The Internet of Things (IoT) space has expanded rapidly in the last decade. The technology consists of smart devices that link up with one another through mobile applications, providing companies with innovative solutions that were previously unavailable.
The mobile space is growing at a rapid rate, and 2019 will be no different. The upcoming year will see mobile play an even larger role in the tech industry, with global mobile ad spending slated to increase from $135.6 million to $160.2 million from 2018 to 2019, according to Statista.
The Internet of Things (IoT) space is currently one of the most exciting segments in the tech world. The technology is evolving rapidly, connecting mobile, home and business devices with each other. In fact, the global IoT market is expected to reach nearly $250 billion by the end of 2018 and more than $457 billion by the end of 2020, according to Statista.
Businesses have been developing mobile apps for hotels and short-term rentals in an effort to succeed in the ever-changing hospitality industry. Technology plays a large role in the hospitality industry thanks to its ability to improve the guest experience through added convenience and comfort.
There is no denying that Internet of Things (IoT) devices are having a major impact in the home, with smart devices such as Nest and Echo offering users an interconnected network of devices that interact with each other. The technology is also popular in the manufacturing world, providing a variety of ways to streamline the process of creating a product. However, Internet of Things applications go far beyond these two industries. Read More
Most smartphone users are familiar with mobile app beacon technology, although they may not hear the actual term “beacon” too often. It’s the technology that allows an app to generate notifications or alerts when a user’s device enters a particular geographical area. Marketing firms now use mobile app beacons to engage users when they’re in the physical vicinity of a store or restaurant, while the travel and tourism industry uses beacon technology to provide self-guided tourists with information about landmarks or points of interest. But these applications represent just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s possible with mobile app beacon technology. There is a wide range of potential beacon uses associated with the Internet of Things or IoT, and it’s an area we expect will receive lots of attention in the not-so-distant future. Read More
Over the past couple years, your company has accrued lots of IoT-enabled equipment. And while you’re managing each of those items individually over WiFi, there is a world of difference between WiFi and a true IoT network. At the end of the day, you’re falling short of your full potential.
Amazon reportedly sold over 10 million Echo devices between 2014 and 2017, each equipped with Alexa—a virtual assistant that leverages natural language processing (NLP) technology to fulfill your requests. Google and Apple have also released virtual assistant-equipped IoT devices that allow users to do everything from playing a specific song, adjusting the lighting or starting their coffee maker to dispatching their Roomba.
As the Internet of Things becomes an established fixture in the market, it’s now fairly commonplace to hear IoT and WiFi mentioned in the same breath. But many company leaders make the false assumption that IoT and WiFi connections are the same. A common train of thought is, “Let’s add a WiFi module to our product and make it an IoT device!” That’s because, at a quick glance, an IoT ecosystem and a far simpler WiFi network can look quite similar. But when it comes to functionality and management, the differences are significant. If you fail to appreciate those differences, you could end up with a very disappointing user experience.
When you hear the term “artificial intelligence” or “AI,” a futuristic piece of technology probably comes to mind, such as a highly realistic android like those depicted in the film iRobot. But in reality, artificial intelligence technology spans a much broader realm, and many developers are looking at new, innovative ways to use AI for mobile apps.