This report “Smart Cities as an Open Application Platform: Building Software for Tomorrow’s World” is Mobica’ s white paper regarding the future of Smart Cities. It offers useful insights on how Smart cities can benefit citizens through city services and opportunities created for business and IoT developers. It concludes providing some considerations that should be taken into account when developing a smart city platform.
According to this paper, the major considerations in the development of a smart city platform are:
- Resilience: the opening up of the software platform must not compromise the stability of it and it must not be possible for a third party to crash the platform. Availability of services must be a minimum of 99.9% and incidents must be recoverable without data loss in a few minutes
- Security: it must not be possible for a third party to access data that it does not have authorization for. Sensor data captured within the city will often relate to the behaviour of people. Individual’ s confidentiality must be respected and enforced by platform behavior.
- Data integrity: the data must be accurate. The value of a smart city is in the data it generates. Civic and national policy decisions may be based on it influencing the spending of many millions of dollars. A smart city cannot afford for its data to be inaccurate.
- Download the report here.