ioT And Smart Gadgets

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Augmented & virtual reality and the Internet of Things are some technologies that are constantly modifying the business landscape. And as the competition continues, AR and VR technology and IoT create an exciting experience of competitive advantage for different brands.
AR is partially immersive, because “reality” in this case is not substituted, but changed: digital objects just overlap with the real settings (Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Sony PlayStation VR, Oculus).

Virtual reality solutions are completely immersive, allowing the users to explore the cyberspace with a variety of devices (Snapchat or Pokemon Go).

What is the IoT?

The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, all of which collect and share data. It has several definitions. The IoT is the gadgets interacting with each other online. This is also the way to connect machine-to-machine without human involvement. It’s also the big data that the devices now generate. The data that can (and should) be collected, analyzed and used further to improve comfort or make business decisions. The Internet of Things refers to the complex of objects, things or devices that use the Internet which allows them to interact and share data.
According to Statista, in 2017 the number of gadgets connected to the Internet exceeded 20 billion pieces. By 2020, there will be about 50 billion, Cisco suggests.

Areas of Use

Internet of things is not only an executive fridge that orders favorite food for its owner, or a service kettle that boils water on demand from a smartphone. These are smart sensors in the fields, drones with cameras that can remotely monitor soil conditions, sensors in public transport, and unified systems to monitor the city life. First we need to take a closer look and study these things in order to be able to test them.
According to a Microsoft IoT Signals study results, 85% of companies already have at least one business project in this area, and by 2021 this figure will increase to 94%.
IoT is especially active in companies that provide services in agricultural sector, logistics, Smart City. This is where remote monitoring of the state of objects or collection of big data for further analysis is required.
IoT provides an opportunity to save on maintenance: the sensors collect information about the equipment’s condition, so maintenance and repair is carried out exactly when necessary. Preventive maintenance is always cheaper than repair.

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Specific of IoT Testing

There are several crucial points to pay attention to while testing the IoT products. The functionality as well as the devices should be able to provide enjoyable and enthralling experience. The formula for such experience = impressive usability + smooth connectivity + data security guarantee + stable performance.

4testers agency conducts different types of digital product testing with the help of own crowdtesting platform. While testing a gadget or an app, we pay attention to how it interacts with a user via different notifications and messages (these should be concise, up to date, understandable and involving). The gadget design should contribute to the duration of use, and also to make it enjoyable for interaction (ergonomic design). The portability of a device and its ability to match any interior may also be a subject to consider while testing.
Let’s have a look at each component of IoT testing precisely.

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Usability Testing ​

It is necessary to ensure usability testing of each of the devices.

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IoT security: ​

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Networking capabilities:

Network connectivity and IoT functionality are critical. Two main aspects are tested:

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Pilot testing:​

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Compatibility testing: ​

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IoT development

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Update testing:

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