Why Should You Integrate IoT In The App Development Process?

Posted on January 7, 2020
Kevin Bell

Technology has played a very important and crucial role in transforming and changing the way we interact, communicate and function in today’s day and age.

Be it virtual reality, augmented reality, the launch of 5G, artificial intelligence and internet of things, there has been a tremendous overhaul of not only the applications, but also their design and development.

In our daily lives we use this technology in the form of applications, or our smartphones without giving it a second thought. The potential and possibilities of technology is expanding and pushing boundaries daily. Applications are being developed and avenues are being explored, one such avenue that is showing growth and is creating a wave is the Internet of Things, along with applications and designs related to IoT.

Action and Reaction

When it comes to the application segment, the demand for integrating applications with IoT technology is growing as they offer a variety of features and the advantages of bringing in the IoT technology into the application design will definitely be a boon for businesses.The quality of applications in terms of features and tools used to develop these applications has also evolved.

Smart cities, to smart homes to smart devices, applications are now interconnected and integrated with the IoT technology and IoT applications.

With a large amount of funds being invested in both the IoT sector and the applications sector, it was a given that both IoT and the applications segment were going to be combined to create superior quality applications and we also get to see the potential of IoT applications. There is no denying that with the growth of IoT applications and IoT things we are now advancing into a never seen before segment of applications.

All About Collaboration and Association

The technology is one segment where innovation occurs almost on a day to day basis. Today businesses are also tapping into this potential, in order to hold on their competitive edge and increase their customer base they look toward creative and innovative ideas. Applications are being introduced and developed, but these applications are now looking to enrich customer experience and one such way to do it is through collaboration of applications through integration of IoT and IoT based applications development.  It has become a significant and relevant to integrate IoT development to the applications designing in order to develop applications that have an advantage over other regular applications.

IoT Related Applications- Synopsis

The world of IoT related applications is expanding at an extremely rapid pace and the applications of IoT include applications that are used in the segment of smart homes, wearables, industrial internet, connected cars, smart city and smart grids. The applications that have been designed using this technology have shown a variety of added features such as enhanced security, easier interconnectivity, data collection and the analysis of data has proven to be much improved with IoT development.

 Why it matters?

IoT related applications matter, the why and the how are listed below:

Efficiency and Action

With IoT application development, the costing involved is reduced and the reaction and response time is also lower, helping you improve your efficiency by acting immediately to queries and glitches. Interconnectivity of data also helps reduce cost of storing data on the cloud.

The Art of Creating     

In the world in which businesses operate and function in, the motto is survival of the innovator, the quickest and fastest way to find solutions to problems, resolving them by not only creating applications that are budget friendly, but can also impeccably integrate into IoT technology is going to win points for your business. IoT technology and applications will enable to you to do this by making it easier for you to collect and analyze data, predict problems and find resolutions to them, in real time or help prepare you for such an eventuality.

You Snooze you Lose

IoT application, IoT technology and IoT development has a lot to offer, be it to developers who design and develop these application , be it to customers , by providing them with an enriched experience, or to businesses , by helping them find the niche they are looking for. IoT applications have a lot to offer and the potential of them is widespread, thus it is important to start integrating the IoT technology into your applications design. Be the early bird to use this technology and see the world of difference it creates for your business and your application.

Making a Difference

IoT applications and technology has been creating a world of difference in sectors such as smart homes, smart agriculture, healthcare, automated cars and wearables segment. The applications used in these segments have helped these industries grow and have set a benchmark along with motivating other segments to try the IoT approach. The array of features and advantages it offers are mind boggling, the IoT technology is here to stay and in the future, we are going to see them make a difference in the application segment as well.

The Best IoT Applications To Have On Your Christmas Wishlist

Posted on December 19, 2019
Kevin Bell

A look at the year gone by

This year has been a great and incredible year in terms of innovation and creativity for technology. Technology has impacted every aspect of our life, right from the simplest of tasks like shopping for grocery to the most complicated and complex of tasks. We have seen great strides being made in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality and internet of things.  Internet of things has taken the world by storm and has shown phenomenal growth and the applications launched, developed and created are nothing less than astounding.

