The internet of things or IoT is influencing our lifestyle from the way we interact and behave. Everything around you from air conditioners that you can control with your Smartphone to smart cars that are providing the fastest route with the help of GPS or smartwatch on your wrist, which is tracking your daily activities.
IoT is a giant network with connected devices. All these devices gather and share data information about how they are being used and the environment in which they are being operated. All this is done using sensors. They install these sensors in every physical device that we use in our day-to-day life. It can be your mobile phone, electrical appliances, traffic lights, and almost everything that you come across in day-to-day life. These sensors continuously share data about the current working state of the devices, but again the important question is how do they share and connect this vast amount of data, and how do we put this data to our benefit.
IoT helps to provide a common platform for all the devices to dump their data and also provides a common language for all the devices to communicate with each other. They emit data from various sensors and then send to various platform securities. IoT platform integrates the collected data from various sources. And finally, the result is shared with other devices for a better user experience.
IoT is changing the way of the gaming industry
Remember the time when we used to play snake bit in our Nokia 1100, playing Mario with your best friend in the living room, creating records in ping pong. Now look around you, the gaming has completely changed. The gaming has become a separate industry, and it has also changed the way we look to future. The major development that has taken gaming industry to a completely new level is Internet of Things (IoT). By combing IoT and gaming with augmented reality, we can make the gamer to feel as if they are personally inserted into the game narrative.
One of the best examples of IoT is “Pokemon GO”. By combining both AR and IoT technology, the game became one of the popular games of all time. The Pokemon GO became successful because the player experiences the mix of augmented reality and IoT. Mobile games and IOT, combined with virtual reality and augmented reality also, help to feel as if it connects them in the narrative of a game and providing an even deeper connection to the player and it helps to enjoy the game.
Gaming operators already depend on analytics to track player engagement and keep them engaged. This requires a lot of decision-making and data processing. But with the help of IoT and online gaming, much of this procedure will become automated.
So, How Iot is working in Gaming
You can connect your gaming device like mobile, laptop, tablet, PC with your friend’s gaming platform with the help of IoT and can play a game with him at any place at any time. All this is possible because the device contains a chips and sensors that are used to connect to other device with internet. The sensors and chips collect the date and transfer it to the server via a secure gateway. After this the collected data is being analyzed and this helps the developers and manufacturers to keep tracking your online gaming activities. This is done to improve the gaming experience.
The online casino games are all-time favorite and most loved. It is an outstanding example of IoT in gaming.
Mobile gaming and IoT
Nowadays all the Smartphone’s have hardware and software like haptic touch, accelerometers, gyroscope, heart rate monitors and cameras that collectively gather data on user experience. This information helps to understand how the customer is behaving while playing the online games. The mobile devices can analyse the customer satisfaction during the game without affecting customers’ privacy.
All the biggest games right now are made for powerful consoles (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, etc) and personal computers. But which is the gaming platform that has taken almost half of the global market? The answer is a mobile phone, and if it surprises you, let me explain why it should not be overlooked.
The mobile gaming industry has incredible growth during the last few years. The pace of evolution has increased so much that it is 2019 almost 2.4 billion people were using mobile game platform. So, to handle this much crowd mobile gaming requires new technological approaches, and IOT suits perfectly.
There are many games in the market like halo, forza which uses the IoT. The IoT and gaming have made learning a lot easier for students. Those students who get bored while studying IoT helps to improve this by adding some fun and animations in studying, hence helping the students to study. Apps like Duolingo uses the gamification to makes the learning very interactive and fun.
Another reason for increasing popularity of mobile gaming is that it makes gaming more accessible to every age group also makes accessible all types of people. The gaming console, top end PCs, can be expensive for many and even considered as luxury item. But the growing economy and technology has made mobiles very cheap and affordable. Hence making them the best platform to play online games. However the smartphones also come at different prize point but still it has allowed most of them to connect with the server and play game at different settings.
One of the major benefits of connecting gaming with IoT is that it has allowed us to experiment with new possibilities to interact with user. For example, health and fitness apps experiments new ways to connect IoT . Game like Zombie run, which connects your fitness band with the mobile device and make the user feel like zombies are outrunning them and fitting them to save their world.
Today we use smart appliances, smart cars, smart homes, smart cities where IoT is redefining our lifestyle and transforming the way we interact with technologies. The future of the IoT industry is unstoppable. Business insider intelligence reported in 2020, which says that 24 billion IoT devices have been installed till 2020 and ITC also predicts that IoT revenue have reached around $357 billion in 2019. Hence, resulting in a lot of job opportunities in the industry.
At the end of the day we can just say that if we use this technology smartly and correctly, the IoT can become the place for all different types of people to share together. We can connect to globe easily just by pressing a button and share the same platform. We should take full advantage of this platform and move towards more development.Today we use smart appliances, smart cars, smart homes, smart cities where IoT is redefining our lifestyle and transforming the way we interact with technologies. The future of the IoT industry is unstoppable. Business insider intelligence reported in 2020, which says that 24 billion IoT devices have been installed till 2020 and ITC also predicts that IoT revenue have reached around $357 billion in 2019. Hence, resulting in a lot of job opportunities in the industry.
At the end of the day we can just say that if we use this technology smartly and correctly, the IoT can become the place for all different types of people to share together. We can connect to globe easily just by pressing a button and share the same platform. We should take full advantage of this platform and move towards more development.