Industrial outstrips wearables as key market for IoT developers

Industrial outstrips wearables as key market for IoT developers
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Though wearables may have captured the zeitgeist with regard to the Internet of Things, more than half of developers are working on an industrial IoT project.

That’s the verdict from Evans Data, which polled IoT developers globally in six languages on a number of IoT areas being targeted. 28% had worked on wearables in the past and were not focusing on them any longer, while developers were very positive about working on the connected home and the connected car in the next 12 months.

Evans Data CEO Janel Garvin said: “Wearables are intended to change the way people live and so they tend to capture the imagination of the public and people get more excited about them. But in fact industrial devices, the manufacturing floor, logistics, and machinery are the most-ripe areas for IoT and that’s where we see the most IoT developers focusing their energy.”

At present, IoT developers are very concerned about the security of IoT devices and variety of data. The work on IoT developers mostly focuses on backing acceleration and vibration sensors while creating new apps, followed by electric/magnetic and flow-based sensor devices.

Evans argues 21.7% of developers are engaged on e-commerce related projects, while a third of all developers are primarily focusing on big data and analytics projects, and 20.6% are primarily focusing on firmware or preloaded software for the client device.

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