With the growth of ever expanding mobility, we have been seeing widespread use of smart devices for a growing number of activities. Smart device nowadays defines a world of connected devices and they offer useful ways and services that users can incorporate into their day to day lives. Smart devices were earlier described as a class of mobile device. They have evolved over the years and currently represents an era of connected devices. This thereby helps in reformulating the market at a rapid rate. Internet of things has also taken a center stage, thereby including services and machine to machine data exchanges as well as home automation.
As per the reports generated by Google, the profit through home automated devices as well as connected device industry has surpassed $3.2 billion. In the current scenario we can see smart light switches easily accessible by phones and smart wearables that track your steps. Thus, users are adapting to smart device at an extremely fast rate. It is being estimated that the projected market for home automation will be $14.1 billion by 2018. As speculation runs high, the number of smart connected devices by 2020 will be 12.5 billion. There are several opportunities by which you can grow in order to develop hardware, applications and services. This will thereby help in development of hardware, applications and services. The key aspect behind this is recognizing the human element by creating rich featured products that make sense.
Don’t forget your users: The key aspect behind creating any application or Smart Device is the need of users. Future oriented mobility is the basic necessity on which users demand is actually based upon. So in this growing demand of mobility, technological solutions are required in order to cater featured smart devices to the end users. There are several tech products as wearables, thermostat, video doorbell that is easily accessible through smart phones. This overall data assist in analyzing the next startup by which it becomes feasible for users to use appliances which they never would have thought as a high tech device.
Does it make sense: Rather than directly making a device, proper research and planning is required to foresee whether that device would be helpful or not.
Customized applications for smart automated devices has gone beyond designing and programming due to which mobile application developers need to emphasize on value, utility and functionality that is being provided to the user. Analyst recommends few examples of smart devices:
- Bathroom scale consists of high precision sensors and is considered as the best example of an integration.
- Similarly a Wi-Fi enabled area scale much more rather than only displaying your weight, thereby helping you to achieve better goals.
- Top Line refrigerators of Samsung come WiFi connected and consists of cool and useful apps for weather monitoring, photo galleries, interactive notepad, Google calendar sync and various recipes. All these new digital features, add new value for a user.
Interpret Data to add value: It has been observed that data is highly focussed while making home automated device and connected devices. Data is being relied upon most of the times during Machine to Machine data exchange for enterprise solutions. Device level data integration provides an opportunity to the startup companies so that they may interpret device data thereby automatically providing usable information. Device data enable end users to accomplish their goals, thereby saving their money and solving other real needs.
Hardware apps or services, home automation and connected devices are finally going mainstream since last few years. Startups are highly focused on cultivating technologies with functionalities that make sense and are thus improving the lives of the others.