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What is IoT app development?

IoT(Internet of things) is a concept where everyday objects are connected using the Internet. There are wide ranges of objects or devices connected to the internet every day and it’s growing exponentially. Here objects can be anything such as phone, refrigerator, car, headphones, lamps, wearable devices, house-holding items (Home automation devices) and anything else you can think of (even a human being!). IoT app development allows to create relationship or communication between people-people, people-things (objects) & things (objects)-things (objects).

The devices connect to the internet using different modes of communication like WiFi, Bluetooth, iBeacon, Zigbee Wireless, NFC. Generally, mobile phones are used as a medium through which the devices communicate to the internet. Hence, the data collected by these devices can be accessed from anywhere and the devices can be controlled from anywhere using a web browser and/or mobile phones. Thanks to powerful hardware and software platforms available on mobile phones.

As a leading IoT application development company, Cumulations offers robust and strong infrastructure supported IoT app development services.

Why IoT application development?

AI and IoT are growing rapidly, They have impacted all industries no matter what they do. Everybody is taking advantage of the latest technology trend and enhancing their product quality. IoT enabled devices are able to give better user experience and customer satisfaction. Which is leading towards the increment in the number of sales.

Here are some major benefits you can get through IoT app development
  1. New business opportunities
  2. Delight your customers
  3. Enhance the efficiency of your product
  4. Let your devices talk
  5. Use technology to reach more targeted users
  6. Utilize the power of technology to solve the complex problem and offer a simple solution
  7. To stay ahead of the competition

Why Cumulations as an IoT app development company?

As an IoT app development company in Bangalore, India, we clearly understand the role mobile apps play in connecting the devices to the internet. You might be building the next generation fitness band or you are the largest weighbridge manufacturer or might be an expert in designing home automation gateways.

Our IoT app development services will help you to connect your devices to the internet. Hence transform your 'Devices' to ‘Smart Devices’.

Technologies we use for IoT app development

We have gained expertise in building IoT apps for both Android and iOS platforms using different channels like WiFi, WiFi direct, Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth 2.0, iBeacon, Zigbee and NFC.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology to communicate between sender & receiver using radio frequency technology. Wi-Fi is intended to provide high-speed internet without physical connections. Wi-Fi defined as wireless local area network by Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi can be used by personal computers, cameras, phones, tablets & etc to transfer. These Wi-Fi enabled devices can be connected to the internet through wireless network access point.

Benefits of using Wi-Fi for enterprise IoT applications over other wireless networking technologies

Infrastructure already exists: Most of the organizations/companies embraced Wi-Fi as their basic necessity. As told that IoT apps involve less frequent data transmission and limited data, it will not demand additional settings. IoT applications are simple applications run on mobile phones and they will receive data from the similar thing which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors etc.

Security: When compared with other wireless networks, Wi-Fi provides the robust security and also transparent implementations.
It costs less, low power consumption, easy to implement, maximum capacity & high throughput.

WiFi direct

Wi-Fi direct is also called as Wi-Fi P2P, which connects devices with each other without the help of a wireless access point. Wi-Fi direct can be used for internet browsing, file transfer, and communication between devices at typical Wi-Fi speed. Wi-Fi direct connects devices from a different manufacturer as well.

Bluetooth

Basically, Bluetooth paved a way to exchange data between unwired entities in a revolutionary fashion when compared to let's say IR( where we had to literally keep entities very close to each other).

Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth Smart

Bluetooth smart uses 2.4GHz radio frequencies as classic Bluetooth & a single radio antenna can be shared by dual-mode devices. According to applications range of the radio can be optimized. A manufacturer can optimize range to 200 feet and beyond with Bluetooth smart, especially in home automation applications where longer range is required.
It’s an industry- standard wireless protocol which supports multi-vendor interoperability. The ability to create a dedicated data channel for IPv6 communication has removed the process of assigning IP addresses to Bluetooth devices.

Bluetooth Smart features:

  • Reduced power consumption
  • Less implementation cost
  • Enhanced range
  • Multi-vendor interoperability

Zigbee

Zigbee also called as a high-level communication protocol, which creates personal area networks using low-power digital radios. Compared to WPANs, Zigbee is intended to be less expensive and easy to implement. The applications range from wireless switches to traffic management system.
Since it consumes less power, it limits data transmission from 10 to 100 meters depending on environmental anomalies. Zigbee uses mesh(star & tree) networking technology to reach more distance. Since it uses mesh networking style, consumes low power and low-cost, it intended to use in the development of long battery life devices. Zigbee focuses on wireless and sensor networks in IoT & M2M.

NFC

NFC is one of wireless communication technologies out here in the tech world. This set of communication protocols communicates with electronic devices, in which one device would be a movable device such as smartphone to achieve near-field communication by bringing them within 10cm each other. NFC is a successor of RFID. Compare to Bluetooth, NFC takes less set-up time.
NFC is more secure than Bluetooth due to it’s shorter range.

There are 3 modes in which NFC operates:

  1. NFC card emulation
  2. NFC reader/writer
  3. NFC peer-to-peer

Beacons/iBeacons

iBeacon is Apple’s technology standard, which allows mobile apps(both iOS & Android) to listen & react for signals from beacons in the real physical world. Beacons are small wireless devices which send radio signals uninterruptedly. The mobile apps (smart apps) will receive and react to these signals via BLE technology. It tracks indoor behavior and helps in indoor positioning (even GPS cannot provide). Applications areas are retail, marketing, connected homes & etc.

We have been successful in connecting our customer’s hardware devices to the internet using these channels using our top-notch IoT app development services. Also at Cumulations, we understand the best practices in device-to-app communication and the best practices of the IoT and Wearable industry. We have also developed Google home actions and Alexa skills for IoT devices and made the device's voice-enabled.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IoT app development?

IoT app development is the process of building IoT apps or software which combine sensor data with machine learning technologies and predictive analytics to create smart and proactive user experiences.

How much does it cost to develop an IoT app?

The cost of IoT application development largely depends upon the complexity of the app. This is decided on the basis of the number of features added in the IoT app solution. For a simple IoT app with limited device connection possibility and restricted features, the cost is around $30-40k.


A complex app, on the other hand, is one that comes with advanced features like – payments, geolocation, synchronization across devices, data encryption, and several other high-end ones. The cost for such apps is around $50-80k.

How do you create an IoT application?

The process of developing IoT apps consists of 4 significant stages:


➤ Choosing the hardware


➤ Selecting a centralized data storage


➤ Developing the server-side of data-handling algorithms


➤ Create a front-end


What are examples of IoT devices?

Some of the most popular IoT devices that are used all over the world include Google Home, Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash Button, August Doorbell Cam, August Smart Lock, Kuri Mobile Robot, Belkin WeMo Smart Light Switch and Philips Hue Bulbs and Lighting System.

Do you develop Android apps for Tablets, Smart TV and other devices?

Yes. We develop apps for all Android powered devices. Our apps feature robust UI/ UX that seamlessly works across all devices. Whether you want to develop an app only for the mobile platform, or want to develop an app that works on all Android devices, we are at your service.

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