Will IoT mean too many apps?

The Internet of Things (IoT) often conjures images of a Jetsons-like lifestyle where everything at home happens automatically from setting the thermostat to adjusting the lighting to knowing when you’re running low on milk or other staples. But if you have to manage a bunch of apps to do all these things, how much easier is it than doing these things directly? Sitting on a panel on IoT at OMMA Mobile, Peter Taylor, director of product management for Smart Home, NA, Belkin International, said that for now, it would be too unwieldy to cram a variety of functions into a single app. But he suggested there would be room eventually for having a multi-purpose app for more basic functions alongside specialized, single-purpose apps.



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