This part of the article will navigate you through IoT system development. It will help you understand how to make an IoT app and turn it into a seamless process.
Identify a Problem
If you are at the crossroads of where to start, begin with identifying the problem you want to solve with the help of an IoT system.
You can either create a solution for internal needs or develop an application and turn it into a startup and application to be used outside your company. If you choose the latter option, you will also need to conduct market research to identify your competitors, target audience, and customer needs.
Choose a Platform
As you already know, there are many IoT app development platforms that you can use to build your own solution.
Aside from the tools mentioned above, you can also choose to develop an IoT application with the help of Android Things or HomeKit. Both platforms try to solve the problem of hardware inconsistency, allowing connecting devices of different manufacturers into a unified system.
Select the Hardware
You can either create your hardware for your IoT solution or use one of the existing ones.
If the latter is the option, you might need to choose microcontrollers and microprocessors. Possible options include Arduino Uno, Mega, ESP8266 or ESP32 boards, STM32F boards, Raspberry Pi, Beagle bone, etc.
Choose an IoT Application Development Company
Finding a company that nailed IoT development is not an easy task. Thus, you need to look for vendors that:
- have previous experience in IoT app development
- successfully developed and released projects
- positive reviews from previous and current customers
The vendor you choose needs to be able to help you build an IoT system and launch it to the market.