Smartphones are the epitome of IoT ecosystem
According to a recent study, there are more than 2 billion smartphone users in the world today and the number is surging up fast. It goes without saying that more and more users, rather consumers, are getting comfortable to smartphones and tablets. And thus, it makes complete sense to use smartphones to communicate with other devices, software or sensors including Wi-Fi, radio, SmartWatch, radio, Bluetooth, etc.
Smartphone can also function as a data streaming devices besides acting as an IoT control hub. The in-built camera, pressure sensor, accelerometer, etc. integrated in smartphones enable them bring in out-of-the-box user experience in IoT space. Both Android and iOS smart watches are capable of connecting to respective smartphones showing how mobile phones are emerging the epicenter of this IoT space evolution.
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The app development companies can utilize their proficiency in making user-centric app UI and UX to communicate with other sensor based devices. There are endless possibilities in this new space, isn’t it? Having said that, it is worth considering that the mobile app development space itself is under huge transformation.
Not too long ago Apple has unveiled a line of IoT modules including HomeKit,HealthKit, and CloudKit, which clearly announce the need of entirely new bunch of apps. Google is also not left behind contributing its share in the IoT ecosystem. The company has recently launched Android Wear, the operating system for all Android based wearable devices.
To sum up, it is anticipated to have a significant rise in the demand of app development company specialized in building IoT centric apps.