Christmas Wishlist

With Christmas around the corner, and applications galore, we bring you the best of both the worlds and help create your Christmas Wishlist. IoT Applications can do a lot and help ease our lives and are a good investment.

Applications that Count

Smart Home Products

With smart homes becoming a booming industry and many multimillion-dollar companies investing in these segments there seems no dearth of products available for you to choose from. We bring you some of the best applications from this segment

Skybell

A device connected to your phone where you can live stream videos from the mobile application of Skybell , and answer your door with the click of your mobile.It also has motion sensors and full color night vision. Another added advantage of this application is that it can be integrated with other IoT Applications.

Deako

A pocket friendly and budget friendly product that allows you to have customized and personalized lighting options. The best features of the application are voice-controlled activation through integrated platforms on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. A mobile application that can set schedules and timers with a sleek and elegant design to make it look more appealing and attractive.  You can also turn on and off your lights through remote access from your mobile phones.

Smart Cars

Technology around has changed and moved so rapidly in the last few years, that sometimes it may seem daunting to keep up with it. IoT today has gained a lot of relevance be it from homes to businesses to cars the IoT technology is integrated into our daily lives. Cars have also become smart today. The applications devised for them are quite high in number.

Dash

An IoT application for your car that tells about the maintenance of the car, tracks the fuel economy rate, checks engine light along with real time tracking location are some of the features of this application.

Amazon Echo and its Variants

Since its launch in 2015, Amazon echo and its variants have been a sought-after product and nothing like adding this one to your Christmas Wishlist. With top of the line features and integration with other applications has made it to top of the list of best IoT applications.

Goggle Assistant

Another smart device to invest in would be the Google Assistant with features that are formidable such as simply ordering food to have a continued conversation without using the wake-up command “Hey Google” has brought this device to the forefront in this segment.

Wearables Integrated with Healthcare

Internet of things and applications and designs are leaving a remarkable mark in the healthcare industry, right from helping you track your sleeping patterns to calories to monitoring your heart, there is a transformative change in the way the health care industry functions. Here is one product that has made a effective impact

Kinsa

Changing the very way of how a thermometer is perceived as Kinsa is a smart device that manages your health and overall wellbeing. It tracks your over wellbeing and making predictive models about the same. Also notifies you when to take tablets and schedule appointments with your doctors.

Logitech Harmony Universal Remote

A universal remote which is extremely useful and highly efficient, as it can be integrated with other applications of IoT, can be used remotely through other smart devices and can control other devices as well such as media and lighting.

Amazon Dash Button

A sort of device that remembers things for you, something as simple as your grocery lists, items required around the house etc. Amazon Dash Button gets connected through your Wi-Fi and helps you remember the smaller important items required around your home.

Fitbit Surge

A great device to include in your Christmas Wishlist would be the Fitbit Smart Watch, as it comes with an inbuilt GPS, along with tracking your heart and sleep patterns makes for a great device. Not only that but also helps you stay connected with your call and messages notifications.

Wrapping it all Up

Let this season be a combination of technology and all things Christmas, splurge a little, indulge a little and enjoy a whole lot more. Technology has managed to integrate in our lives so seamlessly that it is now impossible to imagine life without these technologies. Let these IoT devices and applications help you improve your standard of living and enjoy them this season.

Develop IoT Applications With The Appropriate Tools

Posted on November 26, 2019
Kevin Bell

Keen interest combined with a thirst for knowledge with the determination to evolve, explore and innovate new devices has led to this brilliant conception of Internet of Things.  Technology has largely been responsible to improving connectivity, improving the standard of living and creating new devices and technology that has reduced manual labour to a large extent.

In this day and age where we are connected to the world via our phones, but now that is changing again. Today we have smart watches, smart homes and smart cars moving towards also creating smart cities. This reason behind this is Internet of things. devices are now able to share information with us and to each other and to cloud based devices.

According to Gartner report, by 2020 connected devices across all technologies will reach to 20.6 billion.( https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2016/08/10-youtube-videos-explaining-the-real-world-applications-of-internet-of-things-iot).

