HOW SMARTPHONES CHANGED OUR LIVES
Smartphones are a real need nowadays, we cannot live without them.
Smartphones have really changed our lives... but how?
It’s a fact that technology is really important nowadays. What’s more: technology is essential for our lifestyle. Everyone knows that... that’s why I’ll not focus on this, but on mobility technology.
A few years ago, a mobile phone was just a device used to make exactly what it was meant to do: phone calls. However, time has gone by, and now most of us have a smartphone. Well, said this way, it sounds just like the next logical step but... what if I tell you that your smartphone is more powerful than most old computers?
I remember when I connected to the Internet for the first time. I used a 48Kbps modem. It just took ages to connect and, once connected, if I received a phone call, the connection would just be dropped. After a while, I bought a 56Kbps modem.. wow! That made a noticeable difference! But... once again... what if I told you that 4G mobile networks connect to the Internet at 1,000.000Kbps?
But that's not all! Smartphones are equipped with GPS, accelerometer, compass, cameras, light sensors, proximity sensors, NFC technology, gyroscope....
We cannot live without them. It's said that the 95% of us are no more than 2m away from our cell phones. This means that we can answer calls, read messages, check mail, etc. anytime, anywhere. Smartphones are no longer simple mobile phones nowadays. Let's say that these devices are small computers that we carry wherever we go. This fact allows service providers to interact and keep in touch with their customers, by sending them Push Notifications for instance.
I personally think that smartphones should not just be seen as mobile devices, but as a great way to improve the way you connect with your customers. Getting the right APP will maximize your business, and help you reach more public. Why being only in the web, while you can be mobile?
The only limit is your imagination... so... let's imagine, and keep moving!
Keywords: mobile development, smartphone apps, development, smartphones
Arnau Roca, CEO