The rise of IoT technologies in devices are substantially increasing, almost 5.8 billion devices are using IoT in the year 2020. These IoT devices leave a significant impact on many aspects of our lives and technology is still taking part in various innovation to make lives easy and automated. Here, we have brought you the top Internet of Things/ IoT apps successes that tells how IoT is changing the world and making a smart future.
What is IoT?
However, the Internet of Things (IoT) does not need any introduction but it is for those who want to go deep down into this technology. IoT refers to devices such as cell phones, vehicles, smart sensors, and electronic appliances that are connected to a wireless network.
All these devices comprise of sensors and software, that collect data and with the help of software upload the data to the cloud. It also has the capability of exchanging data directly with other connected devices.
List of top IoT apps
1. Multilingual voice assistants
As smartphones and technologies are upgrading and touching each and every corner of the world, people are also spending most of time with their phones. From booking a cab to ordering meal, from shopping to movie tickets etc. And these upgraded technologies with voice assistants making people more engaged and quick to book things.
The use of voice assistants is increasing and set to triple over the next few years. A per the research, there are 2.5 billion assistants in use at the end of 2018. And the majority of these assistants are live on smartphones, where Google Assistant and Siri offer voice assistants to Android and iOS users, respectively.
Apart from Google Assistant and Siri there is another popular one — Amazon’s Alexa, which lives on smart speakers like Echo.
Now, Multilingual voice assistants are similar to humans, where the assistant can speak in more than one language.
2. Fitness Tracker
Fitness Trackers are the wearables with tiny devices, such as a smartwatch, fitness trackers, Google glass, etc. to monitor the health and send the updates directly to your smartphone. In a daily routine, people are going for a walk, sprinting over a mile, trek and do high-intensity workouts at the gym can all notified on your smartphones with these wearables on the wrist. Nowadays, these devices are light, smarter, and sophisticated.
With the advent of IoT, we can see the prominent effect on our daily routines — changing the way we exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
3. Smart mirror
Smart mirror is a system that functions as a mirror but has the extra capability of displaying the condition of weather, calendar, news updates, etc. using a smart mirror software. To gain voice assistance it can also integrate with Alexa.
In terms of developing own mirror, one should know about the advanced algorithms and the deep knowledge of IoT then it is easy to design own Smart mirror.
Today, every device seems to have a ‘smart’ version of it like smart watches, smart speakers, smart TVs, smart fridges, and even smart lights. Similarly, we have two-way Smart mirror with an inbuilt display behind the glass. These Smart mirrors are available in all sizes from small table mirrors to full bathroom mirrors.
4. Home and Smart Cities
At homes, these days each and every devices and appliance are smart and connected. For example, if nobody is in-home and you just enter after party then you don’t need to go to the switchboard to open lights. The smart lighting system will work to that turns lights itself on.
Smart cities are including many daily essentials like water, electricity etc. With the help of IoT devices, utilities like water, waste, electricity, and gas are managed.
Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us. Now, here we are going to talk about Automobiles. IoT technologies drastically advance the capabilities of the self-driving vehicle by adding sensors in camera, radar, lidar, etc.
Due to these, the autonomous driving or self-driving cars change the lives. Self-driving cars are fully-automatic and do not need a person to guide or control.
Self-driving vehicles, improved road safety of vehicle passengers and other people around, provide updates about routes to avoid congested zones, limits the speed, and reduction in the consumption of power.
6. Animal Farming
In this field, farmers install sensors to monitor the interior humidity and temperature as well as possible fire hazards.
Due to the bad weather conditions and health of animals, several animals are dying. That results in the billion-dollar loss and reduced productivity. Now, How IoT is changing the world of animal farming? The answer to this question is IoT help farmers to reduce the number of animal mortality by tracking the animals daily calorie intake and the level of activity of each animal and can increase animal fertility.
The Internet of Things brings many innovations in our daily lives, such as- Automation which lets companies automate processes and save money on labour, improves service delivery, reduces cost and providing transparency into customer transactions. Moreover, all the technologies have few cons- a few pros. The IoT connected device will be collecting a considerable amount of data, so organizing the data for effective analytics may be a greater need. Second, the security of the data and prevention from hacking attacks. Considering all these, IoT will still continue to thrive because of the many innovations, automation and profits to businesses.
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