 Applications of Internet of things

Technology today has become a necessity and become a part of our daily routine, that sometimes we do not even realize how much technology has changed our standard of living.

Smart homes are now creating big waves. Internet of things has made it now a possibility of creating and developing applications to connect smart home devices to your phones and enjoying the luxury of managing things with exchange of information. Not only smart phones IoT is being used in cars, wearable agricultural industry to name a few. Also a lot of focus of IoT can be noticed in the healthcare industry as a lot of breakthrough devices are being researched and developed. The next big thing to look forward is to see the applications and devices IoT application development companies launch.

Significant Tools

IoT is complex , structured and layered, and the fact is that it is a tremendous task to build and create devices and applications. But with the right tools an application or device can be built and developed. As the space of this segment is wide and large with scope for expansion a lot of applications and devices can be created to fulfill the demands. Any application to be created and developed successfully requires to be built using the appropriate tools. There a multitude of tools available with features and characteristics that are exclusive to that tool, based on what and how the application and device should look the tools are used. Some of the prominent tools used  are:

Arduino

Arduino is a tool that allows you to create and develop prototypes that can control and sense your physical environment in an in-depth and comprehensive manner. It includes elements that allows for both hardware and software elements in its framework.  It includes an in built software programming language.

Kinoma

Kinoma is a platform that has wide scope and extensive  attention to detail. Kinoma platform attributes to having three open platforms which include Kinoma Create, Kinoma Studio and Kinoma Connect.  All three platforms serve different purposes. Kinoma create allows to develop and construct electronic devices and their prototypes. Kinoma Studio is the connect for Kinoma create as it gives the environment within which to create the device. Kinoma connect is an application available on iOS and android applications to connect  smart devices with phones.

BeagleBoard

An application that is easily available and extremely user friendly to use, with having the added advantage of being an open source platform.  The size of the application along with its compatibility on android and Linux makes it a highly recommended tool for development of IoT devices.

M2M Labs Mainspring

An application that allows for machine to machine applications to be built covering a wide range of features to be included in the framework of its platform. Allowing for the use of a J2EE server along with Apache Cassandra database within its framework allows for devices to be built on this platform highly efficient and effective. The time take to built machine to machine applications on this platform is a mere few hours.

Spark

An interface that supports numerous languages, has an affluent kit for developing hardware devices. It is a cloud based IoT operating system, that allows it work with a cross platform of IoT devices. Its widely popular and developers are slowly gravitating towards this.

 Open Remote

Open Remote a high functioning platform supporting a whole range of different conventions  allowing users to let their creativity and imagination flow, by allowing them to create smart devices that can be controlled by any device that uses JAVA. Not only does it allow to create, it also supports other devices by offering supporting and enhancement tools and services. It also offers four integration tools.

Designing applications and devices

Since internet of things is a complex structure, the designing in terms of how the application should look , the primary area of focus in the application , the foremost feature to be highlighted and the unique selling proposition of the device that makes it exclusive from other devices and applications play a significant role in creating designing the applications.

Since industry of IoT is in its infant stages there is a lot of room to explore the areas where devices can be designed to enhance the value of service and device. There is always room for improvisation and opportunities to be found.

Tip of the Iceberg(conclusion)

IoT signifies not only a revolutionary change but it also implies that with the invention of this technology we can do many things and go far in terms of efficiency, reducing manual labour and producing functioning and highly enabled devices.

Since industry of IoT is in its infant stages there is a lot of room to explore the areas where devices can be designed to enhance the value of service and device. There is always room for improvisation and opportunities to be found.

5 Areas Where IOT will Have the Maximum Impact

Posted on March 7, 2019
Kevin Bell

Many business owners believe they can let go of a trend, because it is not relevant to their vertical. If you believe IoT applications are not a part of your industry, think again.

By 2025, there will be over 75 billion IoT connected devices globally. IDC has forecasted that IoT spending will touch $1.2 trillion by 2025. One thing is clear – IoT is not a trend; it is a tectonic shift in the way we interact with devices.

