IoT, AR and AI: 3 Key Technologies That Transformed Mobile Apps Forever

by | Jun 10, 2019 | IoT News, IoT Technology

Internet of Things (IoT) referring to a connected reality of interconnected and communicating gadgets and devices is continuing to transform every facet of our living. But the most immediate impact of the IoT could be found in mobile apps. Mobile apps are mainly utilized for controlling the vast majority of connected gadgets.

Augmented Reality representing a digital simulated that helps our experience with the real world mingle with the digital experience is another new technology that impacted various facets of digital interaction in an unthought-of way. The impact of AR on mobile apps has been huge as AR has widely been used for mobile apps, AR-based retail and real estate apps and many others.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) representing the data-driven intelligence and reasoning capability of computing machines and applications now can carry out many activities that were earlier impossible without direct intervention and engagement of human beings. AI opened the door for the digital interfaces including mobile apps a new horizon of proactive, data-driven user interactions and more precise predictions.

In a nutshell, all these 3 technologies have been most impactful for revolutionizing the mobile app development more than ever before. Thanks to these technologies we enjoy greater control on our surroundings through mobile apps and get things done in a much smoother way.

Let us see how these three 3 technologies are leveraged by mobile apps of various niches.

How the Mobile Apps Are Leveraging IoT, AR and AI?

Sometimes as a standalone technology or sometimes in combination with others, the IoT, AR, and AI technologies are continuously adding value to our lives and transforming our lives in a never-before manner. Let us have a look at the key technology niches where the impact of these 3 technologies have been maximum.

  • Wearables

Wearable devices having sort of extensions of mobile devices while running similar applications to help users stay connected without handling the mobile device have helped IoT mobility penetrate deeper into our lives. Whether it is your smart health tracker in the wrist or the smart shoes with health tracker sensors, thanks to the Internet of Things technology they remain connected while supplying important measurements.

  • Healthcare

The connected health devices used at home can provide real-time health data to remote caregivers through a connected mobile app. Thanks to the Internet of Things and ensuing connected reality real-time collaboration on patient data is now possible. Mobile apps are playing the key role to connect numerous smart healthcare devices and allowing access to the health data to whom they are meant for.

From remote patient monitoring to managing chronic diseases through regular health data tracking to remote diagnosis, IoT leveraged through mobile health apps impacted the healthcare sector in a revolutionary way.

  • Retail

The retail sector has one of the biggest beneficiaries of these cutting-edge technologies. Obviously, we are referring to both eCommerce and physical retail stores under this purview. Just think of the latest Amazon Store where you can just walk in, choose your products and leave. The RFID inventory tracking coupled up with connected payment system and the connected mobile app will do everything to process payment and send you the bill.

Similarly, the connected iBeacons or geofencing sensors will always help a retail store to send promotional messages through mobile apps when customers are nearby and are more likely to visit. An eCommerce app can now utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to understand customers and recommend products that are more likely to be bought.

  • Logistics and Supply Chain

Logistics and supply chain industry has been a big beneficiary of these new technologies. From connected sensors, GPS tracking to RFID tags made things extremely easier for real-time monitoring and tracking of on-road assignments, the AI-powered intelligent analytics and algorithms through mobile apps now can predict least time-consuming routes. In the modern supply chain, the increasing predictive capability is a direct result of the AI power leveraged through mobile apps.

  • Real Estate

In Real Estate sales already Augmented Reality (AR) technology is being utilized to the buyers to augment the visual experience. For example, when visiting a property, the app with the help of your camera can actually turn a vacant apartment beautiful by bringing your own furniture on the mobile screen. An AI-powered Chatbot can engage in a conversation with customers and fetch vital information for retargeting them for future sales.

  • Business Intelligence

AI practically transformed the way businesses used to utilize business intelligence (BI) for faster and more well-informed decision making. Thanks to the input of AI and Machine Learning technologies a BI algorithm leveraged through an enterprise mobile app can ensure more well-informed, real-time and precision-driven decision making.

  • Manufacturing

Mobile apps for 3D printing are already here. In the future, mobile apps utilizing the Augmented Reality technology can provide us a reliable system of custom-designing products and ordering the same in real time from large-scale custom manufacturers working on 3D printed products.

  • Transportation

The connected ride-sharing vehicle apps are great examples of how public transport can really be revolutionized through real-time tracking and connected IoT systems. AI further can augment such services by detecting future demands based on traffic and a host of other factors. Already AI-powered algorithms are being used by Uber and the likes.

  • Public Security Systems

IoT systems coupled up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) can play a great role in civic environments to monitor, track and analyze security threats and vulnerabilities. From the connected closed-circuit cameras to GPS systems in public transport to the geofencing and beacons in crucial public spaces, can help to fetch deeper data and insights.  Through AI-powered analysis of threat perceptions and security systems, the administration can send a message to the public.


IoT, AR, and AI will continue to spearhead the digital revolution undergoing with mobile apps now. As mobile devices are getting smarter with more features and device capacity, the connected universe of apps will have a bigger capacity to accommodate new technologies.

Sudipto Das

Sudipto writes technical contents periodically and backs it up with extensive research and relevant examples. He’s an avid reader and a tech enthusiast at the same time with a little bit of “Arsenal Football Club” thrown in as well. He’s got a B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering.