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How Mobile App Development Will Transform Beyond IOT

Muzammil Hussain Jan 25, 2019

A world where all things are connected will bring endless opportunities and speed up most human activities.

All thanks to the internet of things, almost any piece of equipment can be networked to provide data such as vibration, temperature, pressure and so on in real-time.

1. Human effort minimized

IOT allows integration with all mobile devices.

This allows technology to play its part and perform intricate tasks.

2. Hybrid apps will go mainstream

The user on mobile attempts to connect with objects as well as people.

These UI/UX are created to match the requirements of trending devices such as a smartwatch.

Hybrid mobile apps facilitate this connectivity.

Apps that include captivating user interface are possible from advance codes provided by hybrid platforms.

3. Centralized panel in households

With homeowners now able to control numerous appliances through their smartphone, the management of household tasks is becoming more centralized.

Ease of access is possible with mobile apps.

4. Adaptability of apps

As smart objects become ever more commonplace, many more apps will be designed with widespread adaptability.

Apps which are unable to offer connectivity with smart objects will become obsolete

Developers are likely to invest far more time in ensuring that the apps are adaptable for IOT connectivity and could also update existing apps to enable them to communicate with smart things.

5. Shift in focus to the thing’s function

App developers have primarily been concerned with the function of the app, but now the focus could shift to the function of things and now they will integrate with apps.

Software engineers will need to have a solid understanding of the things’s underlying technology and then base the development of the app on that.

They might also need to find new ways of connecting the app and the thing if approaches such as Bluetooth, wifi, and cellular do not work.

6. Greater focus on security

With IOT creating an unprecedented amount of entry points for cybercriminals to exploit, app developers must emphasize security at each step of the process.

The bonus is on app developers to hone or expand their cybersecurity knowledge and skills if required so that they are sufficiently updated on the demands of the current cybersecurity landscape.

7. Multi-tiered development process

App development for IoT should ideally be divided into 5 tiers to maximize cohesion: device, gateway, data, analyst, CS and application.

Many app developers won’t have experience of integrating so many tiers for the purpose of building apps, so this could necessitate the development of a new language to ensure fluid cohesion between each of the 5 tiers.

8. Focus on specialist IOT app development 

App developers will be familiar with working across multiple platforms (e.g. Android, iOS) but as Iot is a unified platform company could begin to place greater value in hiring developers who specialize in the IOT niche.

If IOT grows at provided rates, companies are likely to need a team of specialist Iot app developers to avoid lagging behind competitors.

Muzammil Hussain

Muzammil Hussain

Digital marketer by passion, trainer & public speaker. Currently managing digital marketing team in Arpatech.
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