5 simple ideas to develop Internet of Things Applications

A lot of buzz has been developing around Internet of Things Applications as its use is getting more and more popular with people. It is estimated that by 2020 around 30 billion products will be using internet of things to communicate with their owners and other IoT enabled devices.  By that scale, there will be huge demand for niche IoT applications.

A recent study by First Site Guide shows that 26 smart objects will be around every human on earth.

Think of IoT as being able to remotely sense apparels or devices across existing network infrastructure. IoT applications therefore allow you some control over your room temperature, cookers, cameras, etc while away from home.

Here are a few ideas that you can get started with, to develop and test your IoT Applications building skills!

Internet of Things Applications

5 simple ideas to develop Internet of Things Applications!

1 – Remote Room Temperature Regulator:

It is a hot day and you want your room to get cooled before you reach your home. You can call someone at home, or  you can simply access your RRTG (Remote Room Temperature Regulator) app on your smartphone and do the needful yourself. This is convenient in a lot of ways and I already see a lot of demand for such an app. As your first test app, you may even find basic code blocks to build such an app on internet itself.

2 – Remote Light Switch Regulator:

A remote light switching IoT app will find demand with those people who regularly leave their house, for long out of town trips, for different personal or business reasons. People in such situations usually leave their lights switched on, if there is no one to attend to the house. The RLSR app can help them switch on and switch off their lights according to their needs and time of the hour and save on electricity costs.

3 – Remote Garden Sprinkler Regulator:

This IoT application will find huge demand with people who are fond of their gardens but do not have enough time to care for them. A remote garden sprinkler regulator app will let them keep their well watered, without dividing their time between gardening and other important work.

4 – Remote House Alarm Regulator:

When people are in a hurry to leave, they often forget to tend to important things before locking and leaving their house. One of them is switching on their house security alarm. An IoT application to regulate the house security alarm will help them save time and also give them peace of mind w.r.t. security of their house.

5 – Remote CCTV Controller:

A lot of times people have to leave their house in the custody of maids and servants. They would really appreciate an app that would let them keep a close watch on their property even from a far away distance. This could be in a huge demand from single mothers who have to leave their kids in the care of nannies’ or babysitters. Anyways, house security is already a big business and so would be any app that extends its reach.

These are just five ideas that can get you started with Internet of Things Applications. If you browse through the internet, or even go through daily newspapers you can get scores and hundreds of ideas to develop an app.

Internet is a very kind and giving place for developers who are looking to build various types of applications. You can easily get code blocks and assemble your new and unique app in a jiffy. The secret to success is starting early. So you can start now with a simple app and develop better and more complex applications as you develop your skills.

Let me know what you think in the comment box. Do you already have any Internet of Things Applications you use? Have you developed some?

25 thoughts on “5 simple ideas to develop Internet of Things Applications”

  1. Hello Enstine,
    Those are very great tips. thank you for sharing the article. These simple things that we start today may lead us to much more amazing things.

  2. thanks for the 5 simple ideas to develop Internet of Things Applications. I really do luv the way you handle your beliefs and ideas..thanks for sharing.

  3. This is little bit crazy idea, because we are keeping concept in mind about the future. But ya it could be happen, every thing being operated by IOT would be useful and beneficiary, more over it makes our life more easier to live.

  4. Thanks for the post. These IoT are useful from our daily point of view. I especially like points regarding Remote House Alarm Regulator and Remote CCTV Controller its interesting and quiet useful.

  5. Hye Muki! You have written very well and it is a very informative topic. I hpe your post will motivate people to use internet after that we can reach to our 2020’s target.

  6. Today, everything is been digitized, even the CCTV security systems.

    Somehow I feel that it is very good because, now we don’t have to manually operate them… It becomes and real burden and simultaneously we can easily online keep a check of that place where we have installed CCTV.

    I genuinely thank you for sharing this post with us. It is like a small guide for non tech savvy people.

