Most of what we think of as “computers” are those we use directly – our smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
But the truth is, computers are everywhere around us – billions of them, in fact. And we’re not even aware of them. Like our mobile phones, they can connect to the Internet, transmit data, and communicate with other devices. This amazing ecosystem is called the Internet of Things (IoT).
The Internet of Things refers to any device with embedded computer chips and sensors. This allows them to connect to wireless networks and interact with their environment without needing direct input from a user.
Thanks to the ready availability of wireless networks and computer chips getting smaller and smaller, we can make just about any ordinary object into a “smart” IoT device.
One example is your home thermostat. Normally, you’ll need to set your desired temperature on it manually. But with a computer chip and sensors, it can automatically detect the ambient temperature and adjust it for you. You can also change it yourself remotely using your smartphone, so your home is perfectly warm when you get home.
But that’s just scratching the surface. IoT technology is what will make science fiction concepts like self-driving cars a reality. In fact, tech analysts estimate that there will be over 41.6 billion IoT-enabled devices by 2025, most of them in the automotive and industrial industries.
What makes IoT so exciting is that it opens up such a wide range of possibilities in almost every space imaginable.
For companies, the main benefit of IoT technology is greater access to data. Manufacturers, for example, can install sensors into their equipment or products. It then transmits performance data that can alert managers when it’s time to replace that piece of equipment instead of waiting for it to break down.
For consumers, the Internet of Things promises greater convenience and interaction with the world around us. We’re already getting glimpses of this during the past years, with the popularity of smart home devices like the Google Home or Amazon Echo. IoT can also enhance our security systems so we can feel much safer at home.
Thankfully, this trend isn’t going to stop soon, as IoT development in the consumer sector is predicted to hit $108 billion in the coming years.
IoT can also improve society at large. Some countries are already planning to implement this technology to make “smart” cities. Just imagine a city where smart sensors can monitor infrastructures like roads and bridges for cracks to alert engineers of impending catastrophic failure. Or how it can be used to check the ideal capacity of public spaces to avoid overcrowding.
The Benefits of IoT For Your Company
- Improved data gathering
With IoT, you can continuously gather data at every phase of your business, from your supply chain to storage. This gives you a wealth of insights that can innovate and revolutionize aspects of your operation.
In manufacturing, for instance, sensors on equipment allow you to track parameters like pressure and temperature. You can then use this valuable data to refine your operation or even adjust settings on the fly.
- Track company assets better
Sensors allow you to track where everything is in your organization. You can easily find products in your warehouse, down to which shelf it is in.
IoT is also helpful in monitoring the working state of your equipment, so you’ll know if they need servicing. This eliminates your downtime or at least gives you enough time to plan a contingency.
- Streamline business processes
When various parts of your business are interconnected through IoT, it can speed up your processes and improve productivity. It allows devices to talk with each other, reducing the need for slower human communication.
For instance, you can use IoT technology to coordinate much more efficiently with your suppliers, enabling advantages like just-in-time delivery that can optimize your entire supply chain.
- Always back up to the cloud
IoT devices are constantly sending your data to the cloud, which means it’s safely backed up at all times.
With the upcoming 5G technology making connection speeds even faster, the Internet of Things will have an even greater impact on every industry. There’s simply no better time to invest in this technology for your own company and operations. And to do that, you need an experienced IoT development company like Darwoft at the forefront.
Internet of Things Development Company
Darwoft is one of the leading custom software development center that provide mobile and Internet of Things application development services. We love to help businesses of any size, and we especially love working with start-ups and mid-sized companies.
At the heart of our service is our engines – the various areas we’re passionate about and where we can deliver incredible results. Our interests lie in the cutting edge of software development, which includes technologies like blockchain, AI, digital transformation, web applications, and the Internet of Things.
Darwoft offers a wide range of services that we implement in one of two ways.
First is we come in as a solid partner at any stage of a project. One of our strengths is in developing a minimum viable product (MVP). The goal is to rapidly create a prototype of the software with core features and functionalities so you can test the concept right away and receive immediate feedback from users. It allows you to either refine or scrap the idea before investing considerable resources to develop it.
