I have created a network, using mobile hotspot (without internet connectivity), between microcontroller and pc.(intranetwork) The designed server right now works on the local host. Will this be considered IoT or only after deploying it on cloud and assigning an ip (making it remotely accessible) it will be called IoT?

  • Unfortunatly, I think this is an entirely subjective question, unless you can claboarate on why you care. If you are asking if it is work you can ask about here, yes maybe (but that would be a meta question, and you can ask for it to be migrated). May 16, 2019 at 9:27
  • Hii this is one project I have done where I have transmitted sensor values to database and stored them. I have performed certain analysis over it and displayed it on a web page. But currently this webpage is accessible only on local host that is my pc. Some advised to take this on cloud and others say it is fine. The whole thing is IoT. I just want to know will taking the server on the cloud, make it IoT? or it is still IoT?
    – Megh
    May 16, 2019 at 10:41
  • IoT is just a word, like blockchain. May 16, 2019 at 10:43
  • So is internet connectivity must in an IoT project?
    – Megh
    May 16, 2019 at 10:44
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    To me, IOT is more about connectivity, automation, and some central control than "internet" per se. You can consider "Intranet Of Things" as "IOT", and that's actually a real term anyway.
    – dandavis
    May 16, 2019 at 18:56

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One man’s Mede is another man’s Persian. How long is a piece of string? Since there is no agreed or standardized definition of “Internet of Things”, your question

Will this be considered IoT

begs the question

by whom?

I say potato, Dan Quayle says potatoe, let’s … just agree that it depends on the point of view of the questioner and move on to implementing something :-)

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