It is predicted that by the year 2018, the worldwide market for connected M2M devices will touch US$ 136 Billion and 99% of everything we make will be connected to the internet. We discuss 5 ways the Future of mobile app development is being altered by Internet of Thing (IoT).
1. Permeating mobility in organisations at operational level
All major industries, including healthcare, automotive, energy, retail, IoT devices are being rapidly adopted. Rapid automation is occurring even in the manufacturing sector, so much so that manpower is restricted to pushing buttons and giving instructions for executing tasks. Many businesses have started full-fledged experiments on ways in which technology can be lucratively adopted to automate processes and are bidding for complete mobile integration platform. These platforms will strengthen backend infrastructure to make all data and actions available across authorised devices.
2. Perpetuation of Mobile Technology
By mobile technology we imply, wearable devices, beacon technology, GPS, and voice navigation to name a few. Along with networking chips and sensors, even unassuming devices like the light bulb can be operated with one’s mobile phone. These advanced systems have gone a long way in enabling complete integration of IoT in mobile devices, making gestures and controls adequate for performing gargantuan tasks like managing industrial machinery.
3. More Room for Hybrid app development
Staying connected has become imperative for consumers, with their homes, cars and one another, and mobile applications are playing a key role in bringing this about. Mobile app developers are creating applications with ergonomic UI, using advanced coding options provided by hybrid platforms such as Ionic, AngularJS, and PhoneGap. The designs are made keeping in mind the needs of the non-traditional devices such as smart watches and varied platforms they will be used on.
4. One app to manage the entire household
What was once a virtual fantasy has now become an affordable reality – that is, complete operation of household appliances using gestures, voice controls, and human presence detection. The beacon technology may be largely credited for making this fantasy a reality; however, mobile applications hold the key to its affordability and easy access.
5. Mobile manufacturers are working magic on their devices
Leading mobile device manufacturers including Apple, Samson, Ericsson, Google etc. are investing heavily on mobile ecosystem research and development. From wearable technology to consumer electronics are brought under the umbrella for developing technologies for their convergence. As mobile apps have transitioned from smartphones to tablets and now wearable devices, new technologies are being designed to make them accessible via connected TVs and gaming consoles. New variations of mobile applications are expected that will be available on car dashboards and household fixtures for controlling the air conditioning.
As mobile connectivity expands into new dimensions, so does mobile application development. New types of app development are being pursued that will take over all the mundane and major activities of life.
IoT promises a future where everything and everyone are connected and communication happens faster via the internet, mobile applications with their various dimensions are set to be the tools to make this happen.