Today 87% of a user’s time is spent on a mobile app
Mobile Technology has surpassed Desktop Technology long ago. It’s only getting more profound
What is Mobile Technology?
Mobile technology is a technology that goes where the user goes. It consists of portable two-way communications devices, computing devices and the networking technology that connects them. Currently, mobile technology is typified by internet-enabled devices like smartphones, tablets and watches.
Why adopt Mobile Technology?
Mobile Technology leads to higher efficiency and productivity of staff. There is also higher quality and flexibility of service you offer your customers.
It enables the acceptance of payments wirelessly. There is an increased ability to communicate in and out of the workplace. There is greater access to modern apps and services.
The networking capabilities of any business can be improved.
Impact of Digital on Mobile Technology
Mobile Technology is the bedrock of mobile-based digital transformation. The impact of digitalization on this technology will see it bolster in reach, adaptability, and scalability.
We are living in the era of gadgets and smartphones, and communication has never been so easy; with social media we’re always connected to our friends and millions of other people, no matter where we are. All we need is a smartphone with internet connection.
Besides communication, we have available a vast variety of apps that can make our daily life a lot easier. With only our mobile devices we can read books, listen to music, take pictures, watch videos, play games, create and edit documents, and much more.
Mobile gadgets have gotten smaller, more powerful, and very useful. They are everywhere and play increasingly greater roles in the lives of most everyone.
It’s worth taking a break from our obsession with how thin, light, and adaptable the hardware of mobile gadgets might be. While wondering what the next great phone or tablet may be is fun, it’s not everything. What is important is how profoundly it’s improving our lives, and the major roles these gadgets are assuming.
Without mobile devices and the technology behind them, participation in social networking would never have grown as much as it has. Sharing seemingly trivial information like where we are, what we are doing, and what that looks like significantly impacts our relationships with friends and loved ones.
Digitization has given Mobile technology a voice to those otherwise cut off from the world during cataclysmic events. That voice can reach out for help when local tragedy strikes, and for the first time these people are not alone. They can share their plight using mobile communication through text, voice, and, most importantly, images, and bring about real change.
We have more information in our hand than at any time in history. It has become second nature to quickly look up helpful resources for whatever activity we need to do. Our gadgets can even anticipate what information we need and present it to us when it is most useful.
Healthcare is an area that has embraced mobile technology digitization, and while it’s still in the infancy of adoption of this technology, it is already making profound improvements for many.
Healthcare providers can review home medical tests from anywhere and make crucial changes to the patient’s care. Medical staff members can receive pacemaker tests remotely using a phone and change the programming of the device to address changes in the patient’s condition. Doctors can see intricate diagnostic images on phones and find conditions that need immediate treatment, all while the patient is comfortable at home.
Blind individuals can use smartphones to not only improve their lives but also help achieve an incredible level of independence. Not only do these phones speak to the blind so they know what is displayed on the screen, they have software that can safely guide them out in busy cities.
Digitization in Mobile technology can help the blind pick out clothes for the day that match. The technology on smartphones can scan change received from a purchase and tell them how much was given
Know Your Mobile Technology – A Quick Guide
Mobile Technology not just focuses on developing strong apps but also drives a digital process and invariably cuts down on store cost and increases profitability.
PDA – Personal digital assistant is a term for a small, mobile, handheld device that provides computing and information storage and retrieval capabilities for personal or business use, often for keeping schedules, calendars and address book information handy.
Wearable computer – A wearable computer is any small technological device capable of storing and processing data that can be worn on the body. Wearable computers are designed for accessibility and convenience, as well as improvements to workplaces by making information quickly and readily available to the wearer.
Barcode reader – It is an optical scanner that can read printed barcodes, decode the data contained in the barcode and send the data to a computer.
Smartphone – It’s a mobile phone that includes advanced functionality beyond making phone calls and sending text messages. Most smartphones have the capability to display photos, play videos, check and send email, and surf the Web.
Use Cases for Mobile Technology Digitalization
Use Case 1 – Mobile Tech Hardware
While there have been reports that the next iPhone might be designed as a retro-style flipper-phone and there is support for a movement towards other vintage-inspired tech, for most people the future of mobile technology is focused on wearables. Many suggest that devices for communication and other mobile functions might not be phones at all.
The latest generation of smartwatches are all untethered, and perform more functions than before. Headsets have already gone wireless, and may soon be untethered too. Soft contact lenses rather than head-mounted gear are also not beyond the realm of imagination.
Several concept phones such as the Motorola Piccolo and Kyocera’s EOS folding phone have been developed by creative designers, stretching the boundaries of what a smartphone can physically be. Features of concept phones include wrist-worn hologram projectors, fully functional wrist cuffs and phones that are flexible enough to be folded or crumpled.
The idea that a hologram or a malleable phone could be expanded or contracted to suit whatever an individual is doing is an elegant next step, and simpler hardware enhancements are already a reality. For example, Sony has developed a lens that enables users to take advantage of the digital cameras on smartphones on a whole new level.
Use Case 2 – Mobile Tech & IoT
Possibly the most striking factor about the development of mobile technology is how much more it will blend in with our daily lives. A good example of this is the Internet of Things (IoT), a term used to describe a network of devices that have electronic functions and are connected to the Internet.
Mobile technology and networks have developed to the point where the Internet of Things is about to go mainstream, and interacting with it from your personal device is a big part of that.
You can check whether or not you have milk in the refrigerator or change the route of your self-driving car, as the lines between the physical and tech worlds continue to blur.
Use Case 3 – Mobile Tech and AR/VR
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are also expected to come into their own with mobile technology. Games such as Pokémon Go have already given some idea of how enjoyable Augmented Reality can be.
Virtual Reality could immerse students in whatever scenarios they are learning about or allow a doctor to view and perform surgery remotely. Augmented Reality could allow students to learn more about whatever object or specimen they focused their device’s camera on, or could show alternate outcomes to something like floods or fire.
With Augmented Reality, for example, not only would you be able to learn more about a painting by focusing on it; you’d be able to learn what businesses operated out of an office block by doing the same.
Use Case 4 – Mobile Tech and Enhanced Lifestyle
All of the present and future capabilities of mobile devices can also, of course, be performed by desktop machines.
However, as modern technology makes mobile options as powerful as desktop and laptop ones, it seems likely that most people will choose the former.
The digitization of mobile technology simply fits better into the daily life of the future more than online technology ever could.
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