How to Develop an Application in Internet of Things (IoT)? Featured Image

What is IoT Technology?

IoT App Development Process to Create Custom Apps

Step 1: Defining Objectives and Requirements

Step 2: Working on Back-end Infrastructure

  • Selecting a database: You can choose from several relational databases, NoSQL databases, or key-value stores. If you have not worked with databases before, it would be best to choose one widely supported by other app developers in your team who have experience working with it.
  • Choosing a programming language: Choosing a programming language depends on what type of app you want to build. For example, if you are making an IoT device that needs to store large amounts of data, then go for SQLite or PostgreSQL, whereas if the device requires complex algorithms, then choose Python or Java.*
  • Choosing cloud platform: Your choice of cloud platform should be based on pricing model (on-demand vs. per month), reliability, and security features like encryption at rest or via transport layer security (TLS).

Step 3: Developing an IoT App with a Proper Programming Language

Internet of Things IOT e1519048748835

Step 4: Create the UI/UX

Step 5: Developing the UI/UX

Step 6: Testing and Deploying the IoT Mobile App

  • Test your app on different devices. You’ll want to ensure that your mobile app works well across all phones and tablets available in today’s market. It’s also essential to test for compatibility issues across different operating systems (iOS vs. Android), networks (WiFi vs. cellular data), locations (inside vs. outside), browsers (Chrome vs. Safari), and sensors (GPS).
  • Test with connected devices. When testing your IoT mobile application, include live data from connected sensors or Bluetooth devices such as heart rate monitors or smartwatches. This step will ensure that all parts of your app work together seamlessly once they’re deployed into production mode later down the line!
  • Importance of quality user experience (UX)
  • Importance of good design
  • Importance of robust IoT app development and testing
  • Importance of reliable deployment and security measures.




Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Ruhani Rabin

Ruhani Rabin


Ruhani Rabin being a tech and product evangelist for almost 20 years. He was VP, CPO for various digital companies. Plays with Drones in his free time.