Top mobile app development companies report: Internet of Things

Top mobile app development companies report: Internet of Things

Internet of Things is a revolutionary concept that has become more and more relevant during the last few years. Basically, the concept revolves around every object (beacon, sensor, everyday item) being connected to the Internet and the way these objects interact with each other.

Recently, there has been a maturity in technologies like BLE (Bluetooth low energy) or Beacons, and an increase in Smart Home platforms like Google's Nest, Alexa, virtual assistants, and Homekit. While IoT presents a few risks like data collection or device hacking, opportunities like smart home trends (surveillance, temp control, etc), smart cities, and mobile payments make the future of IoT promising.

In today’s report, we’ve asked some of our top Internet of Things app developers to share their ideas about IoT, its present and future, its multiple applications and the way we can work together to overcome its risks. Check out this report to find out what the future will bring for Internet of Things.

Have you noticed an increase in the demand for IoT apps? Which was the last IoT app you developed?

Is it a popular demand? Is 2018 IoT’s year or is this technology still in its initial stages?

Promatics TechnologiesPromatics TechnologiesMobile app development company in India

Internet of Things or IoT as it’s popularly known is the concept of connecting a machine or a hardware device with other devices such as smartphones, washing machines, televisions, coffee makers, with a switch to each other and the Internet. The demand for IoT apps is evolving progressively. Any technology revolution generally needs a considerable incubation period, it is obvious that IoT will also come to realization and in full force, but maybe a few years from now. The last IoT app we developed was for a Vuzix glass. The app helped troubleshoot and helped field agents of a technology firm. It involved the live streaming of glass wearer's visual feed to a backend technical expert. This helped an expert sitting in the office better understand and troubleshoot the problem faced by field agents.

OCDLabOCDLabMobile app development company in United States

We have been working in the IoT space even before it became so hip and cool. We have seen a gradual increase in demand, but I think great ideas are just a few and sparse. I also believe it has yet to achieve its real potential. We are excited to see how AI, Bots, Machine Learning and IoT all clubbed together will change the face of this planet. Our latest IoT project is for Yamaha Corporation, and it’s used to control their pianos. Before that, we finished a turnkey solution (hardware, firmware, app, and middleware) for a lock manufacturer in SoCal.

Umbrella AllianceUmbrella AllianceMobile app development company in Russia

There is surely an increase in the demand for IoT apps and this is quite the logical stage of technological progress. The last IoT app we have developed was a smartwatch app TakeMyCard, designed for fast and easy exchange of business cards. High demand for IoT projects is also the reason why this app was launched simultaneously with the mobile version.

DevTechnosys Pvt LtdDevTechnosys Pvt LtdMobile app development company in India

As per Forbes, the global market of IoT will boost from $157 billion to $457 billion by the year 2020, and currently, we’ve been working on IoT since mid-2017, with completely dedicated IoT development experts. At the present, we are working for IoT fleet management solutions for businesses which rely on transportation as an essential part of their business. Fleet management assists in removing as well as minimizing overall costs of transportation and staff. Asset tracking is also used by different cities for the purpose of waste management by providing trash collectors with the most efficient routes in order to collect the trash buildup in the urban environments. Different shipping services are utilizing real-time traffic feeds as well as efficient algorithms in order to deliver more number of packages while resulting in less wear and tear on vehicles and drivers.

Aafilogic Infotech Pvt LtdAafilogic Infotech Pvt LtdMobile app development company in India

IoT apps have seen a surge in demand as market gets flooded with devices of regular use being spruced up with features that need internet connectivity and, in turn, deliver an enhanced user experience.

a) Like a radio that can play the song you want on your voice command.

b) You leave the office and you want the AC unit to begin cooling 15-20 minutes before you reach home.

c) You want geyser to begin heating water for your shower in the morning, 30 minutes before you wake up.

All the above mentioned devices are able to do these things as they are connected to internet. As more and more devices of regular use begin to take instructions online, without needing the physical presence from its user, apps need to act as an interface between both, using Internet as a channel of communication.