    Good Read!!

  7. I need to have remote light switch regulator. I always forgot to turn off lights. This gadget will help me a lot.

  8. Hey Enstine,
    Glad to learn that internet is not only limited to being social active. This post is a clear vision of our technologically advanced future.
    Hope they are going to make our life more easy and comfortable that too beyond our imagination.
    Great post buddy..!!!!
    Thumbs up.

  9. I definitely need a remote room temperature regulator. I was thinking of investing in Nest. Do you have any experience with it?

  10. t’s a fresh kind of post and while reading your post, truly, I started to live in future! 🙂 They are definitely going to make life easier.

  11. Hi Enstine,

    Great tips to learn and I will try these out.
    Thank you so much for this lovely post.

    Vaibhav T.

  12. Hi Enstine. Thanks for sharing something that I don’t usually get to read on this network of blogs that we all read. I have been interested in home automation, and the currently fashionable IOT acronym. There are many companies developing tools for this kind of thing. I know there are some that Apple and other companies have developed that can be controlled from an iPhone or iPad, and there is the old X10 spec. The real trick is in how to get everything networked so that you can do some real automation with it. The Raspberry Pi and Arduino look to be good platforms for hobbyists to get started playing with this, and they both have excellent user groups that will offer guidance.

  13. @Wow!
    It’s a fresh kind of post and while reading your post, truly, I started to live in future! 🙂 They are definitely going to make life easier.
    BTW, when machines start doing everything, what men will do then? Probably develop even more complex system to increase comfort to next level. Hahaaa…
    Nice post Enstine, it refreshed the mind.

    • Hahaha! I can see you already ahead of many of us 😉
      The world is becoming dangerous especially with most of the things done allowed in the hands of imperfect machines. The day there is a breakdown, imagine what happens 😉

  14. Hey Enstine,

    WOW! Those would be some tremendous achievement in the IOT.
    Internet is now not only limited for being social, this can also lessen the human efforts and
    could now being used for betterment in the life style and comfort ability.

    I am definitely looking forward to apply these in my own daily needs.

    But the bad think is i am a newbie lot of things need to be done (I talking about study and research!)

    Anyhow Good read!


  15. Hello Enstine Muki,

    WOW! Those would be some tremendous achievement in the IOT.
    Internet is now not only limited for being social, this can also lessen the human efforts and
    could now being used for betterment in the life style and comfort ability.

    I am definitely looking forward to apply these in my own daily needs.

    Thank you for sharing such a knowledgeable post among us.
    Shantanu sinha

  16. Good day Enstine. You are at it again, adding value to the internet and netpreneurs alike. You have just handed us an emerging niche which will surely get bigger by the day. As you rightly pointed out any thing bordering on security of life and property is in demand and will ever remain so.

    Unfortunately however, apart from the ccTV, which is manually operated, I use no IoT App. at the moment. But this is surely a turf I hope to explore as the year coasts to a close.

    Thank you so much for this helpful post.

  17. hey muki, this looks great, got sticked to you website since a week, and this is something which is in our hands that we can do, thanks for this helpful post

  18. Hi Entine,

    Amazing tips to lean from but I will try these out. Thank you so much.

    P.S. If possible that you can please drop a comment at my new blog post that’d be great.


  19. Well, Enstine Muki, Basically, I am Student of Software Engineering and me, visiting different websites and get ideas about Web Application or Desktop Application. Thank’s for shared helpful post, I like It.

  20. Hi Enstine,
    I heard about IoT some months back but never really paid attention to it. I now see more clearly what it is and how I can get involved.

    I think I like the idea of doing some app that can sell, maybe some camera control application?

    Time to think and come up with an idea. Thanks for sharing this Enstine 😉


    • Hi Matt,
      I think this is some excellent tech improvement we have to pay attention to.
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping a comment though. I look forward to hearing more from you about how and what you decide on.

      Do have a wonderful week

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