Mobile apps are one that is fast moving in the market, due to their ability to perform the assigned task in a simple and an elegant way. Two third of the reasons for going with the mobile apps are they are replacing the traditional desktop devices and they are much easier for the end users to use it, and the other reason is they are easy to carry anywhere due to the size of the mobile phones. But now is the time for a revolution in the mobile apps and also in the technology that there is a new platform called the Internet of Things, which helps to carry out a large number of complex tasks in a much simpler way.
IoT – A Recap:
Internet of Things (IoT) is all about a network of devices or objects, which contain a technology that is, embedded that helps the devices to interact and communicate with each other. The connectivity between these physical devices can be done anywhere, which is in your workplace or in your home – this can also include a lot of individual appliances, for example, fire alarms, lights, and other devices that are used in practical connectivity that is the routers.
The devices connected with the IoT technology can also be electronic gadgets that can be controlled by accessing from a remote location. For instance switching a washing machine on and off from your workplace or turning an air conditioner in your home by being away. But what do mobile phones have to do with this technology? Surprisingly, they are the one that helps to carry out the tasks pitch-perfectly; making mobile apps for IoT has become one of the most demanding requirements in the mobile app development companies. Many software companies are facing a constant hike in their revenue and also in their profit by choosing mobile app development.
Impact of the IoT in Mobile App Development:
This is the age of the smart objects, which makes sure of designing and developing the apps in such a way those are highly adaptable to the tasks that are assigned to it. The reason behind this is these apps are very quick to become obsolete in the field where new technologies are popping up every now and then. The developers are highly concentrated in developing mobile apps that can be achieved the tasks that are assigned to it, the sole concept of the IoT is to provide smart solutions to the end users and without the help of Smartphones it is hardly questionable to carry those out.
Focusing on the Things’ Functionality:
All these years the mobile app developers need to inquire about the functionalities of the apps but now the times have changed where the developers are looking for the functionalities of the ‘things’ that are the devices that the apps are designed for, in order to provide a holistic solution with just one app for the tasks that are associated with the devices. Moreover, they have to focus on the connectivity of apps like Bluetooth, cellular data or wifi. Being implemented with all these facilities would take some time and dedication by the developers.
Taking Advantage of the Third Party Software Applications:
IoT app development is one of the interesting and at the same time, it needs to be given prime care during the development phase. One of the best ways to reduce the time of development is to develop an app in the ready-made platform of IoT and the one that is already enabled to communicate with a variety of objects that are considered smart (designed and developed by different manufacturers, like Smart TV, Air conditioner, washing machine). However, the developers of the IoT apps need to learn about the behavior of the apps in order to connect them with the third-party applications that are using a diverse range of Application Protocol Interface (API).
Focusing on the Security:
With unlimited connectivity, the network will be prone to cyber attacks and security breaches as there are a lot of cybercriminals crouching on the targets’ place to bypass. This directly affects the developers to work more on the security and the authentication of the IoT apps. It will be a good idea to work constantly on the authentication as well as the data security by providing updates for the apps. The IoT technology will grow rapidly and evolve in the cybersecurity landscape as well as in the mobile technologies, as Smartphones play a more role of communication hub.
The Internet of Things has made a lot of impact in the mobile application development as they act as a primary solution for the existing problems and other requirements that are being questioned with uncertain ideas and hopes for a better solution and future of the mankind.