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Role of IoT in Application Development

Arjun / 27 Nov 2020 / IOT Industry

The continuous rise and expansion of IoT in the global market have brought about a revolutionary impact in the field of web application and development. It has increased the proficiency of businesses, as they benefit from high-end IoT oriented apps. It also paves way for an improved mode of communication, IoT is now the backbone of a bright technological future.


What is the Internet of Things?

IoT or the Internet of Things is systematic connectivity of all physical applications, electronic devices, digital machines, and gadgets through the medium of the internet, Bluetooth, iBeacon, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Smart, and more. They are embedded with sensors or actuators which send and receive data and information without the need for any human intervention. This enhanced level of digital intelligence provided by IoT has therefore transformed the fabric around us.


The Fundamentals           

The market of IoT has enlarged considerably over the past few years. The connectivity, software services, and IoT devices have risen by almost 20 billion in 2020 while the number is expected to rise to 75 billion by 2025. In the sector of application development, IoT has caused some ground-breaking contributions. This bidirectional connectivity offers great possibilities when it comes to designing applications for both smart devices and the web. Following the standard protocols for communication, it can span across multiple platforms. It is also about the APIs, the logical connectors, facilitating the apps to the IoT based devices belonging to each manufacturer. 

With the help of the APIs, information and data are exposed after which, the devices direct them to numerous other applications through a data interface. Moreover, with the growing human reliance on these applications, there is no doubt about the abundance of advantages that it can provide to all. 


IoT in Mobile App Development  

When it comes to mobile application building, the IoT ecosystem has a pivotal role to play. Globally, billions of people depend on smartphones and smart-pads for work and daily living. Hence, mobile applications are hailed as one of the most preferred channels to access IoT. Smartphones are also flexible when it comes to the transmission of data and the exchange of information. With this single smart device, IoT can be monitored efficiently. 

There are multiple benefits of integrating IoT in mobile apps. These are as follows-   

  • Cost-effective – Carrying out the essential functionalities becomes easy. Those IoT devices which have remote mobile apps can monitor equipment better than the traditional means. This brings down the cost. 
  • High productivity – Higher output is made possible with IoT integrated mobile apps, especially in sectors like development, manufacturing, etc. Determining productive work hours can also be done. 
  • Better customer experience- IoT applications provide users with different options like doing a transaction with mobile cards and smart trackers. The customers can track their actions promptly. 
  • Data analysis- With IoT applications, you can gather and analyze real-time information and data, allowing more data storage. This way, the cost is saved in data overheads. 
  • Safe workspace – With the support of IoT apps, you can monitor the high-risk environment. Employers can enjoy a safe workplace with the option of identifying all kinds of threats. 
  • Research – This can be executed with IoT apps as it enables one to collect huge amounts of data manually. 

    IoT in Web Application 

    IoT integration in website development is intensely gathering momentum. Due to the ease of use and the convenience that it provides, this technology has proved useful in several industries. As the networking of all these devices depends on the web servers, the IoT architecture has brought new challenges for the developers. Web servers make the storage of data entirely in the Cloud. The communication happens with upgraded messaging protocols. Businesses also utilize IoT web applications to customize their products, services, and solutions. This analysis is capable of trackers and sensors. Besides, the impact of AI, Machine Learning is also prominent. With IoT in web development, personalized data can be collected from smart devices. Without any setback in the transition of data, the developers can build a dynamic interface and then use it for communication, interaction, and other purposes.


    The benefits include

    Personal assistants- With IoT in web development, the role of virtual assistants will take a major lead. This smart technology, already embedded in gadgets like Amazon Echo, Alexa, Siri, etc., will replace human activity. With IoT, web servers can also access the bot to read information instead of visually displaying it.  


    Rising Effectiveness – The new norm will be hiring hybrid teams for development. Taking assistance from IoT professionals and web developers, the industries can construct modified web servers, platforms, and software apps. 


    Eminent data collection- Companies can gather live feedback from the customers. Database reliant operations will increase productivity. The data collected from the users will retrofit into other iterations of web applications. This might be a complex process, but it will be necessary. 


    More priority to app security – While most of the contemporary devices lack strict measures for navigating IoT security, web developers must acquire high-level knowledge related to encryption. The IoT devices should be protected from every kind of security theft and breach.


    Dynamic UI Building- The components of UI and UX will become increasingly significant. The companies can better accommodate the requirement of their users. Henceforth, the developers will adopt this approach for UI design from the very beginning of the process. 



    The advent of IoT will, therefore, bring forth unlimited benefits to every application developer across renowned, global enterprises. There will be innovation and accuracy in learning. The retrieving of real-time data through IoT based mobile apps and web servers will boost the operation of business modules, through asset utilization. Producing scalable applications will also augment the IoT development and application towards further progress.