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Internet of things (IoT) is a network of devices or objects which contain embedded technology that enables those devices and objects to communicate and interact with each other. The connectivity does not need any particular place, be it home or workplace. The devices include any smart gadgets or any other devices that are connected to the web or another device in some way and can be accessed and controlled from any location. IoT is becoming increasingly popular because of the tranquility of use and convenience it offers. There is a subsequent demand in apps (application) for such devices.
Following are some of the ways that IoT is impacting the mobile app development process:
Process initiation: The process initiation for IoT is not any set of pre-defined fundamentals. Most of the mobile app developers have no clear idea about where to start with the IoT, and because of its expensiveness, they don’t take any risk with any amount of money. But IoT technology is only a collection of several components that are combined to provide collective output.
Connectivity problem: One of the most essential things IoT needs is connectivity among the devices with the internet and also with other smart devices. IoT devices cannot be connected through the mobile cellular services as Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) or Bluetooth. The developers should resolve the connectivity issue with the ‘smart-things’. This refers that IoT applications require an upgraded integration gateway or standalone device as the modem.
Know the difference: The process of developing and designing an app is conducted on different levels, and the same approach is followed by software developers for IoT apps also. App developers should not treat the two projects with different technologies. They should develop a new approach or language to deal with a particular technology which is in its initial development stage.
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Open source development: IoT is becoming an essential part of mobile app development systems, and its integration is promoting developers to develop innovative applications. Nowadays many tech giants are adding features to provide the developers to adapt to the technology of IoT.
Find development problem: The app developers have to start from scratch when it comes to creating IoT apps because of no availability of a web-based platform for the IoT app development. Starting from scratch makes the processes time consuming and prone to errors. Most of the sectors are taking advantage of IoT as healthcare, energy, and agriculture. And with each adaption, list of prominent technologies join IoT. This is beneficiary for the services like connected wearables, smart cars, and smart cities.
IoT is encouraging innovations in the mobile app development industry. IoT is able to transform any object into a smart device. This is the reason for IoT’s rapid adoption in different business verticals.