The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contains embedded technology in order for them to communicate and interact with their environments and each other. More devices are becoming network-accessible, so as web developers, we’ll be tasked with coming up with new solutions to help users control and communicate with their cars, heat pumps, ovens, toasters and plants.
Many companies such as Smart Things and LittleBits already have kits that make your house appliances smart so in 2015, we predict that IoT software platforms will continue to displace hardware. Although much of the early hype has been about high-tech wearables and wireless technologies, this year we predict that we will see an increased focus on the software and especially the cloud services to make all these sensors connect, upload data, and drive analytics that generate insights and enable efficiencies and communications across the business.
The IoT movement is so huge that recently Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt predictedthat internet will “simply disappear in the future” as it becomes “part of your presence all the time”.