The last time businesses were ignoring a trend, they ended up becoming obsolete; and the ones who became obsolete were giants – Blackberry and Nokia, who ignored the trend of smartphones.

Still thinking where will IoT create the maximum impact? Here are the 5 key areas that will get heavily impacted by IoT:

1. Household Goods: The biggest change that is expected will be in the way consumers interact with the very basic electronic devices in their very homes.

Alexa and Google Home have already created the demand for a virtual assistant. There are already lights, fans and ACs that can be controlled with voice commands. We already have smart fridges rolled out. The next wave of evolution will come in the form of automation.

The biggest change that Internet of Things applications will bring are hordes of data. Business can now monitor the micro level data on how are users interacting with their devices and smart devices which can share and update themselves will be able to provide more tailored experiences for the users.

2. Security: There is a common phrase in soccer – A team is as good as its weakest player. The exact though process applies to security.

Security as an industry has seen a good amount of innovation in the recent years. That said, there has always been some space for errors in the system and more often than not, these errors belong to one category – the human errors.

We all make honest mistakes but even the smallest of errors can cause security breaches. Look at Facebook and Google, companies which have spent billions of dollars into security and are still facing data breaches.

IoT application development that allows machines to interact, share data and adapt as per the required changes in situations will make networks that are not only secure but also ready for new challenges that hackers pose.

3. Retail Commerce: One of the biggest waves of innovation will hit retail commerce. Yes, there are business pundits telling that retail will be dead in some years – but they are the same people who predicted the man will be living on the moon by the end of this decade.

Retail will exist in the long run because there are certain products which need the physical touch and inspection before they are bought. No one is saying retail will exist in its current form; it will evolve and adapt.

IoT application design that helps retailers provide a more wholesome experience to the consumers will change the face of retail. Think about automated storage systems that are able to replenish the goods based on the demand forecasts or the bill-less retail environment where customers do not have to stand in ques to pay their bills and instead pay by getting their QR codes scanned in the alley where they picked the product itself.

4. Enterprise Technology: Enterprise technology is a broad term that usually entails CRM and ERP systems used by giant organizations to maintain a track of resources and projects.

IoT will give these organizations a great boost because now they can reduce the possibility of human error in data gathering and handling. Imagine this – a warehouse which is able to keep all the storage units working and adapts to the changes in the demand curve, because it is connected in real time with the point of sales software the company has adapted. Geo tagging, delivery systems and inventory replenishment are areas which have already started adapting IoT.

5. Construction, Oil and Other Heavy Industries: Practically any industry that includes heavy machinery and runs on a high risk of systemic failure, will have to adapt to IoT.

The bigger the operation is, the more data it will generate. The more data it generates, the greater it provides a possibility to automate the repeatable processes which help in cost cutting.

In Conclusion

If you have a business that includes a lot of machinery and complex processes, some of which are recurring in nature – IoT will help you tremendously become a more agile and efficient organization. IoT is a simple system that helps your machines take the mundane operational decisions themselves, based on the data.

How Blockchain Will Be At The Core Of IoT Apps For Secure Payments

Posted on July 10, 2018
Kevin Bell

Internet of Things is peaking out of every nook and corner and standing in front of businesses. Some see it as just another buzzword and some see the opportunity. By any means, the ones who expect a lot from Internet of Things applications are greater in number. The Internet of Things services spending touched $273 billion on 2017 and is still growing as 2018 unfolds.

IoT is growing at a tremendous rate and so are the IoT applications. By 2020 itself, there will be 50 billion connected devices globally. This seems to be a really plausible number until you look at the expert’s take on these figures. Most of the experts at the centre of the IoT application design and IoT application development ecosystem, including giants like IBM, have been consistently highlighting the security risks that IoT will carry. This is a concern because although the technological development of IoT networks is lightning fast, the development of security solutions for the same is not running at an equal pace.

As per IBM, the top concerns regarding IoT systems and applications are going to be.