Last IoT app developed: Barrier Gate Opening app - It opens the barrier for vehicles with instructions being sent from the user mobile to the barrier control unit via Internet.

AppInventivAppInventivMobile app development company in India

The demand for IoT apps has increased in the past few years. The growing popularity of Google Home, Amazon Alexa and other such IoT connected devices has definitely pushed the IoT market. From $235 billion in 2016 to $284.8 billion in 2017, the IoT market has flourished significantly and is expected to take a jump to $772 billion this year. This clearly defines the increase in the demand for IoT mobile apps.

Regarding our experience in IoT app development, the last IoT mobile app we developed was a Fridge controlling app. Designed specifically for iOS users, this application uses BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology for providing numerous features such as controlling functions like Temperature and Battery monitor settings, checking real-time status, setting notifications, and much more.

Konstant InfosolutionsKonstant InfosolutionsMobile app development company in United States

An Introduction to the Internet of Things – What, Why and How?

Internet of things (IoT) is a network of physical devices which essentially includes smartphones, vehicles, home appliances and many other such devices that are capable of exchanging data with computers. It is a general concept that represents the ability of the network devices to sense and collect data from the environment around us and share it across the internet which can be further processed and utilized for various important purports.

What the Internet of Things Can Do for Us - Some of the basic applications of IoT devices:

Receiving warning notifications when nearby IoT network in any kind of physical danger e.g – Smart smoke detectors, Vehicles that park automatically e.g – Volvo S90, Ordering groceries and home essentials automatically e.g – Amazon’s Dash Wand, Tracking daily routine activities like monitoring the progress of fitness e.g Fitness Trackers.

Some of the potential benefits of IoT in Business: Tracking location of individual parts of an appliance of manufacturing inventory, Saving fuel by making use of intelligent environment modeling of gas-powered engines, Smart devices to save people from industrial hazards, Increase in demand for IoT Apps.

What was expected to be just another discovery has become ballyhoo in Internet world these days. Companies have been swift in introducing new technologies with each passing day. Smart Homes are the most useful and prominent IoT application in the current scenario.

  1. Smart Homes
  2. Smart Wearables
  3. Smart City
  4. Smart Grids
  5. Industrial internet
  6. Connected car
  7. IoT in healthcare/Connected Health (Digital health/Telehealth/Telemedicine)
  8. Smart Retail
  9. Smart supply chain
  10. Smart Farming

Smart homes simply used to be the precursor of what IoT technology was capable of achieving. But possibilities arise with an increasing number of connected devices communicating with each other. IoT is essentially making homes smarter and workplace efficient. Try adjusting the thermostat while you are still in traffic and a couple of minutes away from home. You won’t need to wait for the room to get warm until you enter. A corresponding iPhone and Android app do the trick, shows the inside temperature of the room as well as the temperature outside of the room and you can even check what the temperature outside the house is. Like thermostats that act as the first instance of the smart device, there is more such intelligent technology that continually simplifies and automate everyday activities like turning off lights, locking and unlocking the door, lowering shades of the window, turning on/off AC, changing the temperature of room on thermostat etc. Nest, AlertMe, Philips, Haier, Belkin etc are prominent companies, which have started the smart home initiative.

IoT Solution that We Developed

Also known as the hallmark of the Internet of Things, applications of wearable technology are widespread. Smart wrist-wear, hearing aids, smart glasses, portable biometric devices, fitness bands, smart watches and many more applications make use of smart techniques. In our tryst to provide pervasive connectivity, we want our prospects to relish significant benefits of allowing wearable devices to connect with other devices in the crowd. Our IoT solution will revolve around the idea of detecting if someone sitting next to you has high fever, if it is going to rain in next 2 hours, if there is fuel station nearby, is the pulse rate/heart rate normal, counting steps, playing music etc., all in one simple but comprehensive wearable solution.

