Chances are your small business already uses Internet of Things technology for day-to-day tasks. Smartphones, for instance, have become a standard tool for any businessperson to stay on top of emails, projects, finances, and processes. And now, IoT and cloud networks provide seamless interaction between managers and employees with smartphones, computers, and IoT hardware to streamline workflow companywide.
Internet of Things development is making great strides, but there are still problems IoT software developers must face before mass adoption of the technology – similar to smartphones and the Internet – occurs. IoT developers are facing the same integration issues web and mobile developers had to solve years ago: security, data, compatibility, and other technology concerns. IoT is the future of data collection and categorization, but these challenges must be kept in mind and anticipated for IoT to develop into a technology that impacts the entire world.
One of the super-powers of Aeris’ AerCloud IoT application platform is that developers can separate the data modeling and visualization development from the delivery and connection of the physical thing providing the data. Literally, in a matter of a few minutes, we were able to use the AerCloud console to create a data model and container to hold the data for our shuttle tracking project, which we started building in our last blog post.