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Mobile App Development Services for IoT projects

 

IoT Mobile App Development Best Practices: Automation, Wearables, Healthcare and Connected Cars

 
In the success of your IoT project, be it Home or Industrial Automation, Healthcare to Automotive, IoT mobile app development will play a defining role.

This is because an IoT Application Development when done right, ensures that end-users (B2B /enterprise or B2C) become willing adopters of this digital transformation initiative.

Following are some of the best practices for IoT Application Development:

 


IoT Mobile Application Development Services

Hardware Platform Consulting

UI/UX Design and Development

  • Our dedicated UI design team partners with customers for design thinking workshops
  • Business Use-Case discussion, Industry Analysis, End-User Analysis, Prototype design
  • Wireframe design and development: UI Screens, Icons, Control Elements, Infographic Elements, Animations and more
  • In-depth expertise in tools like AVOCODE, POP, Illustrator
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    Native and Cross-Platform/Hybrid App development

  • Experience in Android and iOS Native App development for home automation, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Healthcare and Wearables projects
  • Expertise in Apache Cordova for Cross-Platform App Development for IoT projects
  • Expertise in Java, JNI, Object C, Swift, HTML5, JQuery
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    Testing support

    Mobile App Development for IoT Projects


    Ensuring secured communication between the cloud and the IoT gateway through

  • Our IoT Mobile App developers have project experience in MVP based app development method
  • IoT solution design workshops to collaborate for application architecture development – database design, software modules, library and plug-in requirements, testing approach and testing tools requirements
  • Expertise in Agile Method of software development
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    In-vehicle communication and application layer services

    Tools and Technologies expertise

  • Angular JS, HTML5 for UI development
  • Angular JS, HTML5 for UI development
  • REALM (for Cross-Platform or iOS), SQL Lite (for Android) databases
  • OAUTH tool for authentication mechanisms
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      What are the use-cases of a Mobile App in IoT Projects for Industrial Automation, Home Automation, Connected Cars and Healthcare?
    • Industrial Automation:
      • Mobile App for industrial automation systems can help the Operators in remotely monitoring and controlling the industrial equipment from a permissible safe distance. This is important from the safety point of view as the machines on the factory floor often operate at high voltages.
      • Mobile Apps with advanced real-time alerting systems are very useful in averting major accidents such as fires, physical breakdown, and liquid (water/oil) leakage. The operators can be easily notified to take proactive action through the remote access using a Mobile App.
    • Healthcare:
      • Mobile Apps are a value-add for healthcare professionals and physicians, as it helps them to get better insights about the patient – including medical history. This can help them improve their quality of diagnosis and treatment services.
      • IoT Healthcare apps with advanced real-time monitoring features allow any person to keep a regular track of his/her health conditions, such as blood pressure, blood sugar level, cholesterol level etc.
      • Through Healthcare apps the end users can receive customized support such as personalized health tips and daily tracker to maintain an active lifestyle that is most suitable for his/her body type.
    • Smart Homes:
      • A Smart Home App with a user-friendly design and one that is integrated with most important home assets – ranging from security systems, to IoT enabled home appliances – keeps the end-user in total control of their important assets.
      • Smart home Apps with real-time surveillance and alert features can help keep the premises safe. The end-users can also use the Mobile App to avert any major accidents like fire and/or theft and take prompt actions to gain control of the situation.
      • Smart home apps with voice command feature is a great way for people with limited motor abilities or physical disabilities.
    • Connected Cars:

      The analysis of use cases of Mobile App for connected cars would make more sense when done from the perspective of: end –user and business providers.

      • End User: Integration of IoT mobile app with passenger vehicles enables the end user to experience a range of features such as:
        • Real-time location tracking
        • Locking/unlocking the vehicle
        • Tracking fuel consumption
        • Detailed engine diagnostics
        • Alert system for scheduling on –time car maintenance services
        • Checking the nearest fuel recharge stations, repair centers, public parking areas
        • Making use of In-Vehicle Infotainment for security and entertainment on the move
        • Driver assistance features such as navigation, vehicle voice commands, alerts about driver distraction etc.
      • Business Providers: Business providers, across the automotive value chain, can use a mobile app for:
        • Delivering customized service and support based on end user’s vehicle usage pattern (driving style) and other crucial data obtained through accelerometer, OBD-II port etc.
        • Send notifications to the end user about regular and emergency vehicle maintenance services.
        • Service station can remotely gather the real-time vehicle diagnostic data and predict and preempt any major wear and tear of the vehicle parts.
        • Insurance companies can use the vehicle usage analytics to offer customized policies to the customers

        Additionally, mobile apps with advanced navigation features can help in quick tracking of stolen vehicles.

      What are the factors that help one to choose between a Native App and a Cross-Platform App for IoT Projects?
      1. Cross-Platform Compatibility: The native app for Android will not work in iOS and vice versa. So, business targeting multiple mobile platforms would need to build and maintain separate versions of the same app for Android and iOS.
      2. User experience: A Native App scores high when it comes to delivering superior user experience since each version of the application includes interfaces that are custom developed to suit the targeted OS.

        This not only ensures that the app has a seamless access to the device’s functionalities through the native code. A native approach also offers the end-user with a familiar and hassle free navigation and in-app interaction that are totally in line with the OS’s guidelines.

        With a cross-platform app, the device specific interactions are not as efficient as in the native apps and are mostly done using APIs and third part plugins. And this mostly comes at the cost of smooth performance and responsiveness of the app.

      3. Time to Market: Building Native Apps which involves developing and maintaining different versions of an App for Android and iOS, leads to increased time-to-market.

        On the contrary, a cross-platform app uses technology tools and frameworks that are OS agnostic. Additionally, they are developed using single code across multiple platforms. This greatly reduces the time-to-market.

      4. Performance: A Native App delivers a seamless performance, as their native code can communicate with the specific OS without any glitches.

        On the other hand, Cross-platform apps created using shared code do not easily integrate with the specific platforms. Cross-platform apps might also suffer from issues such as performance lag or freezing due to inability to flawlessly integrate with the underlying hardware or software functions (specific to the OS).

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