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.