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App Developer Magazine Publishes AIM Article on Bluetooth vs. Wi-Fi vs. BLE

App Developer Magazine has published an article by AIM Consultant Yuri Brigance about wireless connection technologies for IoT devices. As wireless communication technologies have not quite caught up to the needs in IoT, developers of mobile apps will benefit from a summary of the options and their challenges as well as suggestions for optimizing the user experience.


Introduction

App Developer Magazine Logo Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices are increasing in popularity and availability – think Amazon Alexa, smart thermostats & light bulbs, Internet-connected garage door openers, GoPro cameras, and so on. One thing these products have in common is that they communicate wirelessly with either a mobile device, the Internet, or both. As these devices become smarter and generate an ever increasing amount of data, the need to be controlled by or communicate with a mobile device presents some difficulties to developers.

What are the best existing technologies for enabling this wireless communication? How can developers of IoT devices and apps design products to be user-friendly? As wireless communication technologies have not quite caught up to the needs in IoT, the answer, unfortunately, is that it’s complicated.

Read the rest of the article on: Wifi vs. Bluetooth vs. BLE, choosing the right IoT tech