How is the IoT moulding mobile app development?
IoT and mobile development have progressed on parallel trajectories. IoT has added new dimensions to the relationship between man and machine, but also between machines themselves.
The ceaseless advancements in the realm of IoT technology has offered a portal for mobile technology to push the boundaries and expand their operations.
With each development compounding on the last, it is interesting to see how much mobile application development has changed.
Let us look at how IoT has pushed the envelope of mobile app development services.
1. Connection with IoT Devices
As opposed to the hyper-connected world we live in today, the first mobile application companies did not have to worry that much about connectivity. The games and other apps demanded internal inputs and inbuilt interactions on the device itself. For instance, the app that logged your workout data did not require an internet connection.
All the essential operations were happening in the device itself. This was severely limiting. However, as technology and internet capacity advanced we have seen a change not only in the scale of operation, but also in the efficiency.
This increasing demand for sophistication in mobile apps has added a layer of complexity to the mobile app development process. With IoT, Bluetooth, and RFID at your disposal, we have mobile apps that are more strongly connected with each other.
We now have mobile devices connected to household electrical appliances, cars, watches, and many other essentials. We have never been as connected as we are now. IoT is promising lots of exciting developments in the field of mobile app development and Bluetooth technology which will change the course of how mobile phones interact with your surroundings.
2. Impact of IoT on Mobile App Design
IoT has changed a great deal about how we experience our mobile phones. Most importantly, it has pushed the boundaries of app designs. It has added a new dimension of complexity for mobile app designers pushing them to think forward and innovate the mobile interface.
IoT has been the flag bearer of ubiquitous computing. By embedding this in-depth connectivity it has shifted the process of mobile app development into the realm of community level thinking where we strive to bring people closer.
Mobile apps today are oriented more towards helping people to achieve their goals swiftly. Whether it is guiding users towards choices that will benefit them, or conducting automated and repetitive tasks that would otherwise distract from more important activities, mobile apps today must be optimized to allow for peak efficiency. And IoT offers the mobile app developers with enough flexibility and to drive forward in that direction.
3. Unfolding Tremendous Market Opportunities
Mobile apps have always been the source of business opportunities from their inception. However, as we have seen gradual development, say in the last 5 years, there has been a boom in mobile app driven businesses. When you add IoT potential to mobile apps, the business potential is unbelievable.
Let’s tackle this practically. A simple mobile app that has a good connection to its server has a lot of interesting ideas and possibilities. It also is capable of holding a good market and garner attention from its users. And now, by adding other kinds of hardware to your app, more opportunities will arise.
With the integration of IoT, you don’t just have a simple mobile app, but rather a complex network of mobile operations that are capable of delivering seamless mobile app experience. This has unfolded a universe of possibilities in education, the health care industry, and also eCommerce mobile app development.
We have exciting times ahead with IoT promising some really interesting changes not only in the market potential but also in altering the very fabric of our daily lives.
4. Apps Make More Data-Driven Decisions
As humans, we are responsible for making countless decisions a day. Be it what to wear for the day, what to eat for breakfast, or more critically, if I should make this investment or not. Oftentimes these smaller decisions can act as a distraction from the important issue. This doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t have enough information, but rather we lack the ability to have an insightful view of this information and are unable to assess the crucial patterns to the information.
With the wealth of data that is produced in every business, the IoT has helped mobile applications to make effective use of machine learning and analytics to assess chaotic data and make it understandable. This helps mobile apps pave a path forward instead of heading in an unknown direction.
This has helped in refining the way mobile streaming services function. With a highly intuitive way of functioning, mobile apps have become an extension of human consciousness.