As big as Internet of Things could be, the only real way to measure its value is by developer counts, not sensor counts.
It’s standard to size a market by the number of widgets sold, but in the Internet of Things, which numbers sensors and devices in the billions, widget counts don’t really matter. In part this is because the real money in IoT is not in the “things,” but rather in the Internet-enabled services that stitch them together.
See also: The Internet Of Things: The Real Money Is In The Internet, Not The Things
Matt Asay on #Readwrite about the need for developers of #IoT applications.