ExaudExaudMobile app development company in Portugal

Yes, indeed. Per our experience, in addition to the growing number of solely IoT apps, some kind of IoT integration is becoming increasingly important for various mobile apps.

The last IoT app we developed is focused on smart home management, allowing to integrate IoT equipment from various manufacturers such as smart lights, thermostats etc and monitor total energy consumption in addition to controlling the relevant monthly costs per household.

FluperFluperMobile app development company in United Arab Emirates

IoT apps are gradually creating its place in our life. Smart devices, Smart wearable, Smart home, Smart car, smart city, connected devices and whatnot; we can clearly see a rapid demand for IoT apps increased in recent past. “Get Smart Home” is the latest IoT app we developed, we can see now technology is driving things.

What do you think about IoT security risks? How can they be solved?

The most polemic aspect about Internet of Things. No one can dispute its privacy risks, but is it possible to overcome them? How can we develop secure IoT apps?

Promatics TechnologiesPromatics TechnologiesMobile app development company in India

One of the biggest security worries is the concern for privacy. How can personal information be kept private as well as connected? The list of potential privacy risks is long and getting wide scale acceptance of connected devices will not be easy. The threat can be minimized via permanent identity tagging. Identification of all the connected devices is going to pose immense challenges, however. If unique IP addresses can be assigned, it will be crucial for cyber security, preventing crime and terror and also for measuring or optimizing the performance of the devices. Again, managing billions of IP addresses, networks routing the data, generating real-time alerts for power outages, etc, will be a huge challenge.

OCDLabOCDLabMobile app development company in United States

Of all the things that could go wrong with an IoT project, security is the scariest, given the severe implications. People often overlook the importance of security, and that is the worst thing one could do. It becomes all the more critical with IoT because now you have your hardware and all these sensors (collecting sensitive information) in the mix. Just imagine what will happen if your Smart Lock is sending data on an unsecured channel? Or worse, your medical vitals are not secure because of a security flaw in the device.

Umbrella AllianceUmbrella AllianceMobile app development company in Russia

IoT security remains a key concern, but security-related risks can be avoided. The security is ensured through data encryption and the usage of the most relevant approaches and tools that a specialized IoT platform provides.

DevTechnosys Pvt LtdDevTechnosys Pvt LtdMobile app development company in India

Data Governance as well as Security as the major risks which are concerning for the companies, especially when they connect their inherent physical environment to data centers or cloud, as it also becomes at risk of getting accessible to outside world. The solution for this is establishing a secure platform to avoid security breaches to avoid these risks.

Aafilogic Infotech Pvt LtdAafilogic Infotech Pvt LtdMobile app development company in India

IoT security risks are definitely there, as Internet is one of the top targets for anti-social elements. The networking systems used in the 2016 US presidential elections were reportedly hacked by foreign hackers to manipulate election results. This event demonstrated how internet could change the world for worst.

a) These security risks can be solved by real time approach that involves learning from ethical hackers i.e. rating credibility of IoT apps and devices after all the concerns raised by them.

b) IoT gains momentum, so a comprehensive security policy shall be drafted, which makes the acquisition of a security clearance certificate from the concerned government authority mandatory before the product is launched.

AppInventivAppInventivMobile app development company in India

Many developers overlook the privacy and security aspects in the hurdle to launch their IoT apps in the market at the earliest. We strongly condemn this practice. The security of an IoT app should not be compromised, otherwise, you will encounter several issues like data encryption, data authentication, side channel attacks, and hardware-related issues. While employing SSL protocol and testing hardware based on their latency and capacity and device range are possible solutions, we hope Blockchain and Voice technology will open new doors to securing IoT products.

Konstant InfosolutionsKonstant InfosolutionsMobile app development company in United States

Issues Around IoT: With the complexity of requirements of the Internet of Things systems, security requirements extend beyond the traditional information security requirements of confidentiality, availability,and integrity. IoT devices need to address authentication, authorization, non-repudiation, the freshness of data and forward and backward secrecy.