1. Devices lacking human monitoring will be vulnerable. Most of the devices around us today like smartphones, tablets and computers are operated as well as monitored by humans. That said, when it comes to generic devices such as a toaster with IoT application, the tech running it will not be monitored constantly by humans. This can make them vulnerable to hacking attacks.

2. The quality of software security shall decline over time. With every update, there is a possibility of a threat within the network since it will take yet another update to cover any newfound loopholes in the security. Hence, IoT applications will require constant and consistent updates throughout their lifetime because one leak in the system can make the entire system vulnerable.

3. Password protection will be the purview of the user. Most IoT devices come with default credentials; many users do not change these default credentials. Hence, these devices will remain compromised till they prompt the use to first change the default passwords and then start the usage.

4. Network arrangements will remain to be an issue. Most users are also habituated to keeping the network arrangement at its simplest or as per the given configuration of the devices’ guides. This also raises security red flags.

5. More data, more vulnerability. Finally, more data will increase the probability of data leakage points, hence increasing the vulnerability.

At the core of all of this is a possible solution which comes from a completely unrelated field of cryptocurrencies – the blockchain technology. Understanding blockchain is not difficult – blockchain is instantaneously encrypted database of public ledgers. Blockchain can solve most of the security issues with IoT. Here’s how:

a. The decentralized data storage functionality. The biggest problem with the traditional server storage system or the cloud storage system is that someday very soon it will be too filled to carry any data, after IoT applications run at their full throttle. Blockchain will actually help store the data publically in nearby devices using encryption, so even if one of the network servers goes down, it will not affect the functioning of the entire ecosystem.

b. Added layer of security. Blockchain ensures a two-way security process: One, it is consistently encrypted which ensures the data being exchanged cannot be randomly intercepted. Second, even if there are data breaches, it would be easier to track the precise point of leakage and fix it instantaneously.

c. Smart contracts. Finally, as demonstrated by Ethereum makers, smart contracts will help businesses become more efficient by reducing the human element in redundant processes and yet ensuring that the process furthers only after the agreed rules of the smart contract are taken care of.

Internet of Things: Every Reason Why Your Business Should Focus On IoT

Posted on May 28, 2018
Kevin Bell

Some technology writers have been trying to wave off IoT as yet another trend, a keyword for the year and what not! Internet of Things or IoT, got into popular media with extensive coverage from major technology research houses; eventually, when IoT did not reach out as extensively to the masses as it was supposed to, many popular blogs declared it yet another fad. If that is the narrative you have been following, you may need to reconsider.

IoT applications will be at the centre of all technology – both business and consumer facing. Here are the numbers to support that claim:

a. It is predicted that consumers, businesses and governments will put an aggregate of $6 trillion as an investment in IoT by 2020.

b. By 2020, over 30.7 billion devices will be connected globally.

This just shows, IoT is here to stay; that might be more of an understatement. IoT is here to revolutionize pretty much every aspect of consumption and businesses. That is the primary reason why you should be paying attention to IoT.

To put it in the simplest terms, IoT is a connection between devices over the internet in such a way that they exchange data and optimize their individual performance in accordance with that data. These devices interacting with each other may be your everyday appliances like your refrigerator, lights, microwave or more complex machinery like manufacturing equipment, warehouse technology or storage devices. If you still wonder where does IoT fit into your business, here are some foods for thought:

