These marketplaces are particularly effective when they are built around a single connection point, such as a platform or gateway; because that simplifies the work enterprise developers need to do on both the front and back end.
ThingWorx successfully leveraged its platform alongside its partners’ expertise to offer a comprehensive supplier exchange.
Aeris’ Neo Marketplace provides enterprises not only end-to-end IoT solutions, but also access to support services, APIs, and network services tools.
Dell, likewise, worked with its partner program to center its end-to-end marketplace offerings on its IoT edge gateways. Companies like Libelium, Sierra Wireless, and Telus offer solutions in the form of vertical-specific application development and solution kits aimed at enterprise developers.
Other companies like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft currently limit their IoT Marketplace offerings to software solutions, but both are looking to integrate their existing program into a cohesive end-to-end IoT offering.