IoT application development presents an enormous opportunity to reshape entire industries. According to McKinsey & Co, the merging of the physical and digital worlds via IoT could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025.
The Challenge of IoT App Development
Your organization may be wondering how to harness IoT to improve operations and deliver differentiating products and services. This requires building IoT apps or software that combine sensor data with predictive analytics and machine learning technologies to create intelligent, context-aware and proactive user experiences for your employees, customers and partners.
However, building these types of IoT applications—or Smart Apps, as they’re often called—can be challenging.
IoT application development requires many, disparate technologies. IoT solutions are typically composed of a complex, heterogeneous mix of IoT endpoints, platforms, back-end systems and data (e.g. sensors, actuators, processors, embedded software, local and long-range connectivity, middleware, apps, analytics, machine learning, etc.).
This all results in a lot of time and effort to build IoT applications. On top of that, the accelerating pace of change is making it hard for enterprise IT teams to keep up with new capabilities and advancements.
The Mendix Platform is the fastest and easiest way to build IoT software and applications. The IoT app platform’s visual, model-driven approach enables both pro and less technical developers to consume IoT services from best-in-class IoT platforms, including AWS, IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure and KPN LoRa. Through this platform-agnostic strategy, Mendix enables organizations to build rich experiences on top of connected devices to transform their operations, products and business models.