15 January 2015
The Internet of Me: How Wearable Tech is Changing IoT
The Application Developers Alliance has published its latest IoT report on wearable technology, featuring commentary from Artyom Astafurov, head of IoT Practice at DataArt.
Developers have numerous resources at their fingertips to learn the ins and outs of wearable technology. Artyom Astafurov, Managing Partner and head of the IoT practice at software development firm DataArt, notes that his company, like many others, supplies APIs, tutorials, videos, and physical meetups to help developers with design.
“Barriers to entry for wearable developers are still pretty high,” says Astafurov. “Putting together a prototype, testing that prototype and moving it into production involves quite a bit of discipline. It also includes embedded development, firmware and electric wiring – however, combining all of these disciplines can be difficult at times. In some cases, a proxy API can be provided though that allows developers to test the system without the worry of overloading their own systems.”