Connected devices are increasingly prevalent in the modern world, with the total installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices currently projected to reach 21.5 billion units worldwide by 2025. Location has become an essential and expected feature of IoT-connected devices.
As manufacturers build devices, it is essential to consider adding location and the type of location to integrate into the device. Below is an infographic detailing how location works on IoT devices:
Modern IoT device manufacturers need to include location technology in their product plans to satisfy and delight their customers. As someone building or modifying a device that can connect to the internet, it’s important to explicitly consider how you are going to determine the best location technology for this device and how you are going to get started adding location to an IoT device. It is not as simple as adding GPS. As any seasoned location service provider will tell you, many different device configurations and use cases exist, each with its challenges.