A category for mobile app development that is growing by leaps and bounds is home security / home automation. This industry is experiencing one of the most dramatic growth shifts of any because it is so closely tied to the communications industry, also going through dramatic upheaval. What is driving all the change? I propose it’s the rise of smart phones and tablets, the global shift away from voice only landline phones, and the adoption of cellular broadband technology that supports mobile applications. These are profoundly changing the way people communicate in their daily lives and the way people are interacting with alarm systems, electronics, smart devices, and appliances. The possibilities are endless when it comes to home automation, which will eventually allow us to control every aspect of our home from our mobile devices, theoretically. CES this year was riddled with IOT (Internet of things) demos and home automation. Two of my professional peers / friends attended CES to support a client and reported back they were most excited about the advancements in home automation this year.
Today’s homes are becoming more connected as systems and appliances become smarter and mobiles and wearables are in our hands or on our wrists. This has revolutionized the area of home automation with an increase in affordability and simplicity. Smart phones and tablets can be made to communicate to any other devices on an ad hoc network and so the rise in mobile applications development has seen a similar explosion in growth.
Entrepreneurs and developers looking to monetize apps have a few options at their disposal:
1) Pay per download (need a killer app for people to pay today)
2) In-app advertising (need a ton of users)
3) In-app purchases
4) Freemium version
5) Free – sell user data (need millions of users to play this card)
Remember nothing is free in the mobile app world.
A wise man once told me: If something is “Free” to you, then “You” are the product! #sageadvice
Have you ever received this message on your ipad “Icloud Backup” “This Ipad has not been backed up for two weeks. Backup happens when ipad is plugged in, locked, and connected to wifi”
Two things you can do to solve your nagging message:
1.) Plug in your ipad, connect to wifi, go to: Settings >> iCloud >>Storage & Backup >>Click “Back Up Now”
2) If the message still persists, which seems to be a bug on some iPads, then a reset should help. Tap and hold the Home button and the On/Off button at the same time for approximately 10-15 seconds, until the Apple logo appears. When the logo appears, release both buttons and await restart. No content will be affected.
Hope this helps those scratching their heads when your iPad nags you (in a good way).