Is a cloud service always required for an IoT application?


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No. There are cases where there is a cloud connection, but the cloud connection is primarily there to collect data for analysis, and the function for the application that it is performing is completely local. That might mean that the application is running entirely on the phone, or it might mean that there’s some local process, computer, or device that’s actually running the application, so it doesn’t need the cloud to operate. It can connect to the cloud if the cloud is available, but it doesn’t rely on the cloud to operate and do its job. It’s an application that can run self-contained if it doesn’t have connectivity to the cloud.

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