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Internet of Things

Using App Design to Make Your Software Goals a Reality

Few businesses can exist without an online presence, and a growing number are starting to realize that mobile software development is essential too. From delivering a better customer experience to developing a stronger brand image, the right mobile apps can have a solid place within an organization’s marketing activities. On a deeper level, apps are also central to bringing your software ideas to life.

From leveraging the Internet of Things to deliver high-tech products to custom Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, here are three reasons to use an app developer to make your software goals a reality.

The Internet of Things allows for high-tech products

Since the Internet entered its first phase of flourishing 20 years ago, billions of people worldwide have grown to depend on it. Today, there’s an increasing number of devices that depend on the Internet to function. As a result, both iOS app development and Android app development have flourished.

Many people refer to this as the Internet of Things (IoT). In short, IoT represents the different devices that connect with the Internet and share data. For example, smartphones, remote medical monitoring, and smart home features all are a part of the IoT.

You only need to look at certain tech giants to see how the IoT is being leveraged in terms of software design. For example:

Amazon’s Alexa gives customers the benefit of easy music streaming and instant weather reports (amongst many other features). At the same time, Amazon benefits as customers can use Alexa to order its other products. For example, Kindle books.

Phillips has muscled in on the game with its Smart Bulbs. While connected to smart home devices from the likes of Amazon and Google, users can command bulbs to turn on, off, and change color.

Brands such as Nest now allow customers to execute temperature control from their phone app, whether the customer is at home or not. Such devices intersect with the latest iPad developments too.

In each of the examples above, both the customer and the tech giant benefit from IoT. In the course of adventurous app development, you can do the same. And the good news is, you don’t need to develop any hardware to join the party. Let’s say you’re managing a gym or you’re a personal trainer who wants to expand your client base. You can develop an app that works alongside another popular IoT participant: the fitness watch. If customers give your app permission to draw data from the health section of their iPhones, you can develop one that allows clients to track the progress of their workouts and weight loss. Alongside giving them a tool to track progress, you’re marketing your business.

Other sectors where the IoT is set to benefit software goals include:

  • Medicine – so patients can track devices and conditions
  • Agriculture – monitoring soil conditions, crop development, and other factors
  • Retail – identifying foot traffic and customer browsing habits.

Safe data migration, no matter what industry you’re in

App design isn’t always about being innovative and marketing your business correctly. If you have an online presence and you have a customer database that requires a confidential approach, safe data migration is a necessity. Most app developers in Ireland will prioritize such safety and we believe we’re amongst the best in doing so.

Why many businesses choose to use cloud storage for data migration?

Because it’s easy to access, it promotes remote working, and it frees up memory throughout your physical network. Good cloud software also allows you to access data from secure mobile apps.

But, that doesn’t mean that cloud storage is without its pitfalls. While those who produce cloud storage take plenty of steps towards keeping it safe, they’re not entirely invulnerable to threats, making the use of a dependable app developer crucial.

To protect your data, your customers’ data, and to prevent the accidental download of viruses, you can use mobile software development to make your cloud storage activities safer. The right apps will detect threats, predict them, and prevent actions that compromise your network.

Depending on the levels of security you need, you can use app design to protect you during the course of cloud storage activities in the following ways:

  • Granting access to limited individuals
  • Restricting uploads and downloads
  • Personalizing access depending on an employee’s job title
  • Continuously assessing for unusual activity

Regardless of which industry your business is in if it’s using cloud storage, you need to make safe data exchange a software goal. With the right apps, your goal will become a reality. Throughout the design phases, it’s always worth remembering that mobile app development costs will translate to fewer pricey security threats further down the line.

We Offer App Design to Businesses Around The World

At App Design, we offer app design services to businesses around the world. As the most dependable app developers in Ireland, we’re always here to meet our clients’ security, IoT, and CRM needs. Whether you’re a flourishing startup or you’re already booming, our design team is here to meet your software needs. To learn more, call us on +353 (0) 91 393 310 or contact us here.

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