The 2010s were a decade of substantial technological progression. A whole host of cutting-edge solutions were incepted, commercial smartwatches being one of the most popular.
These wearable solutions merged seamlessly with the burgeoning mobile app revolution. Devices such as the 2013 Galaxy Gear and 2015 Apple Watch allowed users to make calls, access information, and monitor their well-being without even having to reach inside their pockets.
It was a level of app accessibility and tech mobility that had never been experienced before, and the popularity of this trend hasn’t subsided since. The call for wearable apps is only increasing, with their global value projected to reach USD 462 million by 2027.
Want to get in on the action and monetize this trend before it’s too late? If so, you must develop your next wearable app on a robust, well-rounded, and modern machine-to-machine (M2M) framework.
Read on to learn more about custom M2M frameworks and why they offer the perfect platform for wearable app development in 2022.
What are Custom M2M Frameworks?
As IoT interoperability increased throughout the 10s, so did the information-sharing capabilities of IFTTT (IF THIS THEN THAT). This no-code automation platform allows seemingly disparate devices, services, and systems to connect seamlessly.
These interconnected devices can take the form of everyday objects, from coffee machines to alarms, and the links they share can be tailored to suit the wants and needs of the user. A user could, for example, program their lights to flicker once their washing machine finishes its cycle.
Machine-to-machine frameworks were created to enable seamless collaboration between these digitized solutions. These frameworks offer a fortified ecosystem on which different smart devices can sense network data transmissions. They can then read this data and use it to perform actions without human intervention.
Today’s cutting-edge wearable devices now operate via a dedicated custom M2M framework. Smart hearing aids, for example, can now be connected to other M2M devices and services that share their IoT network. This allows hearing aid users to trigger lights, alarms, and thermostats by simply switching their hearable devices on or off.
Benefits of Custom M2M Frameworks for Wearable App Development
Custom M2M frameworks are industry-specific ecosystems that allow niche network devices to exchange information in a highly targeted, transparent, and tailored fashion. This ensures that commands are delivered and received without disruption, thereby facilitating a focused user experience (UX).
By developing your next wearable app on a custom M2M framework, you will reap the following benefits:
- Cloud-based API integration that synthesizes hardware with web technologies
- Remote management portal access and control (regardless of network configuration)
- Robust connections to remote sensors, tech gateways, and a vast suite of automated tools
- End-to-end support for connected devices across a large cloud interface
- Access to multipurpose middleware
Why Develop a Wearable App in 2022?
Back in 2010. the original Fitbit step-counter blew the floodgates wide open for the wearable Quantified Self movement, a cultural phenomenon in which health-conscious users were granted access to ‘self-knowledge through numbers for the very first time.
This trend’s accessibility, usability, and portability captured the global public’s attention, and the wearable app industry has only garnered more attention and gone from strength to strength.
New wearable tech devices – from spy glasses to smart rings – are now being developed to work in collaboration with user smartphones, in turn reforming the field of mobile app development as we know it.
As more consumers expect an interconnected UX that links their phones to other devices, the call for wearable app developers will only intensify.
Could you be the one to answer this call?
Augment Your Skillset with a Custom Wearable Solution Provider
To simplify the complexity of your M2M app development process, consider augmenting your skillset with custom wearable app development. The right partner will help you engineer fully functional wearable applications and actionable widgets. This will enhance both the UI and UX of your wearable app platform.
Vice President of Operations
Prem Khatri is the Vice President of Operations for Chetu, Inc., a global, custom software development company, where he oversees all development projects and technical operations. His primary responsibilities are to lead, track and manage technical teams that create custom software solutions. His background includes software development using C++, Java, and Microsoft technologies. Since joining Chetu in 2008, he has helped the company become an award-winning global presence in the customized software development field. Prior to joining Chetu, Prem worked for Tata Consultancy Services, as well as Blue Star Infotech, and is a graduate of both the University of Mumbai and Savitribai Phule Pune University. Prem is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).