How IoT mobile apps are majorly impacting different industries

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Author : Sulakshana Iyer   Posted :

In this age of digital automation, the Internet of things (IoT) is one of the trendiest technologies that is being adopted by the lion’s share of the industries. Organizations are implementing customized IoT mobile app development solutions to streamline, build, automate and monitor their diverse business processes. Besides, IoT apps not only gather real-time insights from unstructured data but also increase visibility across siloed business functions, monitor those functions and take necessary actions.

The Global Internet of Things (IoT) Market was valued at USD 826.25 Million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 3,281.55 Million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 19.98% from 2020 to 2027.
– Verified Market Research

Even though IoT is in its evolving phase, many industries have identified its potential and started to put them into use. Here in this blog, we will discuss some of the best IoT mobile app use cases from different industries.

Healthcare

Before the advent of the Internet of things, the interactions between doctors and patients were restricted to visits and text communication. It was not feasible for healthcare officials or doctors to monitor patient’s health remotely and recommend treatments. But now, mobile app using IoT has created a connected healthcare ecosystem wherein patients can easily connect with doctors, track their medical information and seamlessly communicate with their doctors.

The prime applications of IoT in healthcare are

Smart hospitals

The Internet of things has drastically reduced the tiresome manual work and paperwork. An IoT-driven application can automate and centralize database on a single management system to receive cases, control queue optimally, track medical staff via their smartphones, remotely monitor and manage medical equipment to avoid a sudden shutdown. Such smart hospital solutions can decrease operational costs by increasing operational efficiency.

Smart pills

Another IoT-based solution is edible smart pills that enable doctors to monitor body functions and detect anomalies, if any. These smart pills have micro-sensors that are ingestible and dissolve in the stomach. The pill is attached to a device that gathers data which is transmitted via the sensors and the data is later accessed through the mobile application.

Smart wearables for patients

Different types of medical devices in the form of wearables such as fitness bands, blood pressure and heart rate monitoring cuffs, glucometer, etc. support medical officers in continuous monitoring of the patients. Such IoT devices also help in notifying patients’ calorie count, scheduled appointments, blood pressure variations, exercise check and others.

IoT mobile apps for healthcare play a significant role in the lives of patients, especially the diseased and elderly, by constantly tracking their health vitals. In case of any deviation in the routine activities of such a person, the alert mechanism sends notifications to family members and the concerned hospital immediately.

Agriculture

Mobile app development has been a catalyst behind increasing agricultural throughput at a lesser cost, in this time of ever-growing population. Several kinds of research predict that in the coming years, the use of smart solutions powered by IoT-related mobile apps will surge in agriculture processes. 

The prime applications of IoT in agriculture are

Precision farming

The purpose of precision farming is to increase livestock and growing crops using IoT devices. Under this sort of approach, farming is carried out using IoT devices like sensors, robotics, autonomous vehicles, control systems and other smart devices. In precision farming, farmers can analyze soil conditions, along with other farming parameters to improve process efficiency and constantly monitor the parameters in real-time to increase crop production.

Smart greenhouse

An IoT-driven solution has aided farmers with rooms that have suitable weather to automatically fine-tune the climatic conditions as per the requirements. The adoption of IoT devices in greenhouses has eliminated the need for manual human interference, thereby making the complete agricultural process economical and accurate.

For instance, nowadays, greenhouses are built by leveraging solar-powered IoT sensors which makes them inexpensive too. The installed IoT sensors gather and send real-time data to farmers on their smartphones which helps them in remotely monitoring the greenhouse. Based on the insights driven from data the farmer can decide on various factors like water, sunlight, soil, seeds, etc. Even IoT-enabled smart irrigation can be carried out in which sensors help farmers in getting real-time information on pressure, light levels, temperature and humidity.

Manufacturing

The industrial Internet of things (IIoT) leverages sensors and intelligent devices in optimizing manufacturing processes on the floor. IoT mobile app solution helps to gather data, integrate artificial intelligence (AI) to derive useful insights and predictive analytics. A smart manufacturing solution helps manufacturers from collecting data to help floor supervisors in remote monitoring until qualitative product outcome.

The prime applications of IoT in manufacturing are

Predictive maintenance

One of the broadly used industrial IoT applications is predictive maintenance. It allows you to avoid asset failure by monitoring production data to identify patterns and detect problems before they occur. This in turn saves saving service costs, improve uptime and increase production. The IoT sensors also help in forecasting when a particular machine is about to reach a dangerous level and burst.

Supply chain management

IoT mobile apps have also transformed the supply chain management for the manufacturing sector. A smart supply chain solution helps to track as well as store goods easily and retain as and when needed from a particular location. One more benefit that the mobile IoT SCM solution offer is remote management of inventory stock. It efficiently helps you to manage stock during irregular excess demand, shortage and seasonal demand. Such accurate inventory can be performed by IoT apps by closely monitoring and notifying the warehouse manager in real-time.

Retail

The IoT-based mobile apps offer various benefits to the retail sector from accurate inventory management, timely equipment maintenance, to exceptional customer experience. Many modern retailers have realized that IoT mobile apps can significantly improve retail process optimization, cost reduction and revenue growth.

The prime applications of IoT in retail are

Automated checkouts

Retail businesses had long back understood that customers dislike standing in long queues while checking out. But with the emergence of IoT devices customers are now able to self-checkout by making IoT devices read tags on every item and leave the store. Not only can customers now tally items using the smart retail solution, but can also make payments using mobile apps. This saves a lot of customers’ time and makes their shopping experience smooth.

Personalized offers/discounts

Using IoT solutions, retailers can send loyalty discounts, newbie offers, seasonal discounts and more to their customers’ mobile phones when they are near or around the physical retail store. An IoT device can also help retailers in tracking the items a customer was browsing on the kiosk or online store and send them personalized offers. This facilitates retailers in providing value to customers and increases their sales at the same time. Hence, by setting up IoT mobile solutions, retail business owners can create efficacious marketing campaigns depending upon customers’ behavior, purchase patterns, order history and inventory stock to reap profits faster.

Smart shelves

To harness the power of IoT, a lot of retailers are using smart shelves for automating their manual work such as keeping track of the available or missing inventory, detecting shoplifting or potential theft, or ensuring that things don’t go misplaced. The smart shelves are made using IoT sensors and RFID tags that can read or scan items on the display of the shelves. This IoT solution transmits alerts when items are getting over or when items are inaccurately placed on a shelf, due to which the inventory process becomes profitable and perfect. Moreover, every smart shelf uses an RFID scanner to read, and so can detect in-store stealing which eliminates the expense for security guards.

To conclude

These were just a few industries mentioned that IoT mobile apps have disrupted. Smart solutions have definitely redefined several industries leading them to greater profits while making their operations smoother. If you are looking to develop an IoT mobile app to derive the true value of IoT for your business, then talk to our experts.

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