Another major concern that revolves around the internet-of-things is the privacy of personal data. Sharing personal details like health reports, that gets shared via internet remains a major area of concern. Energy consumption by battery enabled IoT devices is too high that might exhaust someday and might need a replacement.

Some key IoT security risks:

Physical Attacks – These are the foremost kind of attacks which include - Injecting malicious code, disrupting the availability of service physically, conducting distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, tampering the nodes to gain control over sensitive nodes and other kinds of breaches at sensor layer, thus targeting the hardware of the IoT systems and finally the sleep deprivation attacks that maximizes the power consumption of nodes to ultimately shut them down.

Network Attacks – Attackers target IoT system network layer and overflow the network devices with more requests than they can handle and thus preventing the server from answering legitimate requests.

Spoofing, Cloning, and Unauthorized Access – Cyber Criminals impersonates RFID signal to read, record and interpret transmitted data. They further copy the data from the legitimate tag to gain access to an IoT network.

Sinkhole Schemes- An attacker can lure all the data from wireless sensor network (WSN) to create a metaphorical sinkhole, packets are dropped in middle and all the confidentiality of the data is lost.

Man-in-the-Middle- Cybercriminals interfere in communication between two nodes, eavesdrop and introduce malicious script. They might create fake node entities or mimic legitimate ones. Such attackers tend to point the routing protocol in IoT networks, alter the flow of traffic, reconfigure network topology, create routing loops, generate false errors in the network and modify source routes.

Software Attacks – Phishing attacks, virus attacks, DDoS attacks can corrupt the entire system, damage or delete the data, monitor users and disrupt key system Functionalities.

Encryption Attacks - Cryptanalysis attacks attempt to deduce the encryption keys and target implementation of cryptographic algorithms, thus maligning the entire encryption schemes. Also, these schemes are vulnerable to MitM attacks in which communication between two users is intercepted and data is subsequently decrypted using keys shared between both of them.

An IoT device is a combination of hardware and software components – while the hardware part is usually more difficult to implement, software part of IoT project also deserves attention. Hardware usually involves a Bluetooth low energy sensor connected to the internet or a smartphone in some cases. The software within an IoT device might essentially include cloud infrastructure and mobile app/web dashboard, this, in turn, allows users to control IOT hardware manage the IoT data collection and access the information sourced by sensors. There can, however, be a number of challenges that must be taken care of in advance which includes privacy and security concerns, data collection, connectivity issues, processing, and compatibility.

ExaudExaudMobile app development company in Portugal

The more widespread IoT becomes, the higher the risks are as more and more appliances are controlled remotely. It’s nearly impossible to completely solve this issue, however stricter IoT equipment certification and encryption for communication protocols should reduce the associated risks.

FluperFluperMobile app development company in United Arab Emirates

IoT is a complex system, so the security risk is higher than ever. A device is connected to the internet is what we think, this is beyond and more complicated system. The IoT security risk is not a responsibility of a single entity; it involves many entities, like device vendors, Middleware developers, Application developers, resellers, ISPs, policymakers, and end-users. IoT involves connecting the great diversity of devices to networks, which increases the risk, so using security at each node in the framework could be helpful. Along with this, endpoint validation will reduce the security loopholes. All interfaces like mobile, fixed, and cloud should put on high security and maintained timely. The Smartphone, cars, smart-homes, smart-watch, and tab; all are vulnerable; individual security should be under scanner. This would help to minimize the security risk with IoT, because precaution is better.

Which IoT technology/device do you think will be more relevant?

Internet of Things has a wide variety of applications (we’ve seen Smart Homes, Wearables, Smart Cars…), but which one will become more relevant in today’s scene?

Promatics TechnologiesPromatics TechnologiesMobile app development company in India

We believe cars and household devices are ripe for widespread IoT acceptance. Tesla has shown the way how well connected a car can be and we are sure that in the coming years the connected car is going to be a big business. From getting stats to preventive maintenance and performing other functions connected cars will make our lives easier than before. Household items like Televisions, thermostats and appliances will all be connected and will open up a new market for app developers. Users would be requiring custom apps for their personal devices and needs.

