Smartphones are now more popular than PCs. Today, everyone you know already has a smartphone. People use these smartphones in a variety of personal and professional computing operations. This trend took place merely in the period of a decade. We would see coming decades more expressive for the smartphone mobility.
Other technologies like IoT, which was earlier not getting the desired acceptance among people because of not having the portable means of being controlled, has now ways to grow in different industries, such as electronics goods manufacturers. As of the latest estimation by IBM, the market of the Internet of Things will reach 500 million USD by 2020. A big share to this growth would doubtlessly be added by the consumer electronic industry.
With the increasing adoption of smartphones, consumers have also become tech-savvy. Now, when they buy electronic devices, they want them to be highly energy-efficient. This requirement of consumers is one big force behind the revolution of IoT. This has also triggered an overhauling or transformation in the consumer electronics segment globally. Manufacturers in this industry are now looking for the ways to infuse intelligence in everyday electronic items like refrigerator, washing machine, air conditioners, microwave oven, and several others devices, gadgets, and appliances.
However, building an IoT system working seamlessly is still complex due to a variety of different standards, and development paradigms, which have been presenting challenges to manufacturers on how to better incorporate sensors, software, and intelligence to consumer devices. There were monstrous challenges in the designing, development, and implementation of IoT technology in a form which isn’t effective only but is also easy and portable. Thank god today we have smart mobility in place.
Yes, the smartphones we are using nowadays, regardless of their platforms, come loaded with such power and features which can easily handle IoT applications wirelessly. That’s what IoT requires, isn’t it?
The success of applying it to devices relies on how easily it can be controlled through apps that can be installed on an internet connected smartphone. Yes, it’s all about a right mobile application development that will take care of devices being controlled via it.
Today, we have a number of companies in the market, which are providing IoT mobile app development services. Some of them have really earned masterly in fusing mobility with IoT via their dedicated mobile app development services.
Following are the points elaborating how IoT mobile apps can add value to electronic goods industry.
Helping in nurturing trust on brands
When companies enable their products with IoT, they would hardly need to look far to find data that demonstrate the increasing demand or decline in a particular product. At customer ends, IoT technology can provide timely information on several aspects, which will further built their trust on a particular brand or company.
Better delivery via agile supply chains
Apart from behind-the-scenes transformation, there would be more than a few immediate benefits. The technology of Internet of Things offer outstanding opportunities by improving the efficiency and productivity of many processes in logistics, replenishment, supply chain, store operation, merchandising and manufacturing.
Products talking back to their manufacturers
IoT powered products can talk back to their manufacturers who then later use the data in formulating dedicated maintenance operation. From vacuum cleaners to hair dryers, to several other appliances, they can send data back to manufacturers, who can understand their wear and tear, and their performance in real-life operation and then enhance their next lines of the products.
There may several other benefits when consumer goods manufacturers would start integrating IoT in their devices.