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IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
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1/20/2015 | 1:53:02 PM
Developing for IOTivity
Developing for IOTivity seems like a good way to launch and design your own standards and not worry about the platforming of the IOT device. This can set things straight and encourage IOT sales across a wide range of platforms even in parts of the world where people stick to one platform due to networking inconveniences.
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1/21/2015 | 7:59:48 AM
Competing standards
Staring out in the home automation arena seems like the best place to be right now.  Many of the automated systems inside the corporate environment are nearly appliance like at this point and have a relatively long life,  the home market on the other hand is wide open and will advance faster in the short term.  Once people get used to the IoT in their homes it won't be so unusual to see it popping up in their offices.  The market also seems much wider in the consumer space.  Right now IoT inside a corporate environment is only going to be seen by a handful of people and everyone else is going to be oblivious that it even exists.  In the home it's going to have a much more personal touch.
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1/27/2015 | 12:26:05 PM
Re: IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
This is good to hear - any time you hear mention of the big IoT explosion, the first thing out of everyone's mouth is 'but we need some standards and best practices in place' or 'we're just waiting on the standards and infrastructure'. Well, who do they think is supposed to make those standards? That's part of our job, guys. Good to see someone's actually putting in the work to make it happen, and I think the consortium approach is the right one. Anybody trying to make a product in this space first and sell it to device makers later is going to have a bad time - the IoTivity approach reminds me of OpenDaylight. Built from the ground up with the big players' needs in mind, but also built for the long haul, and open to everybody.

I like SaneIT's point quite a lot. On the one hand, it's not exactly like homeowners are foaming at the mouth to buy these IoT-connected thermostats (that is, we don't know how well these devices will sell one way or the other), but on the other hand, it's such a broad market that no matter what you make, you can rest assured that someone will buy it. That's all you need for the first generation - you can get some numbers on the board, see what sticks, and improve the product for the next generation. By contrast, maybe the enterprise market is slightly more sink-or-swim. As for IoTivity vs. AllSeen? Certainly not my area of expertise, but it sounds like IoTivity is a bit further along in development, which I would think counts for a lot in this space. Both have a big mobile name and an estbalished desktop name (Samsung/Intel v Qualcomm/Microsoft), but I think people will follow Samsung's lead on mobile.

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