@max, I feel you on the apps. Google's play store has helped tremendously, but It still isn't quite the same. The selection is smaller than itunes and overal app quality is lower due to fragmentation of hardware.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.