Over two decades ago, we couldn’t have possibly imagined a tiny gadget dictating our life choices. Now, when we literally hold a “genie” in the palm of our hands, we want it to cater to our every possible query, command or requirement. Mobile phones have just changed us for the better or worse, but as time passes on; the dependency for technology is to improve and also improve our lives in the process.
The concept of Internet of Things is already prevalent in the industry where smart gadgets communicate with each other through the Internet. We have watches and other cool gizmos that help us stay connected with our office and family on the go. Now the next stop is to create mobile apps that also comply with IoT technology and make the experience more seamless.
Mobile Development Transformation with IoT is here
The concept of mobile apps is to facilitate users with various features. When you add in a dash of IoT in the mix, you get the combo of instant connectivity between various components. For example, the smart watches help out extending the same mobile experience to users who can talk, read messages, get news feed, alerts and all kinds of things that they can do through a mobile phone.
But only the fact that it’s a wearable gadget and it helps you stay connected while you are walking, travelling, or just out with your kids or dog to a park. This concept of instant connectivity is so popular that we have phased out on being siloed.
Everything communicates and being connected is the only way to be for users. This gives the concept of having a hybrid and centralized mobile app development where apps are on a cloud-based system and readily pulling/pushing data so we have a web of intricacy where everything is connected.
The modern-day apps are all designed and developed in a way to cater to a variety of features to users to help accommodate multiple functions.
Latest IoT Statistics
- IoT statistics predicts 30 billion connected devices until 2020. (Cisco)
- Research forecasts that there will be 25 billion IoT devices till the end of 2021. (Gartner)
- Consumer segment IoT devices in homes will increase to 12.86 billion by 2020. (Statista)
- Smart cities make 23% of present large-scale IoT projects. (IOT-Analytics)
- Till 2020, 40% of IoT devices will be in operation within the healthcare industry.
- In excess of 40% of IoT devices will be utilized in business and manufacturing. (Intel)
- The Home IoT market is expected to grow to $53.45 billion by 2022. (Statista)
- About 127 new IoT devices connect to the Internet per second. (McKinsey Global Institute)
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Features of IoT driven Mobile Development Transformation
Given below are some factors how internet of things (IoT) is transforming mobile development.
- User Experience is Top Priority
- Data is the Key
- Security is Major Concern
- IoT Emergence is Undeniable
Let’s discuss these aspects of IoT based mobile development transformation in detail now.
User Experience is Top Priority
Most of all, mobile apps are developed with a lot of integration with third-party APIs. For instance, consider the example of payment gateways. Using these you can make seamless payments through various methods credit/debit cards, contactless payments etc. without ever having to exit your app’s payment screen.
It’s all there – under one screen with complete ease for the user who has no idea about the complexity of their requirement because the feature itself is so seamlessly presented that it’s unimaginable to think of what’s happening in the background. All you know is that your payment is complete and you’re happy to move ahead to your next whim.
Data is the Key
IoT powered mobile apps are data-driven. In today’s world, big data has undeniable importance. Analyzing data is a core function for providing useful analytics to companies as well as end-users. IoT will also be channeling this concept in the created mobile apps.
It’s not just about collecting the data but also providing useful insights. Imagine, the power of Google Maps on wearable gadgets that help you get to your destination without having to look at your phone every other second. Data remains a crucial element that helps shape up how mobile apps are created in the market.
Security is Major Concern
In today’s world, where we focus on trending mobile application development fronts; it’s also important to emphasize on the possible security and infiltration threats posed by various hackers.
Technology evolution does not mean that we remain vulnerable to security breaches. In fact, as apps become modern, customer-centric and more powerful; it’s time to develop ways to keep user data secure.
With IoT enabled apps, it becomes a primary focus to allow user data to remain safe. With everything centralized and available to hybrid sources; this can be a challenge but majority of mobile development companies are willing to take on.
IoT Emergence is Undeniable
Take a look around you and you will notice that IoT is a concept widely integrated in our lives. Whether it be healthcare, IT, manufacturing, medical research, consumer, oil & gas, travel & tourism, gaming – any category or industry – it’s hard to find an area that’s not touched by IoT as of yet.
We are on a global scale level of being backed by IoT enabled mobile development transformation where data, security, centralization and innovation are the pillars for creating powerful apps that help human beings work towards greater things.
Imagine how greatly healthcare systems can benefit from monitoring patients through wearable gadgets that communicate under an IT ecosystem and transmit data that is then analyzed in real-time to know about the patient’s health and whether a trial vaccine has worked or not.
IT is a miracle of science that brings forth many dimensions and possibilities to all of us. Whether it’s about just being bored and finding a way to play a video game through your mobile phone, or whether you want to stay connected with stock exchange news. We all find ways or excuses to stay online and be part of the bigger canvas of what was termed as “global village” more than two decades ago.
Today, we all are part of something greater while we wait on to embrace higher sources of technology that are coming to us either through blockchain, 5G, AI, VR/AR and IoT. All these sources in a various combination patterns will come to us in ways that we cannot even perceive as of yet.
But we all know; a change is coming and we look forward to it.