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Smart phone applications bite sized…

I call the smaller versions of applications on Cell phones and tablets bite-sized applications. We know, when we download one, that we will not have the same functionality in the mobile app that we have in the full form. Ergo the bite-sized concept. The other thing that the cellular market has created is the concept of Freemium. Freemium means you don’t pay for the application, but if you wish to add additional functionality, you have to make in-app purchases. Both google play store and the iTunes store warn you about free applications that have other services that you have to pay for (there are in-app purchases available with this download).

The intent of this, however, is to consider the reality of bite-sized applications. I use Open Office, and Microsoft Office on my PC. I use Dragon naturally speaking on my PC as well. I do have the dragon mobile application, and I do use that from time to time. What I have learned is that the bite-sized version is good, but it is limited by the quality and location of the microphone. What I have found lately is the following. If I am recording a meeting to get notes, it is better to use a sound voice recorder, or a good gain Microphone to record the event. Then place it into Dragon on the PC to convert it to text. That gets me to about a 98% conversion rate (voice to text).

The bite-sized app is better for short burst recording (30 seconds or less) but great for jotting notes you want to send to someone else. Now other bite-sized applications work as well on the mobile device as the desktop. The easy button is either Apple Maps or Google Maps in terms of functionality. One of the things you can do with google maps is found a location on your PC and send it to the plan on your phone. It is easier for me to type on the keyboard of my computer than it is to type on the smartphone. Another class of applications that works well is any application that is a display based application like TV Apps, Netflix/Hulu/Amazon, and weather applications.

The world of bite-sized applications is changing how people use their computers, smartphone, and tablet.

  • Question of

    Have you noticed the lower functionality of apps on your smart phone?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you use applications beyond GPS on your smart phone?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. When it comes to running & cycling I use different apps throughout the year, but never do I add them all on my phone at the same time because of space. Right now I am currently using the under armor app but later in the year I will change to strava app; both are great applications when it comes to connecting with other fitness enthusiasts and the GPS. I typically stay away from the cheaper applications when it comes to fitness because the GPS sucks

  2. Q: HAVE YOU NOTICED THE LOWER FUNCTIONALITY OF APPS ON YOUR SMART PHONE?
    Yes (4 votes) – 67%
    No (2 votes) – 33%
    Q: DO YOU USE APPLICATIONS BEYOND GPS ON YOUR SMART PHONE?
    Yes (4 votes) – 67%
    No (2 votes) – 33%

  3. It is true mobile apps are limited specially office. They offer basic functions but they come in handy when it’s not possible to be on computer.
    I also use heart rate monitor because of my heart’s rhythm which fluctuates, suffering from angina.

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