Devices talking to each other in a meaningful way is not something new to our reality as we the twenty first century digital consumers are already used to the Internet of Things aka the connected reality of devices.
But for some years tech companies are adding value to IOT devices with innovative and sophisticated manoeuvres. In more than one ways they are making our life further easier by allowing devices interaction among themselves in more user optimised way.
Let us have a look at some of the awesome ways IOT devices are presently becoming optimised for users.
Platform Integration Eliminating The Boundaries
Just talk to any developer of IOT solutions and devices and you are bound to hear them talking about the constraints concerning platforms. Their focus inevitably shifts to the platform a device works on. The boundary created by operating system platforms make devices hard to connect and communicate. To prevent this barrier undermining user experience and effectiveness developers are increasingly considering to come up with versatile integrated platforms allowing several platform specific features and functionalities working together.
With integrated platforms under broader enterprise grade operating system the devices can show more adaptive characters allowing deeper and richer interactions for variety of use cases. With consolidated platform, device manufacturers of the future can come with more standardised features and functions optimised for different user scenarios.
Consolidation Of Apps
Most consumers exposed to a plethora of devices are likely to use today number of IOT products. All these products have different software or application support. Consumers actually need to deal with several apps together to control their devices. In such cases when two such devices need to collaborate for meaningful and relevant use, operating both the devices through different apps can be a heckling problem for the end user. To prevent such differences developers are on their way to build consolidated apps for connecting and operating multiple devices through one interface.
New IoT companies who are actually trying to develop such never before consolidated IOT apps for allowing multiple device interactions are scaling up the IOT interface to the advantage of users accustomed to deal with several connected devices, particularly large workplaces populated with several devices. This in the long run will take IOT closer to the end users and allow far better adaptation and usability.
An IOT Ecosystem Binding Together Several Players
Apart from the above mentioned consolidation and integration of platforms and multiple apps for better device level interaction and collaboration the emerging IOT ecosystem is going to experience another major boost with several tech giants and manufactures holding hands with strategic partnerships. These technology companies coming together will allow more bridging of gaps in respect of technologies and in the short run we can see these joint ventures and partnerships paving the way for standardisation in the IOT development landscape.
Already we are seeing such collaborations are creating bigger opportunities for scaling up the IOT market with more sophisticated devices equipped to the broom. Many such companies sharing common goals of IOT innovation for exceptionally fluid connected environment are finding the partnerships business relevant and growth opportune.
All these collaboration, consolidations and partnerships will only pave the way for a bigger and richer IOT market scaled up for more devices, bigger user adoption and larger scope of business for the IOT innovators.