How To Future-Proof Your IoT Software Solutions


BY DANNY APONTE, JULY 2017


Designing IoT Software that Lasts

Software users’ ever-changing expectations are high, and they continue to grow. Whether you are working on a mission-critical enterprise system or this is your first entrepreneurial venture, there’s a great deal to consider before you bring your program or app to market.

In great software, user experience is not just about the interface, quality assurance is not making sure just the “go-right” path is working, and documentation isn’t a benign afterthought.

Any successful new product is created for the end-user. Software has a sophisticated level of involvement, which puts experience at the forefront. This suggests that your amazing new solution will best be developed with an iterative approach that focuses on the user early and often during the process.

The development of precise and security-critical applications requires a rigorous process. The collaborative software stack discussed in this paper offers a team environment for business professionals and software developers, wherein ongoing testing and iterative development is the key to success.

IoT is impacting the software design processes across business sectors. The powerful opportunities it presents spans industries and affects both B2B and B2C markets. Gartner reports that “by 2020, more than half of new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the Internet of Things.” As embedded software becomes more and more mainstream, technology and business leaders may find it’s necessary to re-evaluation their software development methodologies.

Software Collaborators are needed to develop solutions that simply work, and work correctly. A goal-driven collaborator process goes beyond agile, making it bendable and fluid enough to produce incrementally-improving software.

Traversing the Software Stack

The components that are necessary for winning software are essentially the same across industry, user, and the application's purpose. Companies can choose the best development path by first understanding the full range of the software stack.


Effective Agile Methodology

The “vertical slice” approach provides a great framework for efficiency in building full software solutions and incrementally improving software.


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