IoT becomes a widespread reality and it, of course, promises a new level of digitization which will impact how businesses will interact with third partners and suppliers which will deliver value to customers. This dearly involves management while securing a far more extensive network of interconnected devices.
Survey says that by 2020, 24 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be connected to the internet which will be driving an estimated $6 trillion in IoT spending over the next five years.
In the year 2014, Gartner predicted the traditional development practices will fail for mobile apps. On an average it takes 18 weeks to develop a mobile application and mobile revolution has already started and speed is another word for the mobile application development process.
A- Understanding Changing Ecosystem
The whole new application development system is changing. Seeing speed as the main trend and knowing the characteristics of mobile applications changes are taking place in three development perspectives: Business Analysis, App Development, and Project Management.
1. Business analysis perspective
Business Analysts are now understanding how mobile applications are differing and how business analysis for mobile is different from that of web apps. They are keenly understanding the very specific considerations needed for mobile which makes it special. BAs are understanding their role which is of course to deliver the right mobility solution. Their aim is to get the project focused on translating the high-level vision into tangible outcomes.
2. The development perspective
DevOps – DevOps focuses on business outcomes rather than technical details. DevOps integrates principles and focuses on improving the collaboration between developers and operations teams. DevOps pushes applications out into production more quickly which is above expectations. It also foster developers to work seamlessly with operations staff for streamlining the process of release, test, refine and re-release applications to users.
3. The project management perspective
From agile & waterfall to agifall & wagile. The magic formula is a hybrid combination of waterfall and agile is called ‘agifall’. In agifall, the best waterfall and the best of agile are combined in a hybrid approach which greatly works for complicated projects. Agile methodologies of Agifall accelerates speed and quality. This happens by dividing the research, strategy and planning phases into tasks and then using sprints to complete them. In Agifall the project begins once it is ready to begin. On the contrary, Wagile implements agile practices like short iterations or integration on top of Waterfall model, which is like without changing the traditional Waterfall model.
B- New Skillset Of Developers
As there is a bombardment of web-connected devices and they will be in billions in the marketplace in near future hence this gives rise to the requirement of software connecting to those devices. New skill sets will, of course, be needed among and not every mobile app developer currently holds those skills especially when we precisely talk about the creation of blockchain-enabled IoT networks. This enhances the demand for IoT developers and the skilled ones who are proficient in handling these projects are the ones who are creating a spark for mobile application innovation.
C- Enterprises Tuning To Smart Apps
Smart apps are the product of IoT application development. These applications are significant because of emerging technologies they incorporate. Collectively, big data, machine learning, predictive analysis, web-connected devices and data acquisition channels making mobile apps more smart, intelligent and powerful than ever before.These smart applications are moving fast to offer certain functionality such as for offering intuitive user experience they predicts user behavior and interest. This entails using available data to learn new ways to provide better service. Smart apps offer more personalization and better understanding to users.
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D- Need For Better Platforms
With IoT and IoT applications there are many applications developers who are juggling multiple projects and they struggle hard to build additional app solutions that present greater complexity. This fosters need to develop a better platform for creating and collaborating such high-valued mobile applications that would facilitate better agility and efficiencies.
Seeing the tremendous pickup of IoT and IoT application development the bottom line is that now is high time both for enterprises and IT leaders to fine tune the organization’s mobile strategy in order to ensure that IoT devices and related software can maintain a pace thereby are able to manage the rising volumes of data, capturing value from data and accurately analyzing the captured value.
References: itbusiness, computerworld, mobilebusinessinsights