“The survey demonstrates that software developers are focussed on this and will clearly play a pivotal role in driving IoT innovation and business adoption in 2015 and beyond."
Software and applications
Regionally speaking, software and applications will be critical in IoT solution development in 2015, as developers plan to interconnect Things with multiple systems – including mobile apps, desktop apps, databases, cloud services, enterprise applications, middleware and other IoT devices:
· 61 percent of Things data will move between devices and servers
· 67 percent of Things will communicate using multiple technologies
· 58 percent of Things will connect to cloud services
· Windows Desktop and Android will be the top operating systems connected to by Things
Furthermore, three out of four A/NZ developers (75 percent) think differently about the user experience – including input and output – when developing IoT solutions versus traditional software.
While more than half of Things (55 percent) are expected to use traditional input (e.g., keyboard, button press) in 2015, local Thing solutions are moving closer to the vision of Things, which does away with traditional touch:
· 86 percent of Things will accept non-traditional input (sensors, GPS, line of site, etc.)
· 22 percent of Things will present information in non-traditional ways (VR, haptic, audible, environmental change, etc.)