Applying the lessons of mobile dev to IoT

Published Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

IoT product development has the opportunity to draw on some of the lessons hard won over the years of developing for mobile.

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I got the opportunity to write an opinion piece for IBM Developer Works on what lessons from other aspects of technology could be applied to IoT. I drew from my own experience in mobile, looking at:

  • how decoupling services from avatars create more natural interaction methods
  • assuming connectivity issues and adopting an offline first approach
  • How the hardware & software design process unfolds as a result of interaction refinement.

This challenge is magnified when you consider the numerous contexts in which your IoT product might be used. It might just be a sensor, but how do you interact with it? Is it by using a mobile or web application? Is configuration different than reporting? How usable are these interfaces? The list of questions can seem endless.

Full article at IBM Developer Works: Best practices for IoT development

"Applying the lessons of mobile dev to IoT" by ajfisher is licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License.

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