OCDLabOCDLabMobile app development company in United States

There is no algorithm to determine the most important or relevant technology/device. For a farmer, a humidity sensor might be the most precious thing in his/her farm whereas, for a lazy guy like me, my Amazon Alexa will fall into that category. I guess what I am trying to say is that relevance or importance is subjective and depends on the use case and domain.

Umbrella AllianceUmbrella AllianceMobile app development company in Russia

It’s difficult to choose a single technology as there is not the only criterion for selection. We opt for a specific technology for each particular project on the one-to-one basis. In most cases, we prefer the native approach which may be more expensive and time-consuming but definitely is the most flexible and reliable.

DevTechnosys Pvt LtdDevTechnosys Pvt LtdMobile app development company in India

The IoT stack is developing as well as maturing rapidly into the Thing stack. This particular Thing Stack comprises of three different technology layers: microcontrollers and internet connectivity, sensors, service platforms. At present we are using iBecon and BLE as well as Intel IOT platform.

Aafilogic Infotech Pvt LtdAafilogic Infotech Pvt LtdMobile app development company in India

AC, Geysers, Radios these are the devices that have been a part of our daily routine since past centuries whether it is a developed country or a third world country. So more IoT product launches are expected in the daily use domestic & industrial product segment. As a result IoT apps that cater this segment will find success in the market without much hassle.

AppInventivAppInventivMobile app development company in India

All of the IoT technologies - may it be WiFi, Bluetooth and BLE technology, Z-wave, Zigbee, or LoRaWAN - are useful based on their features. Bluetooth is ideal for embedding in smaller products, Z-wave for home automation, Zigbee for industrial applications, BLE for industrial monitoring and medical devices, and LoRaWAN for wide-area concepts like Smart city. But if you consider them on the basis of security, the Zigbee and LoRaWAN technologies are more relevant.

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Industries that are going to be benefitted by IoT:

IoT at Core of Enterprise IT Operations

Increasing number of enterprises has started making use of IoT ecosystem to drive their digital business. This is soon going to penetrate into the micro level and going to automate certain functions and improve overall productivity.

Effect of IoT in Retail, Healthcare & Supply Chain

From redefining customer experience to managing hospital systems IoT has become an integral part of the business. Retail isn’t limited to shopping and supply chain management.

Restaurants, hospitality, and other business to manage their supplies and gather valuable insights that might give retailers full control over their supply chains and eliminate human dependency. This will, in turn, enable business owners to avoid over ordering, keep a check on staff members who abuse their privileges as well as manage the logistical and merchandising expenses in a better way. All these benefits result in high adoption rates for all IoT products in retail.

Doctors, fitness freaks and ordinary citizens everyone is eager to know about benefits of IoT in healthcare. With increased productivity, doctors will be able to treat patients in a better way.

Smart wristbands, fitness trackers, tiny wearables, sleep trackers, remote patient care, vital equipment maintenance, equipment usage, media assets management, emergency care and much more that help users to track and monitor their health on a real-time basis, immediate first aid locator and while the explanation of why big tech giants like Apple, Microsoft, Intel have invested millions of money into developing some other sensor-based systems, the positive impact of IoT is strongly visible.

Wider Connectivity Options

As compared to 5 billion connected devices in 2015, IoT has grown in an exponential way with an expected 20.8 billion connected things till 2020.

Addressing Security Concerns

It is advisable to have lightweight, scalable and distributed security measures to help secure the environment from security threats. Security concerns increase as soon as a device is added to the network. There are increased chances that they will be hacked or intercepted by attackers.

Apart from this if there is a software upgrade; it has to be upgraded on all devices in the network so that they function in the same way.

Additionally, utilizing IoT enabled tags in children’s wearables helps in securing children while they are alone or away from home.

