Internet of Things is today huge, but as always it is hyped and includes almost every-Thing. Today we are back in the 1990’s creating business models based on a connected thing, letting the mainframe investigate and use our data. And for me as a customer I again, as it was in the 1990’s, end up with a bunch of incompatible systems, today called apps.
from Postscapes I found a very good sentence
When data is removed from siloed warehouses and is able to be identified and shared between products and services like it is within the current Internet architecture a true Internet of Things can emerge.
The explosion on apps on the phone is a result of innovation, based on the easy accessible sensors on the phone such as, camera, temperature, gps, gyro etc. Imagine the services that could be created if all IoT things was as easy to use as if they all were in the same phone? And in that case which phone?
We will always need integration and a way to interconnect system, IoT also needs that and no company based solution should win expecially if they own a phone. Please go for open solutions when you create your things, from my heart I think that XMPP-IoT is one of the more beautiful solutions.