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Get started with IoT mobile apps for enterprise use – TechTarget

Summary

Despite the challenges of developing IoT mobile apps in the enterprise, they have become an increasingly popular method to manage IoT devices in a variety of use cases.

Mobile smartphone apps offer the advantage of lower cost and greater mobility over their office-bound desktop rivals. The ability of an engineer to check off tasks on a smartphone or tablet from a remote location is a major advantage for a business, one that is only made possible by IoT mobile apps.

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Despite the challenges of developing IoT mobile apps in the enterprise, they have become an increasingly popular method to manage IoT devices in a variety of use cases.

Mobile smartphone apps offer the advantage of lower cost and greater mobility over their office-bound desktop rivals. The ability of an engineer to check off tasks on a smartphone or tablet from a remote location is a major advantage for a business, one that is only made possible by IoT mobile apps.

The massive number of IoT devices necessary to drive insights and connectivity challenges at the edge make tools without the flexibility of mobile apps unwieldy and slow, a disadvantage that organizations can’t overlook. Field workers and IT administrators must use the right tools to monitor and control their network and resources at the edge wherever they are.

In healthcare especially, mobile apps make it possible for doctors and nurses to remotely monitor patients reliant on IoT devices. In retail, managers use mobile apps to better monitor assets and shipments in the global supply chain. Mobile tracking has reduced costs for a myriad of enterprise users, increased benefits for patients and simplified day-to-day tasks for all who use IoT devices.

When IoT mobile apps aren’t the best option

The mobile phone is the most readily available device in the enterprise because of its portability and adaptability for various use cases. IoT mobile app platforms transmit data to IoT devices in the field with an ease that desktop apps don’t have.

However, organizations will continue to adopt desktop apps for their ability to work with legacy equipment, such as steam pumps, air compressors and blowers. Many organizations use operational technology in industrial IoT deployments to monitor and control how physical devices perform. Some physical devices connect — usually through gateways — to private wired and wireless networks in factory or industrial spaces where old infrastructure often makes it difficult to connect devices to a wired network, let alone the latest 5G cellular network.

Since the development of desktop IoT platforms in the 2010s, smartphone use and the prevalence of BYOD in the enterprise has increased dramatically, propelling with it the idea of employing mobile devices to manage IoT fleets.

The ability of an engineer to check off tasks on a smartphone or tablet from a remote location is a major advantage for a business, one that is only made possible by IoT mobile apps.

IoT mobile app use cases

Organizations use IoT device management software to order, keep track of and remotely and rapidly control substantial quantities of devices.

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