The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals, or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
IoT and mobile app development go together. IoT changes the way humans interact with machines, and even how machines interact with each other and the mobile app is often the gateway that makes this possible.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the practice of creating an ecosystem of objects that can communicate with one another over a network, exchanging data, information, and other signals. Large networks of interconnected devices have enormous potential for society in the service industry, digital retail, cybersecurity, and other areas.
In this context, Apple and Amazon have recognized the untapped potential of this and are in the process of deploying their own networks that will allow proprietary devices to communicate:
Apple Airtags: Uses Apple's 1 billion-device network to enable Bluetooth-based communication. This ecosystem allows tags to be placed on commonplace devices such as earbuds, which can then be tracked using other nearby devices.
Amazon Sidewalk: Allows all company devices to be connected, creating a joint network for Echos, Ring Video Doorbells, and Tile Trackers enabling service access even when out of range. This creates entire ‘neighborhoods of connectivity’ ensuring smooth service no matter your geolocation.