IoT & Blockchain

Blockchain and IoT networks can make use of decentralized ledger to avoid major system crashes, store and process gravid data and process various requests in real time. And IoT can even act as a game changer when combined with Blockchain technology. Some major use cases of IoT and Blockchain are: Public Health – Counterfeit Drugs, Public Safety – Secure Communication for Critical Incidences, Smart City – Smart Homes, and Software Updates – Software Updating of IoT Edge Nodes, Supply Chain Management – Smart Supply Contracts IoT & AI

Without falling into the buzzword vagueness, exploring the actual applications of combining AI and IoT being used in industry today. Some of the major applications of IoT with AI – Automated vacuum cleaners like iRobot Roomla, smart thermostat solutions like Nest Labs, Self-driving vehicles like Tesla Motors, Security, and access devices, emotional analysis, facial recognition etc.

Big Data to Manage IoT Devices

IoT and Big Data can be considered as two sides of the same coin. Enterprises need to evaluate and examine the inflow of data in real time. Big data analytics tools have the capacity to handle such large volumes of data and ease the processing. Shipping organizations and big agriculture are two major industries where Big data and IoT are working together.

Automating Home with features like smart appliances, smart lightening, smart security and other environmental controls make life easy and convenient.

Automating Cars with smart sensors

Automating Agriculture with smart sensors to detect various natural conditions like temperature, humidity, soil fertility and irrigation conditions

Automating logistics with smart BLE tags attached to parcels and items being transported to help track their location, speed, transportation and storage conditions

ExaudExaudMobile app development company in Portugal

That’s a complicated question as there are so many! In our opinion, smart home and healthcare related IoT equipment are particularly exciting.

FluperFluperMobile app development company in United Arab Emirates

IoT technology in healthcare seems to be most relevant, as the chances of success are high and the modifications it will bring to the existing healthcare will be remarkable.

Mobile apps will definitely leverage the communication between the devices, doctors, and patients, which definitely includes a fear, but then the accuracy of the implementation can reduce it to minimal. The technology is not limited to a particular device rather a network of devices coordinating for efficient results.

Are there many differences between developing an app for a typical IoT device and developing an app for a smartphone?

IoT app development is relatively new. Is it quite similar from standard mobile app development or does it present new challenges?

Promatics TechnologiesPromatics TechnologiesMobile app development company in India

There are a few differences for sure, however, it is not a different thing altogether. App developers need to understand how connected devices communicate and relays data from hardware to digital format. A typical mobile app correspond via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or 3G/4G service. In most of the cases app developers use existing API infrastructure to build complex apps. With IoT apps most of thing currently have to done from scratch and that poses a challenge. App developers also need to work on microcontroller technologies, embedded systems, machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, the software, programs for connecting devices, sensors, data, security, and infrastructure which are required for monitoring and management of the exponential packets of data that will be running across networks.

OCDLabOCDLabMobile app development company in United States

Oh yeah! When you are developing a mobile app, it is all about the UI/UX and the feature set. When it comes to IoT, there are several moving components. You have your front-end (like a traditional app), firmware, middleware, and backend. Not to mention the senors, and the whole communication-related challenges. That is why it is crucial to choose a team who has experience building IoT solutions. If you need just the mobile app, it wouldn't be so tricky, but if you are conceptualizing the product from ground-up, the challenges become multifold. You should try to find a team that offers turnkey solutions (from hardware to electronics to programming.)

Umbrella AllianceUmbrella AllianceMobile app development company in Russia

The difference between app development for a smartphone and IoT device is not that tremendous as there are many intersections among underlying technologies. The main distinction is in product’s major functionality. For example, most of the smartwatches have the stripped-down functionality which is the fact that always should be taken into consideration.

DevTechnosys Pvt LtdDevTechnosys Pvt LtdMobile app development company in India

Of course, it is important for the developers of the app to note that the complete structure of the IoT which basically rests upon three vital pillars which include: Things in Themselves, Network and Cloud. IoT apps have a lot to do along with working with a given mobile operating system. These different apps need to communicate with a large number of various devices. Typical development of an application which is used begins with the documenting of different on-screen functions that the software is required to perform but when it comes to coding mobile apps for the IoT, the required and desired physical functions need to be considered first.

