iBeacon and Internet of Things

Apple iBeacon, which was launched on 2013, was one of leap of the company in Internet of Things industry. Beside smartwatch, iBeacon will be one of devices that will support the development of Internet of Things. Some IoT Platform have added beacon in their service to ease developers manage the services.

iBeacon is based on Bluetooth low energy proximity sensing by transmitting a universally unique identifier picked up by a compatible app or operating system. The identifier and several bytes sent with it can be used to determine the device’s physical location, track customers, or trigger a location-based action on the device such as a check-in on social media or a push notification.

While typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a smart grid, and expanding to the areas such as smart cities.

iBeacon can be a simple step to start the deployment since it’s already using Bluetooth and people have been familiar with Bluetooth in their smartphone.

Tips on Building Mobile Apps in Mobile Backend as a Service

Mobile application has a really crowd market. With smartphone user’s increasing, mobile application user is also growing bigger. It makes mobile apps developer feels a little bit hard following every upgrades of smartphone. They will need Mobile Backend as a Service to help them build their application faster and better.

Using Mobile Backend as a Service can cut off half of developer job. It takes care of all the backend and cloud infrastructure, so developer can focus on the front end and delivery process.

Know your Target Platform

Knowing what is your target platform is important to decide how you are going to build your apps. Not every platform has the same interface so make sure your apps still looks good in any other platform.

If you know very well about your target platform, that’s great! The thing is iOS and Android upgrades their smartphone at least once in a year. If you don’t catch up with all of these update, your apps might be looking terrible and user won’t be happy using it again.

Choose a Mobile Backend as a Service that’s available for the platform you are targeting. This will help you better in developing apps because the mobile apps will definitely suit your IoT Platform.

Test Your App

Not only once, but a lot of times. Bugs and errors could be happening everytime. Lucky you if you use Mobile Backend as a Service as your platform to build an apps. It helps you test your apps before you launch it. It also tells the errors in your apps. That way you can reduce the bugs and errors once it’s launched on the market.

Managing Your Apps Easily

Using Mobile Backend as a Service can cut off the hard work in developing apps. Mostly developer takes months to build a single apps. It is not included in setting up the front end which also complicated too. With MBaaS, developers save their time in backend development and they can focus on delivering solution.

Choosing Mobile Backend as a Service is a great way if your want to develop mobile application in the fastest way. It also gives developers control to manage their application and automatically alert them if there’s a problem with the apps.

Elastic Cloud Platform

Once your app becomes a big hit, you’ll get traction explosion. Some apps might be having a problem maintaining their server because of this explosion but Mobile Backend as a Service, it will automatically scale up based on your apps need.

You don’t worry about the server or your apps being crashed because Mobile Backend as a Service is taking care of the problem.

Engage Your User Directly

With Push Notification that’s available for Mobile Backend as a Service, developer can directly connect with their user. This feature is important because in a single step you can get feedback from your user. It gives you ability to ask their feedback and deliver promotion of your newest update. This makes developer can control their apps and user feedback. With this, they can see what their user needs and what needs improvement from the apps.

Developing Mobile Application doesn’t take a long time. They can connect to the MBaaS and everything is set. Developers can compete faster with others and delivery their product to the market in a fastest way as possible.