Apologies in advance if this is not the right section to ask this as I wasn't sure where else to ask.
I'm currently at Techstars Startup Weekend and my team is working on a biz solution for IoT developers. If any of you have 2 min to spare, could I trouble you to answer the questions below as we're trying to gauge if there is market demand here and/or feature changes needed. Thanks in advance!
1) Would you be more inclined to develop for IoT smart devices if there was a platform/SDK for you to interact with other IoT smart devices (ex. Amazon Echo to work with Nest thermostat)
To our limited knowledge, it is very expensive and time consuming to develop a software that would speak with multiple smart devices from different brands so we would want to provide a no cost/low cost "Go To Market" solution for developers.
2) If you did see benefit in this service, what would you realistically pay for it?
Our initial thinking is to be supportive of the independent developer where we only succeed if YOU succeed. So we would have freemium/premium model where the basic tools would be free and once an MVP was established, there would be a monthly fee and the end goal being an affiliate commission model where we would earn a small monthly fee from each device you sold. Oh BTW, we would also have a customer interfacing marketplace portal where we help you sell your product.
3) Are there any other specific pain points/needs/benefits that you wish were available and how much would you realistically pay for it?
Thanks again everybody! We really appreciate your help.