Smart Apps


App-based technology that utilizes sensors often to gather and analyze data. In contrast with smartphones — mobile phones with computer functions and internet connectivity — smart apps are associated with smart devices and the Internet of Things. These apps often include AI functions. A type of smart app known as an “intelligent app” is always powered with machine learning or AI capabilities.

What is an example of a smart app?

IPhone “Find My” app, which shows you the locations of people connected to you or the location of items connected to AirTags, is a popular smart app.

Some smart apps are custom-made for the needs of an organization. For example, a company might aggregate data from sensors in place at the soap dispenser to alert staff when the dispenser needs refilling.

What does a smart app do?

A smart app offers tracking capabilities and features like data gathering and data synthesis.

Are smart apps secure?

They can be. Smart apps are not innately immune from cybersecurity threats, which is why it is crucial to develop smart apps with rigorous security and safety features.

Can smart apps be integrated with other devices and services?

Smart apps can be integrated broadly within an Internet of Things framework, which is why this technology has grown increasingly popular.