The other way is we come in as independent contractors to bolster your existing development team. This gives you that extra push to finish a project or the expertise to implement a specific language or technology. We can field seasoned professionals well-versed in the hottest technologies like NodeJS, Angular, .NET, Xamarin, and React Native. Our developers are flexible enough to integrate with your team’s workflow.
Our mobile and IoT development company can cover all the major aspects of a software project, including:
- Designing and building an application from start to finish
- Integrating your existing application into a new platform or database
- Revamping your existing legacy application with a new technology or platform
- Improving data security, particularly with technologies like blockchain
- Discovering ways to enhance the user experience (UX) of your software
- Implementing Quality Assurance Automation
- Committing to the project for the long-term
For us, every client is a partner, and every project is a collaboration. That gives us the commitment and mindset necessary to deliver the best results because we treat every project as if it were our own.
IoT Software Development
IoT is a relatively new technology, and the possibilities are endless. However, it can also be a complicated undertaking that involves various technologies, systems, devices, and interfaces. It’s a massive challenge for internal IT teams who want to implement IoT in their organizations.
That’s where Darwoft’s IoT application development services come in.
We help companies and tech teams develop an IoT development project from scratch, including the design and implementation phases. We also assist in the tricky integration process that makes IoT work in your company’s ecosystem.
Some of the key competencies in our Internet of Things software development arsenal includes:
- IoT Design and Strategy
IoT is an inherently complex technology with many interconnected parts that need to work perfectly. To make it work, you need proper planning and sound strategy.
Our team can help you with IoT system design and architecture. With successful projects under their belt, they know the pitfalls to avoid and the best strategies to use. And you don’t even need to get them at the beginning of your project. They can jump in and help with your existing IoT system as well.
- IoT Devices
Embedded systems are the cornerstone that powers any IoT architecture. It’s how your IoT device can use sensors to gather data, connect to your network, and share data in the cloud.
Our developers have experience in setting up smart devices, including installing microcontrollers and updating the firmware. You can rely on our expertise to build a solid foundation for your company’s IoT initiative.
- Mobile IoT Apps
IoT and smartphones are a match made in heaven. Mobile apps allow instant and constant access to your IoT devices, including the rich data that they provide. Plus, they’re also vital for managing these devices on the go and communicating with others in your IoT ecosystem.
Our skilled mobile developers can help design and create a functional mobile IoT app for you. We got you covered with our vast expertise in both the IoT and mobile application development spaces.
- Edge Computing
One of the more exciting developments of IoT is edge computing, or the ability of devices to process data at the source. It removes a device’s reliance on computer networks and gives it a sense of operational independence. Not only will this speed up the real-time performance of your devices, but it can also improve the reliability of your entire IoT infrastructure.
Edge computing can be a tricky strategy to implement. Fortunately, Darwoft developers have more than enough experience to make this work in your project successfully.
- IoT Security
IoT is an incredible technology, but it isn’t without its risks. If misused, IoT can become a serious vulnerability that can open your company up to hacks.
Thus, it’s vital to only partner with an IoT development company like Darwoft that’s well-versed in both IoT and cybersecurity. We have the experience and credibility necessary to protect your data and devices.
- Testing and Maintenance
The work with IoT systems never ends – there’s always something to enhance or optimize. One especially crucial but often overlooked part of IoT is testing – verifying your IoT devices and systems for compatibility, performance, or security issues.
That’s why Darwoft is committed to long-term testing and support with your project to ensure it’s always in peak shape.
IoT Mobile App Development Company
With their mobility and connectivity with almost any network, mobile apps are one of the critical interfaces with any IoT project. The ability to control your IoT infrastructure anywhere with a mobile phone is at the heart of what makes this technology so great.
Our multi-disciplinary expertise in IoT and mobile app development gives us the skills necessary to integrate the two. We use the latest mobile technologies and languages like Xamarin, Flutter, React Native, and .NET to create responsive, high-performance IoT mobile apps for any platform.
One example that highlights this particular expertise is the project we did with Seedefend. In 2018, we created a mobile application that can integrate with home security systems for the South American market. The client needed the app to be simple to use and flexible enough to accommodate new features easily.
The result of our collaboration is a multi-function app that gave users the ability to control security devices globally, including full audio/video streaming, camera management, and adjusting zoom and sensors.
