5 Lessons Learned by Successful IoT Developers
Here are 5 lessons learned by successful IoT developers.
Fortunately there are people there whose job is to help you navigate federal and state compliance. Having a partner to help with compliance saves you a lot of headache in the long run.
3. Test, test, and then test again. Testing everything from your prototype to your software is key to success. Test the hardware’s materials, costs, the product’s ease of use, and even how users interact with prototypes.
All IoT devices, however, must somehow connect to a smartphone or the web. Cumbersome setups and functionalies make users want to abandon the process for another product. The software may make sense to you but then again you probably had a hand in developing it. Test the software with potential end users to get feedback and rule out as many glitches as possible.
IoT companies who rush to market without sufficient testing risk high abandonment rates and damage to their reputation. You only get to launch your IoT product once. Why not do it right the first time?
4. Get billing right the first time. Unless you’re an accounting wiz, billing is time consuming and complicated. Like compliance, billing is an area where you need to find a dependable billing partner to guide you. Doing so frees you up to do what you do best- developing IoT products.
5. Embrace cloud technology. IoT infrastructure is complicated and comes with certain security risks. As your business and your clients scale, the amount of data needed will grow. Setting up in-house data centers is typically a costly and an unnecessary route for your business.
Utilizing cloud technology puts your IoT business in a position to scale much more easily and quickly than other options. Most cloud providers can handle this for you at a lower cost and, since they are experts in cloud technology, they provide more up to date security than you could if you handled it in-house