Mobile devices are such a part of our society that billions are connected each day. Mobile app development and IoT are 2 areas where industry analysts are watching as technologies that can shape our everyday lives. Together, these 2 technologies will change enterprises.
We are still very much living in a pandemic-fueled era. IoT technologies stand as a focal point that enterprises are using to navigate as the world transforms digitally. Furthermore, as IoT continues to evolve, it’s taking mobile app development with it and forcing the industry to embrace innovation and crucial changes.
Take, for example, IoT-enabled mobile apps. They’re allowing us to remotely start our cars, look in on our security cameras from anywhere, adjust our thermostats from anywhere and so much more.
Mobile IoT isn’t just a passing trend. It’s what is going to modernize the world even further. Let’s take a look at some of the predictions for where mobile IoT will go in the next few years.
Increase in wearable IoT apps
Wearables are becoming more mainstream as they are even easier to connect with our mobile devices. In fact, wearable tech is an important part of what IoT is. All of the smart apps that people use now—fitness trackers, smart eyewear, smart clothes, smart homes, etc.—are all considered IoT technologies.
Experts suggest that in the near future there will be an increase in utilization for “customized wearable IoT-enabled apps.” Companies specializing in IoT app development will likely be handing more control over to users AND ensuring that the devices are even more secure than they are now.
More access to hybrid app development
When it comes to mobile apps, their future lies in hybrid app development. In traditional mobile apps, they work on a specific platform, which aren’t necessarily IoT app-suitable as IoT-based apps aren’t platform-dependent. By comparison, hybrid mobile apps are capable of working across platforms and allows end-users the option to interact with multiple platforms as well.
Additionally, IoT allows hybrid mobile app developers access to advanced coding capabilities. This allows for the use of large amounts of code across platforms. Experts also suggest that soon developers of mobile apps will be able to collaborate with IoT teams to develop custom-fit solutions for enterprises.
IoT demand will likely lead to the solutions becoming more specific and intricate. Moreover, modern businesses will be able to provide their customers with better customized features and functionalities. As IoT continues to grow, it will allow mobile app development companies to create apps that we never thought were possible—with customizable options for their users.
This is likely only the beginning for both mobile app development and IoT. Expect that these aren’t the last advances we’ll see.