The most common tech ecosystem that strikes us when we think of Internet of Things or IoT, is that of a smart home. Regular devices and appliances are made smarter with sensors that enable them to be voice or remotely activated via mobile apps. This might be the most mass-friendly version but the potential of IoT is that concept can be applied to make computing much faster, seamless & efficient. In summary, this helps machines communicate better with each other without the need for human interference. Including IoT in your service or developing a mobile app based on IoT can be an extremely profitable idea if it solves the right problem with the right solutions. Here’s a list of reasons why adopting IoT into your mobile app development plan is going to be super beneficial for you.
IoT devices allow inter-device connectivity via wi-fi and Bluetooth currently, however, there is work going on to eradicate that dependency as well. The IoT devices are connected in a more complex manner which allows them to interact across locations and without any human intervention. Thereby, ensuring smooth operations without the need for constant supervision.
There’s no specific requirement that says that connected IoT devices must be situated in the same location or even nearby. These machines can be handled remotely from anywhere using something as simple as a mobile application to a computer-generated complex code from far away. One doesn’t have to be physically present to run these or monitor these devices and since they can be operated remotely on automation, it can save the cost of duplicating multiple setups too.
Since IoT devices’ main purpose is to reduce the need for human intervention, it also reduces the risks caused by human errors. Also, since the machines are programmed to operate under certain basic conditions only, there’s constant monitoring of the process at the machine level and logs that maintain production and/or other data regularly. Moreover, the IoT data can be entirely end-to-end encrypted to save it from being hacked into and intercepted.
Seamless automation is the main purpose, thus human effort and a chance of human error are vastly obliterated. These devices forego the need for constant human intervention & supervision and can conduct several tasks that otherwise would definitely require a human’s skill and/or expertise. Mobile applications enabled with IoT on the other hand will make several tasks like checking devices for hardware faults or running a software update, etc a cakewalk.
Less human effort means less requirement and payment for human labour. This also substantially affects a lot of logistics costs beyond salary alone, like transportation fees, administrative costs, office space, etc. IoT is also a great way to impress the audiences of your mobile app and create a lasting impression on them and become a great example of a pioneering brand.
With the right kind of tech experts in place, like Valere, you can always innovate your own unique IoT features in your mobile application to make it stand apart. To get an estimate on the budget for your app, you can check out our App Development Cost Calculator.