Best Internet of Things Product Development Money Can Buy

 

  • We know how Internet of things works
  • We know how to build clients unique products
  • We know how IoT products can scale economies

Internet of things product development is now a forte of RASPBERRY ii. We are having fun, bringing our clients’ crazy ideas for IoT wearables, 3D design models for new products, architecture needs, and applications to life. It’s the most exciting avenue of technology marketing right now and we’re in the race.

INTERNET OF THINGS CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

IoT is taking the world by storm! Yet there are those who don’t understand the technology and its huge impact. Discussions are held spanning hours to understand the issues related to the Internet of Things, its challenges and opportunities. A major challenge is the skepticism of some technology businesses, most of which are small and not investing in the tech simply because they are unable to see the opportunities they can avail in this field.

  • Majority of small businesses are already expecting benefits of IoT on their bottom line.
  • Small businesses can reduce costs by using IoT tech for their office devices.
  • Investing in a small product that has scope for the data it uses will lead to great ROI.

HOW DOES INTERNET OF THINGS WORK?

 

Before we show you how our teams are making great and unique products and architectures for new IoT technology with our clients, let’s answer this question briefly: How does the Internet of Things work, please?

Well, in simplest of words, IoT refers to web-enabled technology (electronic devices) that gathers data from its surrounding environment, sends it to a central cloud-based system, which tells it in return to modify its functions. It works through data collection and automated decisions based on that data to improve efficiency.

INTERNET OF THINGS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

 

When it comes to actual IoT product development, the most basic thing you need to understand is that you’ll need an embedded system. This means you’ll need to develop both a software program that can process the data you want the device to use and hardware to support that software and ensure transmission of data.

The secret reason why Raspberry Solution is suddenly an expert in IoT objects is the fact that the software platforms required for IoT development are already used by our programmers and developers in web development and mobile application development. Let’s discuss that below.

IoT product development works as follows:

Talk to us today about your IoT idea and let’s discuss how we can help build you the product

INTERNET OF THINGS ARCHITECTURE

 

Now that we’ve talked about what IoT stands for, how it works, and how it’s developed, we need to understand Internet of Things architecture.
To discuss IoT architecture, we need to begin with the successful development platforms that are already revolutionizing the IoT arena. We pick a development platform so the development team can begin to work on the product. The most successful IoT development platforms these days are:

  • Arduino: It comes with:
    • A board processor
    • Code writing application called IDE (integrated development environment)
    • C code library shields
  • Windows 10 IoT Core: It’s powered by:
    • IoT optimized OS
    • Visual Studio
    • Arduino Wiring API

INTERNET OF THINGS EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

 

Since IoT works on embedded programming, the platforms supporting the technology are also new (capable of handling programming needs for both hardware as well as software). The hardware required for IoT comes in unconventional, small sizes. It is usually categorized as chips and boards that come with a big range of prices and processing capacities.
The IoT hardware usually contains components, such as:

  • Low-power boards with processors like Arduino Uno
  • FPGA (field programmable gate arrays)
  • Smaller boards called shields that connect with main boards and control limited functions

Among the embedded systems that are popular now, RasPi2 (Raspberry Pi 2) is our favorite. It’s a hand-sized small computer that runs with Windows 10 IoT Core and is capable of running a complete IoT system on multiple devices by working as their data server.
Other popular systems include the following:

  • Linux powered BeagleBoard
  • Intel’s Edison and Galileo boards
  • Samsung’s ARTIK

Each of these brands work better with a specific kind of products and are popular in different industries.

INTERNET OF THINGS CODING LANGUAGES

 

While we’ve already talked about how Internet of things product development is a complex process of developing embedded technology where hardware and software are both custom built for each new product, there should be at least some mention of the coding platforms that are helping RASPBERRY ii developers create unique IoT products for our clients.
We already told you our coders are experts in the programming languages required for IoT development, since they have already created numerous website, software products, and mobile apps using them. The most commonly known among these languages and there use in IoT is discussed quite briefly as follows:

  1. Java: Java is favored by some of our coders who don’t want their code to rely heavily on hardware. That way they can replicate their codes into multiple programs with similar functions without making major changes in the code to fit the new hardware. All a programmer needs to do is run libraries on hardware components, and the product will be ready to run.
  2. C Family: While C and C++ do not have the portability of Java, these are the most trusted languages for embedded systems development. While C is a more commonly used programming language, C++ – its object-oriented version – comes handier because it supports multiple OS platforms, such as Arduino and the Linux OS.
  3. Python: It’s often considered the go-to web development coding language these days and works well with IoT as well, thanks to its easy integration with the Raspberry Pi processing hardware. It’s a flexible tool, as it’s an interpreted language, which makes is easy to read and write. We have a lot of fans here at Raspberry Solution.
  4. JavaScript: Another great option for IoT coding, which can completely run on an embedded system, both on the user’s end of the application and the server on the back-end. While Node.js works great this way, JS also has DeviceJS, which is an ideal coding platform to program controllers and sensors.

INTERNET OF THINGS AND SECURITY

 

The question of Internet of things and security is an important one, since there have been many incidents where vulnerabilities were found in IoT networks. This is why establishing necessary security measures is a mandatory guideline for IoT developers in our teams. Once a product is developed, we make sure it’s protected with proxies and encryption (and other techniques) to avoid anybody getting access to our clients’ networks they were not granted.

HOW AN IoT PROJECT IS PROCESSED AT RASPBERRY SOLUTION

 

Since every IoT development project has unique requirements, we do not use a generic order form for you to place an order. In fact, the project cycle works something like this:

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