IoT Developer Ecosystem

In the IoT industry there is a growing notion that "developers" will be its most critical group of stakeholders in the future. This belief stems from the fact that developers of digital applications have been the biggest driving force behind the growth of mobile industry in the past years. The grassroots-style, distinctly speculative innovation has fundamentally been what has brought the needed content into mobile devices, and the hope is that a similar growth-from-the-long-tail phenomenon would take place in the emergent IoT space as well.

This research study explores the early dynamics of the IoT developer ecosystem. In the first section of the study, ABI Research goes through the conceptual foundations of the IoT, and provides an estimate on the number of IoT developers for the 2013-2019 period, broken down by geographical region.

The second section provides a theoretical framework for segmenting developers in terms of two key dimensions (resources and commitment), presenting a quadrant diagram that covers nine resultant developer segments. The forecast on the developer base is also split by the said segments.

In the third and the final section, ABI Research identifies what have so far been the most prominent enablers for the IoT developer ecosystem, and what developer needs they are primarily addressing. A selected number of hardware and software enablers are also placed within the segmentation diagram, according to their perceived positioning.

Table of Contents

  • 1. INTERNET OF THINGS EXPLAINED
    • 1.1. Physical-first versus Digital-first
    • 1.2. The IoT versus M2M
    • 1.3. Internet of Things versus Internet of Everything
    • 1.4. IoT Developers as Part of Wider Developer Ecosystem
  • 2. IOT DEVELOPER SEGMENTATION
    • 2.1. Main Developer Dimensions: Commitment and Resources
    • 2.2. Hobbyist
    • 2.3. Maker
    • 2.4. Entrepreneur
    • 2.5. Speculative Startup
    • 2.6. Productizing Startup
    • 2.7. Scaling Startup
    • 2.8. IoT R&D
    • 2.9. IoT Initiative
    • 2.10. IoT Deployment
    • 2.11. Size of IoT Developer Ecosystem by Segment
  • 3. BUILDING BLOCKS FOR IOT DEVELOPERS
    • 3.1. IoT Development Tools: Hardware
      • 3.1.1. Arduino
      • 3.1.2. Atmel STK500
      • 3.1.3. BeagleBone
      • 3.1.4. Cinterion Concept Board (Gemalto)
      • 3.1.5. Electric Imp
      • 3.1.6. Internet of Everything Kit by Etherios (Digi International)
      • 3.1.7. Intel Galileo
      • 3.1.8. LPCXpresso (NXP)
      • 3.1.9. mbed (ARM)
      • 3.1.10. Raspberry Pi
      • 3.1.11. Thingsquare
      • 3.1.12. WICED (Broadcom)
      • 3.1.13. WunderBar (relayr)
    • 3.2. IoT Development Tools: Software
      • 3.2.1. 2lemetry
      • 3.2.2. Ayla Networks
      • 3.2.3. Axeda
      • 3.2.4. mnubo
      • 3.2.5. M2X (AT&T)
      • 3.2.6. Onion
      • 3.2.7. SeeControl
      • 3.2.8. ThingWorx (PTC)
      • 3.2.9. WunderBar (relayr)
      • 3.2.10. Xively
    • 3.3. Role of Cellular Connectivity
    • 3.4. Access to Crowdfunding
    • 3.5. Future of IoT Value Chain

Tables

  1. Size of Developer Ecosystem, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  2. Size of Developer Ecosystem by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  3. Size of IoT Developer Ecosystem by Segment, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019

Charts

  1. Size of Developer Ecosystem, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  2. Size of Developer Ecosystem by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  3. Size of IoT Developer Ecosystem by Segment, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019

Figures

  1. Internet of Everything
  2. IoT Developer Segmentation
  3. IoT Development Board Positioning
  4. IoT Cloud Platform Positioning
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Research Information

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Publish Date
2Q 2014
Code
AN-1743
Research Type
Business Models Analysis Report
Pages
19