Thinking of adopting IoT?
You are in the right direction.
What is "Internet of Things" (IoT) and what can you do with it?
In the most simple words, IoT is the combination of sensor embedded electronic devices and network (Internet) for data sharing. Some devices only interact with each other while others connect to the network.
"Your next refrigerator may know more about your diet than your doctor."
What you think about a decade ago, how many personal devices/appliances were connected to the internet to make your life simpler. One or maybe two?
But today, take a look around and see the things connected to the internet. Your smartphone, personal computer, tablet, gaming console, camera, your smart TV, and even your smart refrigerator (if you have one).
Moreover, by 2025 it is estimated that more than 75 Billion devices will be connected to the internet which roughly means seven connected devices for every individual alive at that time. There will be a world covered with billions of sensors that will continuously pick the information from real physical objects around us and upload it to the internet. It's a world where your surrounding environment will respond and transform based on your customized preferences as you walk through it.
So the world will always be changing due to these sensors and the internet. And we call it the Internet of Things.
Industries Thriving with IoT
IoT in Manufacturing Industry:
IoT solutions make a manufacturing unit intelligent while being autonomous.
A manufacturer needs to cope up with many things such as supply chain and production cycle. All these things collect lots and lots of data like transactional data, ERP data, CRM data, and other public data. Collectively this data allows a manufacturer to work and operate the unit smoothly and connect with the customers and business partners.
According to a survey done by Industry Week, more than 40% manufacturers think that this is the right time to adopt and invest in IoT.
What IoT could resolve - Machine failure, problems in control system or getting accurate results from the data.
Connected Machinery - With the help of sensors and actuators all the data gathered by the sensors is sent to cloud for analysis and creating predictive models so that all the machinery works in a sync. It also helps in maximizing the machine output by predicting the equipment failure and reduce service cost.
Manage Remotely - IoT can also help you manage the machines remotely; like, maintaining the temperature limits and other system operations which directly impact and reduce the cost of production.
IoT is modernizing the way of doing businesses by leveraging sensors, cloud infrastructure, data analytics, and visualization dashboard.
IoT in Retail:
The IoT market is projected to reach 326 billion dollars in retail revenue opportunity by 2018.
How IoT can revolutionize the Retail and E-commerce
- Automated Checkouts
- Virtual Experience of products with wearable devices
- Use of Beacons in the retail industry to combine mobile data collection with hardware by interacting with nearby smartphones.
- Smart Shelves lets you measure the results of retail execution by analyzing customer behavior and the buying pattern.
- IoT in retail brings many solutions from product promotion to customer loyalty. For example, by delivering highly targeted marketing messages to customers at the right time.
IoT in Healthcare:
IoT has already started transforming healthcare industry by improving patient care and communication between doctors and their patients. For example, researchers at the University of Tokyo developed electricity conducting ink that can be used to print circuits on clothing and used to measure heart rate and muscle contraction.
IoT technology can also help in emergency situations. If someone has a heart attack or stroke, all the relevant data from patient's medical history can be sent to the doctor before the ambulance takes the patient to the hospital. Giving doctors a few more crucial minutes to figure out the best and precise treatment possible.
IoT is already in effect
Amazon Echo - Smart Home:
Amazon Echo is the latest example of IoT device that connects to the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service, Alexa. You can ask to play music, or ask to read a book for you, get news/sports updates, weather reports, control your home lighting, and even book Uber for yourself.
Fitbit One - Wearables:
Fitbit One is a device that tracks your activity from steps, distance covered, floors climbed to the sleep quality. It's a wrist wearable device that automatically and wirelessly connects to your smartphone or computer devices to monitor your progress.
Barcelona - Smart Cities:
This Spanish city of Barcelona is also known as the city of future. This smart city integrates new technologies into its management system to improve its efficiency and sustainability. Barcelona has implemented a number of notable initiatives in this regard. Projects such as the new grid bus system, electric city bikes, smart car parks, waste management and systems that favor sustainable energy use.
AT&T - Connected Car:
With more than 9.5 million connected cars powered by AT&T, it is the first telecom company which brings IoT to their network for connected cars. You don't have to pay for the subscription or any plan to get counted in the fleet of AT&T's connected cars.
Drones are the perfect example of IoT enabled devices. Drones aren't just intended for clicking aerial photos for your Instagram. We are using drones for security purposes in the military, can be used to collect weather and seismic activity, live traffic reporting, and the most recently introduced use of the drones by Amazon in the delivery of e-commerce goods.
Industries We've Developed Extraordinary IoT Apps For
With the increasing penetration of IoT in businesses for better productivity, automation, expanding the potential market, and lower cost of production. We are actively serving most of the industries when it comes to the Internet of Things development. Here are some of the industries where IoT is booming:
Predictive Equipment Maintenance
Intelligent Autonomous Driving
Smart Buildings & Cities:
Why Choose Webisoft for IoT App Development Service?
A team of senior full stack developers - To meet all your project needs from API integration, cloud to cloud integration, and custom IoT app development.
Agile development model -
We adopt agile development approach for all our development services whether it is mobile app development or IoT. With an end to end agile development process it is easier to integrate our experts with your existing development team. The collaborative agile development facilitates innovation and also speed up the overall development.
100% Satisfaction guarantee -
Before start working on any project, we analyze and evaluate the project for any loopholes. Then our IoT experts and cloud developers start the project. We don't make "Ifs and Buts", the only thing we crave for is the complete satisfaction of people we work with.
Cross compatible app development -
We offer a wide range of cross-platform IoT application development with the best quality and unique practices.
Turnkey Solution -
We provide turnkey solutions for your IoT application development from product evaluation to consulting, design, development, and support. We are not just the developers, we are your technology partners.
Are you an offshore company?
No, we don't believe in offshore fluff work, our office is based in downtown, Montreal, Canada.
I'm confused! Is IoT right for me?
Don't worry! We won't directly jump into building the product without evaluating if there is a real need or not. So don't get confused, just hop on a call with our senior IoT developer.
What exactly is IoT (Internet of Things)?
In the most simple words, IoT is the technology which enables us to use our electronic devices from remote locations. Sensors make the devices smart and autonomous. For example- Drones, smart watches, automated traffic signals, weather forecasting drones, driverless cars, Amazon's Echo, Nest thermostat, automated checkout systems at retail stores.
Since almost all IoT devices are connected to the internet, is the data safe?
While building any IoT application, we give prime concern to the security and proper authorization. Crafting secured apps for IoT devices is crucial and should be done from scratch and day 1.
What types of sensors used in IoT applications?
The pressure sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, temperature, humidity, proximity, touch sensor, analog to digital Converter used in IoT devices for optical, ambient light, temperature, pressure, Inertia, humidity, proximity, gesture, touch and fingerprint sensing applications.