How IoT Will Shape Mobile App Development In The Future
This article covers an introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how IoT is shaping mobile app development.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) has penetrated across industry verticals from healthcare and retail to hospitality, manufacturing, logistics, financial service, and many more. In the last few years, there has been an exponential rise in IoT-powered devices. According to a report by Statista, IoT devices across the world are predicted to triple from 8.74 billion in 2020 to over 25.4 billion in 2030. This promising technology is poised to shape the future of mobile application development. Before we dig deeper to find out how this technology is the future of mobile application development, let’s quickly understand what exactly IoT is.
What Is IoT (Internet of Things)?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a giant interconnected network of physical objects that are embedded with software and sensors that enable them to exchange data with other devices over the Internet. IoT is no longer a buzzword, it has been around for over a decade and today this modern technology is leveraged by businesses of all sizes to boost productivity, improve customer service, optimize cost, better asset utilization, enhance safety and network security, and historical analysis. Now, let’s take a peek at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping mobile app development.
1. Better Connectivity
The era of the Internet of Things (IoT) has come long before and soon you'll witness that devices won't be connected through conventional ways like Bluetooth, cellular, or wifi. In fact, developers should start devising ingenious ways on how to connect their applications to the Internet of Things (IoT) on their own.
2. Easy Customization and More Inter-activeness
The Internet of Things (IoT) comes with immense potential that can be leveraged to make applications more engaging and user-friendly. Also, this promising technology offers a slew of customization options that will help you render a smooth user experience across all devices. Furthermore, IoT allows you to build feature-packed and future-ready applications that would help you stay ahead of the competition. Also, IoT is helpful in developing enterprise-grade applications tailored to your industry.
3. Improve the Ambit of Hybrid App Development
Unlike native mobile applications that are engineered for a particular platform, hybrid apps work seamlessly across all platforms. This may be the reason why the demand for hybrid app development is surging than ever before. In the coming years, IoT will be playing an indispensable role in hybrid mobile application development.
From the above, it is clear that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be shaping the future of mobile application development in the coming years. By leveraging the potential of IoT-driven applications, businesses can cope with complex business challenges and improve their workforce productivity.
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