  1. If your business has anything to do with Warehousing, Manufacturing or Retail, your business will be transformed. The biggest impact Internet of Things applications are predicted to have is on the warehousing, manufacturing and retail industries.These industries shall be the first ones to massively adapt IoT because these are industries with great space for automation. Whether it comes to operations research for warehousing or display adjustments for retail, IoT can optimize all the processes on all the layers in these businesses. With technologies such as RFID tags and Big Data, businesses related to these key areas will see a great degree of automation in order placements, storage and process management.
  1. It does not matter if you are not in the technology business. Imagine this, you may say that you have a small business with supposing hundred clients. Now, these hundred clients place approximately one thousand orders annually for five thousand units from your product portfolio of twenty offerings available for mass customization – did you see it? There is already a huge amount of data being generated by your business. It doesn’t matter if you are in wholesaling, distribution or logistics – if you have more than a few variables that can impact your business processes, there is scope for IoT in your business.IoT simply allows devices to interact at points where humans cannot come and individually programme them to do so. Additionally, IoT leverages the data and analyses it at speeds unreachable for the human intellect.
  1. It does not matter even if you are a small business. Many people in business wonder whether IoT will have anything relevant to their business, if their business has a small scale and no integrated technology system. The advancements in cloud computing will only help catalyse the growth of IoT application development and make IoT accessible to all the businesses.IoT can have simplest of applications such as shutting down the lights in the office and locking the doors automatically, when everyone has left the office. At the same time, it can have complex end to end applications where right from detecting the ideal time and quantity of refilling to placing the order, to managing the inventory and its storage – IoT will handle everything. All you need is the right outsourcing partner who can help you with the ideal IoT applications design to fit your business needs.

With more data, IoT will only make your business more efficient!

5 Design Tips for Excelling at IoT Application Design

Posted on April 4, 2018
Kevin Bell

If your day-to-day working is related to the technology world, then there is no doubt that you have already caught the wind surrounding IoT or Internet of Things. With the first batch of the applications already out in the market like smart homes, smart kitchen appliances, smart security systems, etc. the world of IoT is expected to grow. And with this growth, the scope of work for the designers and mobile app development services is going to explode. With so many big things being lined up for IoT, we have compiled some tips that you as a designer can consider for your next IoT project.

Tips for Designing an IoT Application

1. Security Should be Your First Priority

Users are becoming savvier and alert regarding their data security in every aspect of their connectivity with the web world. This awareness is surely going to affect the Internet of Things applications and will become a big issue among everything else. For instance, you have designed an app that transmits a user’s crucial data. Will the user end up in using your app if he is not confident about the security measures you have taken for the app? I guess not. Therefore, when it comes to the cross platform mobile development and design of an IoT app, it becomes mandatory to address the security concerns right from the scratch. You should incorporate top notch encryption, authentication, and all the other required security features in it.

2. Don’t Just Think About One Niche Function

IoT apps are totally a difference scene from the applications that we are in the habit of working with. While the traditional apps are designed for a niche market so as to fulfill the demands of a particular set of people, the IoT apps are totally different by nature. These apps require complete connectivity and communication between the devices for their functioning. Therefore, when it comes to designing an IoT app, we should consider the entire ecosystem rather than focusing on a single niche. Since, the end goals of the IoT apps is complete connectivity, a special consideration to cover all the possible areas in one app is necessary.

3. Bring Your Creativity & Imagination into Action

There is not denial in the fact that IoT has introduced us to an all new range of devices that will be inter-connected to the internet. It has already extended its connectivity to wearables like watches, bracelets, etc. This in turn has brought a great opportunity for the designers as they can come up with new designs of such appliances and wearable s and give the users something new to think about. The designers can incorporate their creativity and new ideas and revamp the look of the devices that we have been using since ages.

4. Focus on the Data

One of the most important characteristic of Internet Of Things will be the transmission of huge amount of data. If we are looking for a complete connectivity between different devices, then we should not overlook the heaps of data that will be transmitted. Therefore, the best way to design an IoT app is to consider making smart devices which will avoid data overload by filtering out the unnecessary data from the data that is actually required by the user.

5. Keep it simple and minimal

While designing an IoT app, don’t give a lot of options to the users to choose from as this will end up in confusing them. The lesser the choices, easier it would be for the users to navigate through the various options and choose the one they want to. Don’t make your users think a lot while they are working on your app. Instead, make it easier from them to flow from one page to the other in a hassle-free manner.

Wrapping Up

With all this being said, we believe that by now you might have a slight idea of what to consider while working on mobile app development solutions for the IoT vertical. To know more about such tips and practices about app development and design, you can get in touch with the experts at Octos Global.

Why are companies integrating Internet of Things on their platforms?

