What role will Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) play in unleashing developers as the Internet of Things spreads? According to analysis firm Vision Mobile's most recent Mobile Megatrends report, Apple and Google have already fully leveraged their developer and user bases to gain traction fast. For example, Google's Android is the foundation for its Android Wear smartwatches, its Google Fit health and wellness technology, Android Auto connected car offering and smart home devices such as Nest. Apple, meanwhile, competes in all the same areas with WatchKit, HealthKit, Apple CarPlay and HomeKit, respectively.
That said, Samsung Electronics and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) are seen as "runners up" who can't be discounted yet, Vision Mobile added, since there is still some question of whether mobile dominance will be carried over to IoT. How will IoT devices and services work with existing devices and services? And will the leading mobile platforms have as large a role to play in connected devices as they do on smartphones? Find out in this FierceDeveloper special report.