Aafilogic Infotech Pvt LtdAafilogic Infotech Pvt LtdMobile app development company in India

IoT devices are targeted towards the common man so these IoT device apps need to designed and programmed giving more stress to the end user needs. It would be like designing a Google of IoT. Definitely SDLC will undergo some changes in case of IoT device apps.

AppInventivAppInventivMobile app development company in India

There are minor yet significant differences between IoT development and mobile application development. For example, end-to-end solutions like Cloud services is imperative in IoT applications, but an option while building a mobile application. Mobile app development does not encompass dealing with multiple hardware systems, but IoT development is - making IoT development more critical. IoT is a completely mesh network, where two or more devices communicate in real-time, which implies the developers have to put more efforts in designing such an app, especially in the absence of proper standards. Besides, the IoT devices take only a small chunk of data at a time, making it a challenge for the developers to cover up the time gap and provide higher efficiency.

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Developing an IoT Application

Network, things and cloud are the three primary pillars of Internet-of-Things. The devices or things are linked to the cloud via network. These routers or devices or things are gateway to internet that connects other devices in the network to the outside world via communication protocols. The cloud is the server that safeguards your confidential data and information. Few of the factors that must be taken into consideration while developing an application with Internet-of-Things:

  • Selecting an appropriate and convenient platform
  • Selecting the industry for IoT application
  • Segregating services from API Interface
  • Securing the IoT data
  • Different levels of IoT applications
  • Looking at IoT device firmware security
  • Do not compromise on speed and quality of application
  • Provide scalability to the applications
  • Developing an Application for the Smartphone
  • Primary steps in building an application for your smartphone:
  • Identify the problem that app resolves
  • Check on platforms and devices to support
  • Emphasize on UX/UI of the app
  • Selecting best approach to develop a Native, web or Hybrid app
  • Converting the idea into the prototype
  • Incorporate appropriate analytics
  • Beta test your app to remove all errors
  • Ensure integrity of the application at the time of deployment
  • Capture essential metrics to know behavior of user
  • Update your app with new features

IoT is going to be a complete breakthrough in app development. Data security, changes in power consumption, overhaul of standard operating procedures, and computing performance of connected devices, are going to be major areas of concern. Developers will have to see how they are going to integrate their mobile applications with connected devices. Devices will no longer be connected via 3G or 4G services.

As smartphones are capable of getting connected with fitness equipment as well as smart watches to enhance the user experience, similarly, IoT enables operating the workplace systems from any remote location. Thus, connectivity can be tricky as there are many new platforms to deal with. More and more programs are now available to developers via mobile app development services to develop innovative applications. This helps them blur the boundary between IoT and non-IoT apps.

ExaudExaudMobile app development company in Portugal

Frameworks are different of course, e.g. on the Apple platform, developers often can use HomeKit while on Android there’s a lot of competing open source and proprietary SDKs. The basics of the software development process stay the same though developers must pay more attention to security in particular, as well as data exchange footprint, as data bandwidth of the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol, for instance, is quite low.

FluperFluperMobile app development company in United Arab Emirates

The difference in the development of apps for IoT devices will only arise if the understanding of device operating system is irrelevant to the developer. Google has a cloud IoT core that can easily provide developers with the extracted data required from IoT devices as an input to their apps to function in real time. So, the changes developers might face will be a bare minimum.

What is the future for IoT?

We’ve asked our mobile app developers to share with us what they think of IoT’s future in today’s technological revolution. Is it really useful or is it just “spectacular”?

Promatics TechnologiesPromatics TechnologiesMobile app development company in India

We would like to put it as "IoT is the future". A huge revolution is waiting to happen and the first steps have already been taken. The devices of future will come with inbuilt connectivity. As IoT will continue to evolve, the concept of smart cities and smart homes would flourish. In such a scenario, mobile devices will function as main interface through which we will be able to interact with IoT enabled devices. Mobile devices will be able to control and communicate with IoT devices as well as their sensors making it one connected ecosystem. There is no doubt that IoT will add great value to our lives and the future looks very bright. At Promatics Technologies Private Limited we have kept IoT as a major area for our future plans.

