The application and sensor-powered smartphones carry a lot of user information like geolocation, device orientation, and tracing light intensity. The mobile applications are useful in letting users perform activities of their choice. Blending one of the latest technologies like IoT to smartphones has users monitor and operate other connected devices from distance.
This includes performing activities like manipulating the lights or other electronics and electrical devices from remote location purely by using a mobile. IoT ecosystem leverages on the connectivity of mobile devices and its sensors to create more prospects for ease of usability. This has implications on IoT in many industries like healthcare, education, travel and others.
IoT App Development paves a way to connect mobile with the device in a rather economical manner to control the communication. This is why IoT app integration goes on to offer high convenience and efficient use of technology for personal and business terms.
Mobile Application for the future
The time has arrived for mobile app development companies to contribute the best for developing IoT-based applications. The mobile applications can bring in an agile mechanism where device information can easily be transmitted to users. The mobile application acts as a communication bridge while its integrated sensors work as a backbone and thereby real-time information exchange is further simplified.
Possible interaction between IoT and Mobile app to leverage on the combined technology
Medicine and Healthcare
Plenty of IoT-enabled devices are put to best practice in the healthcare infrastructure. This includes leveraging on devices like vital sign monitors, IVs, and even infusion pumps to name a few. The sensors collect the data which is then transferred to an app enabling a smoother workflow to detect, read, and analyze user readings.
The IoT-enabled medical will require a predetermined direction in two-way communication. This is where mobile apps come to play where they set the medical dosage via pumps and IVs. Also, mobile apps can help setup the medicinal dosage using pumps and IVs. Collecting and collating patient information to doctors is simplified as all real-time information can be monitored from distance through a patient’s e-medical record.
One of the latest trends in consumer technology includes wearables that make up for an important in IoT solutions. Wearables are usually connected via Bluetooth and smartwatches, Wi-Fi, and even eyeglasses. All these devices connect to the Smartphone, creating a two-way data communication amongst the connected devices.
One of the highly used combinations of is that of a smartwatch with the mobile. Here the connection between the two make the watch an extension of the mobile device with back and forth information sharing enabled.The watch also has the sensor just like you mobile that matches the steps walked, kilometres walked, and even pings whenever there is a notification in mobile.
Smart Homes Solution
Home automation is speedily becoming a lifestyle factor with the advent of home automation by means of IoT devices. Plenty of devices – right from the Aircondition to lock/security and even coffee machines can now be operated simply via a mobile application. The IoT-enabled security will help the owners to remotely monitor their property. They can even see from cameras exactly what’s going on in their home remotely. Such devices also adapt to user interaction and are programmed to learn with more usage.
For example, the Nest Thermostat is equipped with learning mechanism understands the users’ preferred settings during the daytime. With time, it automates the process. The same holds true for lights like Philips Hue, etc.
The rising demand for food demands an evolution and IoT can offer a comprehensive solution for it. IoT devices transmit information via sensors and apps monitor the plants’ growth. It can also know the fertility of crops and its conditions by considering the light, humidity, temperature and even the condition.
Such a blend of technology helps farmers by giving them the ability to review information regarding their plants in mobile apps for highly efficient farming. Additionally, the industry is using smart drones to survey the land, and monitoring has also begun being used in tracking livestock.
The arrival and ease of availability of IoT devices are already creating IoT powered smart cities. Again, the melange of sensors and its ability to remotely connect to other device does the trick to leveraging the benefit of this technology. Things like finding a car parking using an app are possible in smart cities. Another advantage that any smart city dwellers can render is to have less traffic congestion thanks to real-time data exchange of traffic movements in the city. Drivers and even the urban planners can benefit by utilizing IoT to identify high high-traffic spots and their times and can help to find the best routes to avoid that.
The complexity of using IoT with mobile application arises when there are more devices connected at one time seeking the same information. Another challenge is that of the data integrity and security. With inter-connected data, hackers find IoT application a safe haven to breach data. The idea is to develop security systems that are high on integrity levels.
Shahid Mansuri Co-founded Peerbits, one of the leading mobile development company USA, in 2011 which provides Blockchain app development services. His visionary leadership and flamboyant management style have yield fruitful results for the company. He believes in sharing his strong knowledge base with learned concentration on entrepreneurship and business.