The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly growing with smart devices like cars, refrigerators, televisions and wearables already integrated into our everyday lives. But as people start relying on IoT more and more, the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is on a mission to provide interoperability for consumers, businesses and developers.
“The true potential for IoT — just like the Internet — is in interoperability. Simply developing a new app for each new device and ecosystem isn’t conducive to scaling. For developers to succeed, quick, secure and interoperable development is key,” said Clarke Stevens, chair of the data model tools task group and vice chair of the data modeling work group at the Open Connectivity Foundation.
According to Stevens, the problem is that there are too many approaches and takes on IoT. “IoT is most useful when it is usable by the most people and the most companies,” he said. What the OCF has set out to do is to bring these different approaches together and create a single experience that would allow these devices to start talking to one another.
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