With more than 250,000 developers working towards designing applications for IoT, the potential of the technology cannot be doubted. User experience is what the effectiveness of mobile app development revolves around and such applications become important for the incorporation of Internet of Things. Recently, the mobile application development has taken an interesting turn as it has been exploring the areas like GPS technology, navigation systems, beacon technology and wearable technology.
A couple of years back, the utilization of such systems was unheard of, by commoners but all these systems have been incorporated within your small device to give you greater control over your surroundings. This could be the path which could lead to higher and much more complex integration of ‘things’ with the mobile technology. Let us see how IoT is going to change the future application requirements.
The Umbrella covering IoT
From gaming consoles to television, all such electronic devices have been made accessible with the development of integrative applications giving the power to remotely control such devices. With improved hardware on the mobile devices like IR sensors, the application developers now have the independence to experiment with different features which they can add. Already, many electronic companies producing Air conditioners, refrigerators and projectors have developed advanced mobile applications which help in controlling such devices.
The word mobile application is used for applications available on mobiles, tablets and on the wearable devices. With leading companies like Facebook and Google acquiring Nest and Oculus respectively, their intentions for diving into the world of IoT has become clear.
The All-rounder applications
The wireless technologies like NFC, Bluetooth (Low energy) and beacon have opened the gates to manage all the appliances and integrate them with efficiency. Many of the household appliances can be controlled by gestures or even voice control. Many air-conditioners have come up with the technology of human detection, and operate according to such sensors.
The support system
The success of the current or developing mobile technologies can be attributed to the modern hardware. They act as a support system and a backbone to the functionality of mobile applications. The rise of the wearable devices like smart watches and advanced sensors has created room for the development of multiple applications to support such hardware. In future, these hardware technologies are going to create a big market for applications based on IoT.
Many devices like smart televisions and smart watches are made in such a way that they can be connected to different platforms and the user doesn’t have to buy a separate device due to the incompatibility. This gives the users the power of connectivity with all the appliances which are compatible with such applications. Such hybrid apps help the user to interact with his home appliance or vehicles. The designing of such apps is done so that the app is easy to operate and at the same time comes with advanced functions.
The full integration
Although the above points suggest that the mobile technology is becoming more integrative with the passing time, but much more can be achieved. For full integration of IoT in mobile devices, there is still more scope in wearable, beacon and voice control technology. From handling data intensive tasks to herculean tasks like controlling heavy industrial machinery, all such applications are yet in their initial stages. Thus, IoT will tend to change the whole way the apps will be developed and used in the near future.
This integration of mobile and IoT is going to make our daily life much easier. It will be the communicating and connecting bridge between people, data and all the devices.