SANTA CRUZ, CA. November 10, 2015, When it comes to Internet of Things development, watches, glasses and other wearables capture the public’s imagination and get the most hype in the media, but for developers working on IoT, wearables are the most likely device type to have been targeted and abandoned according to a newly released survey of developers actively working on Internet of Things projects.
The survey report, the latest edition in Evans Data’s continuing Internet of Things vertical survey service polled IoT developers globally in six languages on a variety of IoT subjects including types of devices being targeted. Industrial devices were the type of target most commonly cited as currently being worked upon, with just over 50% currently working on an industrial IoT project. Wearables, on the other hand, were the most likely to have been worked on in the past, but no longer targeted, with 28% of the developers falling into this category.
Connected home and connected car were the targets that developers were most optimistic about targeting in the next 12 months.
“Wearables are intended to change the way people live and so they tend to capture the imagination of the public and people get more excited about them,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data. “But in fact industrial devices, the manufacturing floor, logistics, and machinery are the most ripe areas for IoT and that’s where we see the most IoT developers focusing their energy.”
The survey series provides continuing coverage of Internet of Things development across most of Evans Data’s focused survey series including Mobile Development, Cloud Development, Big Data and Analytics and the extensive Global Development survey. All surveys in the series provide focused data within a 3 to 5% margin of error.
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