With more than 250,000 developers working towards designing, the potential of the technology cannot be doubted. User experience is what mobile app development’s effectiveness revolves around, and such applications become important for the incorporation of the Internet of Things. Recently, 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. Still, all these systems have been incorporated within your small device to give you greater control over your surroundings. This could be the path that could lead to higher and much more complex integration of ‘things’ with 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 mobile devices like IR sensors, the application developers now have the independence to experiment with different features that they can add. Many electronic companies producing Air conditioners, refrigerators, and projectors have already developed advanced mobile applications that help control such devices. The word mobile application is used for applications available on mobiles, tablets, and 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
Wireless technologies like NFC, Bluetooth (Low Energy), and beacon have opened the gates to manage all the appliances and efficiently integrate them. 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 modern hardware. They act as a support system and a backbone to the functionality of mobile applications. The rise of wearable devices like smartwatches and advanced sensors has created room for multiple applications to support such hardware. In the future, these hardware technologies will create a big market for applications based on IoT.
Many devices like smart televisions and smartwatches are made so that they can be connected to different platforms. 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 mobile technology is becoming more integrative with passing, much more can be achieved. There is still more scope in wearable, beacon, and voice control technology for full integration of IoT in mobile devices. From handling data-intensive tasks to herculean tasks like controlling heavy industrial machinery, all such applications are in their initial stages. Thus, IoT will tend to change the way the apps will be developed and used shortly. 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.