The project was a huge success and gave Seedefend an edge over its competitors. They were happy with our personalized service and how we adjusted to their needs, workflows, and requirements. It was an overall positive experience for everyone involved.
The Darwoft Process
Working with Darwoft starts with initial communication. Here, we’ll go through the objectives of your project or the challenges you’re trying to overcome with your existing system.
We make sure to be very thorough in this phase, as this sets the foundation for the success of your project. Things we iron out in this part include your budget, expectations, and timeline. At the same time, we make it as collaborative as possible. We’ll throw in our own ideas and develop mutual solutions that we’re both happy with.
Once we fully understand your requirements, we’ll then come up with a project proposal. We outline precisely how we’ll implement your project, including the technologies and strategies that we’ll use.
And you can stop it here if you wish. We can work with your company on a purely consultation role. You’re free to implement our proposal with your internal team or another agency. But as all of our clients have discovered, we’re at our very best if we handle the project as partners from start to finish. Doing a partnership with Darwoft has the potential to challenge your status quo and accelerate your production time.
After you get us on board, we’ll develop your project based on the set timeline. Our lines of communication are always open, so you’ll never be in the dark. You’ll always have feedback and updates on the development, even if we’re miles apart. We can also adapt to your existing management and communication workflow. Prefer to work with Slack? We’ll jump right in.
Our work doesn’t stop the moment your app or IoT system is up and running. Our commitment to the success of your project means we’ll constantly monitor, update, and optimize your software.
In a nutshell, the Darwoft process is all about partnership and collaboration.
The Darwoft Difference
- We are adaptable
Darwoft prides itself on its ability to adapt to the ever-changing software landscape. Thanks to our long-term clients that constantly bring us unique and diverse proposals, we could flex our development muscles and enhance our skills to newfound heights.
The result? We have the confidence and skill to tackle any software challenge, no matter how unique. Try us out, and see for yourself!
- We are a proven and awarded company
Our incredible work ethic and expertise are evident in the feedback we get from our clients, from 5-star reviews in Clutch to clients telling us how “we showed significant commitment” to their project.
And to top it all off, we bagged third place in the list of the top 14 best mobile app developers in Houston by Digital.com. We are incredibly proud of this achievement because we went through a rigorous selection process – a testament to the hard work, skill, and results Darwoft can give to your project.
- We have a wide range of expertise
The ace up our sleeve is our incredible range of expertise. We love working on cutting-edge software technologies, such as blockchain, machine learning, Drupal, and the Internet of Things.
Not only does our knowledge allow us to serve various clients’ needs, but it also gives us the leverage to solve unique development challenges. Need someone to integrate mobile apps with IoT? We can handle that. How about processing the big data from your IoT devices using machine learning? We can do that, too!
Darwoft is the only software company you’ll ever need to partner with – now and into the future.
- We work with the best companies on Earth
Over the past ten years of our existence, Darwoft has partnered with great global companies across diverse industries. These include Coca-Cola Argentina, House Buyers of America, Genesis Ballistics Solutions, Seabury Solutions, McAfee, Brahma, and Quilmes.
- We have only the best people
Darwoft’s secret is in our people – they genuinely love working with us, and we attract only the best talents as a result. And we don’t mean that in a fake, PR-kind of way.
That’s because we prioritize work-life balance above anything else. But at the same time, we push the boundaries with our people, and that allows them to grow and achieve amazing things for their clients.
- We have an extensive network
No company is an island, and that includes us. We’re proud of our extensive network of developers, software professionals, and even ex-partners that give us a helping hand from time to time. We can tap into this network for the resources to make any project succeed.
- Commitment to your success
Ask any Darwoft client, and they’ll tell you how we’ll move mountains to get your software project up to speed. We’ve been known to commit to projects, overcoming enormous challenges and setbacks along the way.
Our service was put to the test during the recent pandemic. But with our dedication and work ethic, we were proud to make it work. To quote the satisfied client we worked with during that time: “they were able to adapt completely to every setback we encountered. They made the project work.”
At Darwoft, we love partnering with amazing companies, working on the most pressing software challenges. And that’s what sets our mobile and IoT software development services apart from others.