We are in the midst of a huge fundamental shift in regard to our ability to connect to, learn from, and control “things” via the Internet. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to disrupt existing industries and make things more intelligent and accessible, it will be a catalyst for creating new products and services that never existed prior.
Mobile products as we know them now will evolve quickly and expand well beyond just simply accessing web services and mobile-to-mobile interactions. The machines you have been using independently throughout your life are currently being enabled for connectivity through the integration of sensors and controls, which connect to a cloud-based service or wireless network. Users can then access the data via a mobile or web app and potentially send commands back to the machine based on the information accessed.