If We Build IoT, They Will Come. Right?

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Editor’s note: Jim Hunter is chief scientist and Nate Williams is the executive vice president of Emerging Business at Greenwave Systems. Williams is also an adviser for the Internet of Things Consortium.

It looks like this IoT trend is starting to catch on with the developer community. At least, that’s a conclusion one could draw from the reported results of a new Evans Data Corporation survey. Of the 1,400 developers who participated in this survey, 40 percent said they were either working on applications for connected devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) now or expect to begin work on applications within the next six months. 

Google’s purchase of Nest for $3.2 billion was a seminal moment for IoT. This event both validated the market and placed significant attention on IoT. Subsequent acquisitions of Dropcam (by Google), Axeda (by PTC), and SmartThings (by Samsung

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