it is the application and data that create demand for connected devices, but not vice versa. It’s important to remember that even a tiny IoT project can unveil significant business opportunities.
But one of the strongest indicators of IoT maturity is the use of analytics. Adding analytics revolutionizes the project. When you analyze IoT data, you get information that can be used to achieve business goals and objectives. So, don't miss out on opportunities on your way.
The issue of security is so obvious to everyone that it’s not even worth being mentioned.
So, let’s make IoT development processes a happy way for incredible results.