Posted on February 20, 2018
Kevin Bell

Internet of Things has redefined the concept of ‘connectivity’ in business. A seamless connectivity between people and machines defines the integrity of a seamless business infrastructure. IoT has taken connectivity to the subsequent level, establishing a collaboration between machines. Millions of IoT devices are getting connected to serve dedicated purposes in business.

The IoT market is fast developing, and it has already made its way into the manufacturing, retail, hospitality, transportation and utility industries. Integrating Internet of Things on your platform will leverage the productivity of your business. The pioneers of the IT industry are keen on innovating new applications, that will connect the machines for a smarter business ecosystem.

The leading IoT application development companies have been efficiently collaborating with their clients, delivering customized solutions to them. Business firms across the globe are massively investing in IoT technologies. The IoT industry is projected to acquire $267 billion stature by 2020. Connected things enhance the exchange of information, which is a priority for business firms, regardless of their origin and nature.

A sound IoT infrastructure in your business ensures secured access of data on your platform. Integrating IoT applications on your platform can streamline your business. The end-to-end IoT solutions establish an agile operational mechanism for your business.

Here are reasons, leading to the integration IoT solutions on various business platforms.

Customer retention

In the competitive business environment, business firms find it challenging to retain the customers for long. With the inception of IoT in business, business firms are relying on the leading companies for IoT application design. Internet of Things can leverage the customer retention capabilities of companies to a great extent, enhancing the simplicity, ease and convenience in the industry.

Today, customers expect personalized services, and IoT has tremendous potential to improve the customer services. For instance, air filters used by customers need to be replaced from time to time. The company can send the replacement filters automatically, when they are needed. Business firms from all domains of the industry can reap the benefits of IoT for customer retention. Intel predicts that the world will have more than 300 IoT connected devices by 2020.

 Better purchasing mechanism

The eCommerce business firms are embracing IoT solutions, as it delivers a better marketing mechanism to the business firms. Customers will have more connected devices, that are capable of making purchases. Besides, it is important to make the purchasing mechanism mobile-friendly.

The IoT solutions will enable business firms to acquire and process the necessary information in quick time. These include information like credit card details, phone numbers, email addresses, social medial profile data and so on.

Besides, the IoT devices will strengthen the internal operations within the business. In eCommerce companies, IoT can leverage the replacement mechanisms. The insightful approach of the leading companies, providing IoT solutions, deliver a flawless business infrastructure for your company.

Predicting purchasing habits

Retail store, online shops and other B2C companies can shape their marketing strategies, based on information obtained on purchasing habits of the customers through IoT. The IoT applications can evaluate the preferences, routines, patterns of shopping and other information, which can help business firms predict the purchasing habits of their customers. Even when you deal with B2B models of business, you can anticipate the needs of your clients by integrating IoT solutions on your platform.

This can prove effective in providing customized services and products, that suit particular situations. IoT ensures a simplified data analysis and compilation mechanism for your business.

Process optimization

The manufacturing industry is focussed on IoT application development, as it strengthens the process optimization on their platforms. Process optimization involves a number of crucial departments within these organizations.

From supply chain management and operational management to equipment maintenance, IoT can simplify all these processes by establishing a fool-proof connectivity on your platform. By integrating CRM and ERP to the internet, the exchange of information will get a boost. Companies can benefit from faster inventory management and exchange other vital information in real time by integrating IoT solutions on their platforms.

Optimizing the costs

Cost optimization is one of the key reasons behind the integration of IoT on business platforms. It ensures maximum utilization of the assets, thereby bolstering the productive output of the company. Integrating IoT solutions on your platform can cut down the expenditure to a substantial extent. For instance, real-time diagnosis and predictive analytics can help business firms in reducing the maintenance costs. Evidently, IoT can help companies maximize the benefits of the available resources.

Well, you may reach out to an established company for IoT application design. A customized solution for your business can go a long way, leveraging your internal operational and marketing mechanism. Besides, IoT is being integrated in almost every industry. 75% of the new vehicles coming up by 2020 will have built-in IoT functionality. Hospitality, housing, retail and other sectors, too, can benefit from IoT solutions. At Octos Global,  Get across to the reputed developers to get a seamless IoT solution for your business.