Imagine yourself telling Alexa to turn off the fan in your dining room. Could this have happened 10 years before?
How easy it has become for you to enjoy the nightlife without worrying about someone breaking into your house as the alarm is connected to your mobile.
What made this possible? You know the answer, the Internet of Things!
The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere. And one may feel his/her life is incomplete without it.
According to estimations, we can expect 41 million IoT devices by 2027. Moreover, 70% of the vehicles will be connected to the internet in the future.
More tech companies are willing to invest in IoT. In 2019, global companies invested around $745 on IoT. And these numbers are only expected to increase from here.
So, what this fuss is all about, how IoT based mobile apps are impacting user experience? Let’s explore in this post.
How the IoT Works?
The term IoT refers to an entire integrated system. Web-enabled smart devices are used to share and collect data that is later sent through the cloud and analyzed. Then a certain action is taken based on the data.
Let’s have an example. You can monitor your house’s alarm system through your smartphone while you are in an urgent meeting at work, or walking on the subway.
Since the alarm is connected to a device via an app, it can send real-time information to the smartphone. And upon an event, it can take a certain action.
Uber’s app is another example that can help you to understand the mechanism behind it. Here, too, IoT connects you as a passenger to self-employed drivers.
You press a button and the IoT then connects requests to the smartphone of the driver in real-time. Further, the location sensors present on both devices let both parties monitor each others’ location.
This is made possible by IoT. The information extracted is available on Uber’s data system present on the Cloud and thus both parties can take action accordingly.
IoT’s Impact on End-users
As it goes without saying, IoT apps have a positive impact on User Experience. Here’s how:
Of course, the primary reason behind the surge of IoT is the convenience it adds to our day-to-day life. Who doesn’t want to control electronic devices back at via the internet?
Turning on/off electronic devices back at home, home security, vehicle control, even supply chain management, and much more is possible with IoT.
For enterprises, IoT can reduce business costs in numerous ways. For instance, an organization can automate the tasks for which it had to hire hundreds of employees previously.
This further helps in boosting efficiency and achieving greater results in less time.
Consumer Behavior Insights
Organizations love it. With the use of IoT, they are able to monitor the behavior patterns of their consumers. Thus, they are able to plan their production and marketing strategies accordingly.
IoT apps can collect data through different means, this includes GPS tracking, social media usage, internet usage, health, metrics, video surveillance, and you name it!
Further, companies are able to work on their consumer experience. So in the end, it’s the user experience that’s getting better. For example, customers can track their product shipments, health screening results, and much more via an app from anywhere.
Higher Productivity Level
IoT apps are helping organizations and individuals attain a higher level of productivity. This is done by tracking your time and actions and staying aware of your to-do list.
When the workload increases, employees often become oblivious to the high-priority tasks. Or one may indulge in low-priority tasks and drain most of his/her energy before moving to the high-priority ones.
IoT apps assist in real-time data measurement, so organizations can analyze a business’s output at any time. Further, they can optimize their to-do lists and employee schedules.
Maximum Data Security
We’re living in an era in which a bulk amount of data is stored in mobile applications. A small security breach can result in a massive loss for the users. With IoT, developers are able to add multiple layers of security and enhance user experience in this regard.
IoT is playing a huge role in improving the user experience. If you analyze devices around you, they’d become useless without the Internet of Things. As technology is growing, our needs are further increasing. In the near future, IoT is expected to open up new possibilities with new luxuries added to the end user’s life.
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