IoT is fast gaining all the popularity mainly, owing to the ease of use and the convenience it offers. We have already started to witness the impact of this fast-emerging technology in various areas of our lives, the way we think and the way we work. The practical implications of this technology span across a diversity of industries which include Manufacturing, Healthcare, Agriculture and Energy. With the fast-emergence and prominence of Smart Cars, Smart Cities, Smart Retail Outlets, Smart Homes and Smart wearables, IoT is gradually but constantly making its indispensable place in our day-to-day lives.
The popular current trend involves the usage of Smartphone Applications for controlling and monitoring these ‘Smart’ devices and hence, IoT has a major impact on shaping the Mobile Application Design and Development of this day and age.
For optimizing the process of designing and developing the mobile applications to be perfectly compatible with these Smart devices, the mobile app developers must inculcate a different thinking and approach to the entire process while also making a number of considerations right at the outset, as described below:
Developers must consider and understand how their application is going to connect to the Internet as well as the object itself. This kind of application needs to get integrated with a gateway and this requires the developers to adopt a new approach and method of thinking to accomplish this with success.
New end points:
To be compatible to this technology, the Mobile Applications have to work and connect seamlessly with the Future technologies, the end-users and the analytics and it needs to be understood that this shall require a lot more of cohesive work. So, interfacing with the new language and the communication protocol is MUST.
On a unified IoT platform, IoT development has an immense potential to become a niche market for most of the developers. So, while IoT is becoming more prevalent, it’s better for the developers to acquaint themselves promptly with at least one absolute skillset for accomplishing IoT development.
Open Source development:
As IoT application development is currently happening more in the Open source space, the open source communities of developers are all inclusively participating and collaborating on resolving and delivering expertise for the new use cases. With IoT becoming more inclusive these days, more and more programs are and will be available for almost any developer to be able to code and develop IoT based mobile applications.
Finally, we all must understand appreciate the fact that the Internet of Things (IoT) is not just a complete breakthrough in mobile app development but it is all set to revolutionize the world of technology and bring a huge paradigm shift in the job roles by taking the human effort out of the equation with high degree of automation and over-simplification of our lives. This is the reason why IoT based mobile app development deserves major focus and attention from the mobile app developers and the agencies alike.
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