The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere these days, a status cemented by IoT technology\u2019s star turn at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.\nNotably, that\u2019s true even as many enterprises struggle to develop workable IoT devices and applications as they deal with multiple incompatible platforms, operating systems and standards. Making things even harder, many IoT systems need to work in harsh, remote, space-constrained and low-power environments. Those are just some of the reasons why IoT development often takes six months to a year and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars\u2014especially for global markets.\nOne-day IoT development\nAt CES, though, a large but largely unknown Chinese company \u2014 Tuya Smart\u00a0\u2014\u00a0touted an upgraded version of its IoT platform that it claims can help companies develop IoT versions of their products in a little as a single day. Just as bold, the company claims its platform \u2014 which it describes in its search description as \u201cthe world\u2019s leading IoT platform\u201d \u2014 can help companies bring smart versions of those devices \u2014 such as lighting sockets, switches and lamps \u2014 to production in just 15 days.\n\nNow, I have no idea whether Tuya Smart\u2019s claim is accurate, or what\u2019s actually involved in turning traditional products into smart products in 24 hours. Frankly, it sounds a little too good to be true. It\u2019s hard to believe that one platform could solve all of the issues that go into creating truly useful smart devices.\nEasier experimentation key to IoT growth\nBut even if we take 3-year-old Truya Smart\u2019s claims with a shaker full of salt, they illustrate a clear trend and opportunity in the world of IoT. Just about every IoT platform company \u2014 the list of IoT platform vendors keeps growing \u2014 is working on ways to speed IoT development and make it more accessible to wider array of customers.\nSuccess in that endeavor will obviously be critical to individual company\u2019s success, but it\u2019s also an essential ingredient in the overall adoption of IoT. To the extent that IoT devices and applications remains difficult, expensive, and time consuming to develop, the technology will be focused on use cases that hae clearly demonstrable high-value ROI. Experimentation on potentially transformative but unproven applications will be limited.\nBut if Truya Smart, or Cisco, or any of the other companies working on IoT platforms can really make IoT development quick and easy, look for a flood of IoT experimentation from companies large and small. Many of those experiments will come to nothing, of course, but that doesn\u2019t matter. Failure will be relatively cheap, and the lessons learned along the way will help spawn new IoT experiments from startups and established companies around the world.\nAnd who knows, some of those experiments could end up being the next big things in IoT.