6 Industries With The Biggest Demand For IoT Applications

In the previous blogs we learnt what IoT precisely is, what it means to develop an IoT app, the main components that make up IoT, and the benefits of choosing IoT in the present-day market climate. We also uncovered the various technological IoT market trends, and detailed a step-by-step on how IoT apps work.

Even after relaying all the above information, we have only begun to scratch the surface. IoT is a vast field with several nuances and we wish to equip you with the most essential IoT-related knowledge so that you can set off on your path to creating an IoT mobile application in Kuwait.

IoT solutions impact individuals as well as societies as a whole. When combined with recent technological advancements, IoT software and hardware can support a huge number of use cases. So, IoT can be applied to pretty much any industry. But it is more in demand in certain areas than in others. Today, we’ll talk about some of these areas with significant demand and ROI.

Industries With The Biggest Demand For IoT Applications

  1. Healthcare

    By using IoT in the healthcare industry, medical professionals can look after their patients more effectively. Through apps created by mobile app developers in Kuwait, they can proactively connect with their patients and check up on them based on the data received. Devices like wearables, tiny sensors, and scales for weight measurement can accurately monitor patients’ conditions and pave the way for early intervention and precise diagnosis.

    IoT in healthcare involves:
    • Wearable health monitoring devices
    • Sleep trackers
    • Real-time tracking of medical and monitoring equipment (like wheelchairs and defibrillators)
    • Activity tracking sensors
    • Smart medication dispensers
    • Smart clinics and hospitals
    Intersting IoT applications in healthcare
    • CareBand - This app uses a blockchain-based IoT platform and works with a smart medical gadget that uses location and activity monitoring technologies to track vulnerable groups of patients in real-time.
    • Aira - Helps blind people connect with professionals who can provide visual information and help them with their daily activities.
    • Kinsa - Its smart thermometers can detect contagious illnesses early on.
  2. Transportation and logistics

    IoT optimizes logistics and transportation processes of goods as well as people by tracking objects and vehicles in real-time. IoT is also used to remotely control various elements during the transportation process. IoT apps can make it easier for logistics companies to schedule repairs and replacements around deliveries. This cuts down transit times and improves customer experience. Today, modern cars contain IoT sensors that help create a safe riding experience.

    IoT usage in logistics and transportation includes:
    • Sensors that track location, humidity, temperature, etc.
    • Warehouse and supply chain management
    • Automotive tracking
    • Finding optimal and alternative routes
    • Estimating driver effectiveness through real-time delivery tracking
    • Traffic management
    IoT mobile application development in Kuwait in logistics and transportation:
    • Hopstack - Enables warehouse automation through IoT sensors
    • InnoTech - Facilitates package condition management
    • Tesla - Tesla has integrated software into their vehicles which helps them monitor the overall vehicle system using IoT. It also allows engineers to develop and deliver enhancements and software upgrades without the need for user interaction.
  3. Retail

    IoT in retail is used to improve both retail management and consumer experience. Real-time IoT data can help predict consumer behavior and allow personalization of shopping experiences. IoT in retail includes streamlining of digital shopping as well as physical in-store shopping. A Kuwait digital marketing company with understanding of the local market, in collaboration with experienced mobile app developers in Kuwait, can help you fully exploit IoT in retail.

    How IoT is being used in the retail industry:
    • Retail management and tracking
    • Regulating inventory levels and prevent stockouts or overstocking
    • Optimization of product placement
    • Reducing consumer trips through self-checkout and elimination of queues
    • Automatically detecting confused/impatient customers and informing staff
    • Smart fitting rooms
    Some popular IoT retail apps:
    • AmazonGo - An experimental grocery store wherein customers can simply put groceries in a bag and walk out. They are only asked to scan a personal QR code at the entrance, and the Walk-Out technology can scan the items in their bag and directly bill their Amazon accounts.
    • CONEX - Allows smart visual merchandising and interactive displays
  4. Smart Homes

    Through IoT, owners can take complete control of their homes and operate all domestic appliances remotely and automatically, eliminating the need for one’s physical presence. Combining different types of hardware like lights, thermostats, smoke detectors, safety devices, and smart speakers with advanced software applications developed through experienced IT companies in Kuwait, allows smart home users to create a safe and comfortable experience at home.

    Usage of IoT in smart homes:
    • Monitoring other people’s presence in the house and install locks
    • Tracking energy and water usage, saving money on public utilities
    • Improving living comfort through lighting and audio control systems, remote-controlled handles and curtains, etc.
    • Improving safety through locks, noise and water damage, and fire detectors
    Some smart home IoT applications:
    • SimpliSafe - Detects potential intruders, water damage, and fire, and provides notifications when such events are detected
    • Span.io - Allows consumers to connect smart electrical panels to the app and control home energy usage
    • Google Home - Lets users control, organize, and manage compatible devices through Wi-Fi, and change home temperature, lighting, adjust TV and speaker noise levels, etc.
    • Nest - Lets you see what’s happening inside and outside the house while you’re away, and let people in or lock doors. One house can be controlled by up to 25 people who have various levels of access. It can also manage the home automatically, like turning everything off and switching on the camera when nobody’s home.
    • Blossom - It lets you manage your garden/lawn by automating water according to the weather and the schedule you set.
  5. Manufacturing

    IoT manufacturing systems allows data collection and exchange between managers and analysts. Sensors collect and analyze big data, which lets manufacturers design and produce products better tailored to customer needs and expectations.

    Specific use cases of IoT in manufacturing:
    • Machine monitoring for improved machine efficiency and productivity, reducing maching maintenance and downtime.
    • Smart quality control systems developed by top software companies in Kuwait can identify quality issues early on and improve product design
    • By tracking where products are in the production process, manufacturers can better manage inventory and avoid production delays
    • Safety and security can be improved through real-time information on vehicle mishaps, employee absences, injuries, etc.
  6. Farming and Agriculture

    Smart agriculture, with the help of IoT, allows farmers to monitor their crops more closely and make better decisions about watering and harvesting them. It reduces costs and environmental impact by relaying real-time information about energy usage, soil health, and pest management.

    How IoT is used in farming:
    • IoT sensors measure farm temperature, humidity levels, soil moisture content, etc., helping farmers adjust their practices for optimal crop growth.
    • Robots can help with tasks like weeding and harvesting, reducing manual labor costs
    • Drones and AI can collect aerial images for precision mapping of fields and help monitor crop health from above without having to manually inspect each field.
    • Post- harvest, machine learning and computer imaging can help sort and grade agricultural and food products based on size, texture, color, and shape.
    • Irrigation monitoring enables an optimum irrigation schedule based on factors like soil moisture, weather patterns, and plant conditions.
    Examples of IoT solutions in agriculture:
    • Nano Ganesh: An irrigation automation system that lets farmers remotely control irrigation pumps located in hazardous or distant locations.
    • eFishery - A smart fish feeding maching that uses sensors for optimal feeding time and amount, used in commercial aquaculture
    • BeatDrone - Maps farms for crop assessment, soil analysis, and water usage, to deliver precise fertilizer/pesticides through spraying drones

As the demands for IoT apps keep seeing global growth, more and more companies will try to get into these lucrative industries and market areas. However, making an IoT app requires mobile app developers in Kuwait with a board range of expertise, high-level app security, the ability to make the app scalable, and provide a great user experience. All of this is possible with a leading mobile app development company in Kuwait, like Design Master, well-equipped with the components and technical requirements for building an IoT application.

Are you ready to embrace the future of IoT app development and provide consumers with greater solutions? Contact us today to get started.

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