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Continuing the smartphone conversation…

I know over time that things change. As someone in the technology world, things sometimes change faster than we realize. Several things have continued to evolve over the past few years that impact all of us. In 2002, if you have a smartphone, you didn’t have GPS. You had a camera, but you would take or share pictures other than possible, capturing a whiteboard for later reuse. The applications back in 2002 cost 19 to 25 dollars per application. The concept of free applications came from the company that made the phones or the software (PocketPC) maker. All of that changed in 2007 with the introduction of the Apple iPhone.The iPhone changed everything in two ways. The first thing was it went away from the then conventional wisdom that you had to have a stylus to use a smartphone. The PocketPC phone had a stylus with it. You could use your fingers, but the precision of the touch interface was, well, it was precise. If you used fingers only and didn’t use the Stylus, you probably spent more time.  That 2007 release of the iPhone changed that completely. I have always thought it was interesting that Apple created the iPad and the iPhone as touch compute systems, but to date, they have not released a Macintosh computer with a built-in touch screen. You can add a touch screen to a Macintosh, but it isn’t built into the system.

From there, we’ve seen several evolutions. The first is that your cellular phone, if it is a smartphone, actually uses smaller applications. What we do on a PC, we normally do not do on an iPad, iPhone, or Android device. We use smaller versions of applications. That evolution is interesting. What is coming next is interesting. Both iOS (Apple) and Andoird (Google) have improved the cameras, but only Android has a 5g capable phone today. (Motorola and Samsung) GPS III, a new set of GPS satellites, increased the location ability of GPS systems on your phone. The difference for the new GPS is that directions are now plus or minus 1 foot, Previously that was 12 feet. Twelve feet is a lot if you think about directions.

Applications today average between 1 dollar and 2 dollars apiece. The reality of freemium now exists. Freemium means you have a free application, but if you want advanced features, you have to use In-App purchases to upgrade the application.

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    Do you ever stop and look back at the way things were?

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    sometimes things move far too fast yea?

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    i really thank you for all your comments and thoughts! you rock, right?

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