Ever since the first generation of mobile apps shook up the global market with exciting and disruptive ways of doing business, entrepreneurs have been on the lookout for the next big opportunity for app-based tech disruption.
As companies like Uber proved, mobile app technology has an unprecedented capacity for connecting service providers and consumers in dynamic ways. For the past decade, thousands if not millions of startups have their business plans on app-based disruption.
But the next big thing in mobile app development is the Internet of Things.
From factory floors to office buildings and logistics and transportation operations, IoT has made it possible for Wifi-enabled devices to communicate directly with other devices, machines, and operators to make processes more seamless.
IoT had a profound impact on automation, but it has also opened the door for entirely new technologies, that include:
- Wearable tech
- Personalized healthcare software
- Smart lightbulbs
- Smart luggage
- Smart Homes
From high-tech breakthroughs to practical solutions for everyday problems, the IoT is already making life easier for us.
How IoT Is Disrupting Mobile App Development
Like any other technology, the IoT needs an interface, and the most popular way of controlling and directing smart tech is the mobile app. Apps are the ideal interface for managing IoT devices, and unsurprisingly, product and service designers looking for a way to build their brands and companies are increasingly turning to the IoT apps.
Companies are creating groundbreaking and disruptive new apps of their own. IoT is already part of our lives, but we have only just begun to scrape the outside in terms of understanding what a fully networked world might look like.
Entrepreneurs are applying the business insights of app-based disruption to the technological power of the IoT. For entrepreneurs who want to be at the cutting edge of the emerging market, IoT is the new business model.
But if you want to tap into the next big thing instead of repackaging stale app ideas to a saturated market, exploring the intersection between disruptive apps and the IoT is one of the best ways to generate genuinely revolutionary new products and services.