Developers, the Internet of things needs you! 300,000 today, they will be 4.5 million in 2020 to code applications for connected objects. The rise of the Internet of things will cause a real boom in demand for developers and industrialists will literally to pluck them out. Soon, we cannot soon sell any toothbrush without link it to a mobile application and these connected objects are going to embark more and more lines of code. VisionMobile analysts, a specialist in mobile apps, believe that manufacturers still underestimate this explosion, just as Nokia, Blackberry or even Google have underestimated the rise of smartphones.
The era of the management application developer ends: embracing the developer for connected objects
In June 2010, after 7 years of working on Android, Andy Rubin presented to top management the results of his efforts. The opportunity to reveal its predictions for the growth of this rival OS to iOS. He believed that Android could reach 200 million terminals deployed within 3 years. Only rather than a linear progression, it was exponential and in 2013, Android had already surpassed 1.2 billion of smartphones sold. For experts from VisionMobile, the Internet of objects will know the same explosive growth and demand for developers will follow this trend. Michael Vakulenko, Strategy Director at VisionMobile and Stijn Schuermans, Senior Business Analyst the authors of the study believe even that the movement is now launched. 2020 demand developers will grow at a rate of more than 60 per cent, rising from 300,000 this year to 1.5 million in just 2 years and 4.5 million in 2020.
Attract developers, the key to the success of the products and services of tomorrow
Companies who in recent years have largely scorned developer function, prefer to outsource this function considered its value-added and entrust these tasks to Indians seeking now entice the developers of mobile applications. They multiply the hackathons, created the internal incubators to attract them to the startups. Bankers, insurers, automakers have now clearly understood and all will want to make available to development platforms, and all hope to create an ecosystem of developers dedicated around them. There are already over 50, a number will only grow in the years to come. Few will succeed. Even Microsoft is struggling with its Microsoft Phone ecosystem. Need to find the right business model, but also to motivate developers to ensure that they agree to develop for your product. Not so simple, because the money is far from being the main motivation of the developer… Manufacturers will have to comply with a new culture sometimes very distant from that which is practiced in their glass towers.
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Source : « IoT: Breaking Free From Internet And Things », Etude VisionMobile, June 2014