OCDLabOCDLabMobile app development company in United States

Since IoT has become such a mainstream buzzword, everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie. However, as I said before, good ideas are a few and sparse. Not every device need to be smart and connected. That being said, there are some neat developments in the space, and we are excited to see how machine learning and AI will change the IoT landscape. The developing nations can benefit a lot with IoT. For example, agriculture is still behind in technology, and things like connected farms can change it for the greater good.

Umbrella AllianceUmbrella AllianceMobile app development company in Russia

There is every indication that IoT may take the technological lead in both personal and business landscapes. The future will bring new connected devices that will be more intuitive and user-friendly and may soon become the cornerstone of customer value.

DevTechnosys Pvt LtdDevTechnosys Pvt LtdMobile app development company in India

There is a massive scope of IoT in the near future. The world currently will be having over 50 billion connected devices by the years 2020. IoT is considered to touch each and every industry as well as people in every domain along with optimizing the businesses and simplifying the lives of the people. IoT mainly focuses on below-mentioned things:

  • Connected Cars
  • Industrial IoT
  • Big Data
  • Smart Security
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Healthcare
  • Data Analysis
Aafilogic Infotech Pvt LtdAafilogic Infotech Pvt LtdMobile app development company in India

Below factors ensure a bright future for IoT:

a) Increasing per capita income at global level.

b) Increase in Internet Penetration at global level.

c) Internet making world a global village.

AppInventivAppInventivMobile app development company in India

The IoT market is evolving at a breathtaking pace. In 2006, we had 2 billion connected objects which are going to reach 200 billion by 2020 - with each individual having 26 smart connected devices. The global spending on IoT is forecasted to hit $1.4 trillion by 2025, with more than half of the devices deployed for business purpose. Besides, the integration of technologies like AI, blockchain and Voice technology will boost the IoT market. All these facts and figures directly indicate we must be ready for the connected future.

Konstant InfosolutionsKonstant InfosolutionsMobile app development company in United States

5 predictions on trends of the Internet of Things:

1. There will be approximately 21 billion connected devices in 2018 and they are expected to increase exponentially

2. Hackers will become more active with DDoS attacks and thus security has to be tightened

3. Number of cities will become smart with an increased number of connected devices within homes and workplaces

4. There will be increased use of artificial intelligence systems like hubs, thermostats computers programmed by people, voice-controlled systems, chatbots and machines will learn about your preferences and adjust accordingly.

5. Not every device can have a security feature installed on it as they reside within the home and thus are very vulnerable to attacks. Therefore routers installed within the home have to be more secure like Norton Core Router as they are entry points of internet traffic within the home.

ExaudExaudMobile app development company in Portugal

Universal IoT adaptation, pretty much all equipment is likely to become connected and engage in machine-to-machine communication in the upcoming decades.

FluperFluperMobile app development company in United Arab Emirates

We can say, “Future is IoT” and we have ample reasons to support this statement.

The rapid growth of internet usage says that IoT will be the backbone of future customer value. IoT Infrastructure will take the lead role and developers will play a significant role. And, regarding the security concerns, it will be there despite various precautions. Now, we actually have what we call “Internet of Things – IoT”, but we’re equally responsible to use it carefully.

Most of our developers seem to agree that IoT’s future is already here and there’s quite a demand for Internet of Things-based applications. Developers believe this technology will keep growing, both for personal and business solutions, and soon enough we’ll witness a whole new world with billions of connected objects around us.

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Bernat GuitartCEO at AppFutura

Bernat is the CEO at AppFutura and he has been a Marketing manager in different companies over the years. Besides being the main person in charge of our company and its strategy, he takes care of our SEO and curates our SEO Companies and Digital Mark...

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