In the US alone nearly two third of people own a smartphone, 19% rely on mobile technology to get online and 7% don’t have any other form of Internet access. These figures are only set to increase as we become more reliant on having connectivity 24/7, wherever we are. As mobile use continues to grow so does the way we interact with our devices. The Internet of Things is upon us and we are becoming more immersed in a digital world.
We’re going to take a look at how wearables and smart homes are set to become more a part of our lives, and how Apple Pay has completely revolutionized the way we pay for things. But not everything about the way we use our mobile devices is about the future. Some of the technology also gives a nod to the past.
Mobile reflecting the past in the future
You may be wondering what we mean by mobile devices giving a nod to the past. The thing is that we can use our mobile devices to do a lot of the things that we used to so offline. One such activity is reading. Of course, many people still read content offline, but online content is becoming more and more popular, and it’s easy to share with others.
The use of flipbook technology means that it’s now possible to create content that can be read by turning each page just as you do when reading a book. Of course a flipbook has the advantage of providing links straight to other online content. Check out your Nr.1 Flipbook Info Resource for more details of what flipbooks are all about.
Paying your way
2015 is the year of Apple Pay according to Tim Cook. The payment solution certainly has made big strides since its launch in October 2014. It now supports payment with card types that cover 90% of purchases made in the US. This means that people can pay with their iPhone in both neighborhood stores and at large retailers. It’s a secure way of paying for goods that is certainly helping to revolutionize the way we interact with our mobile devices.
The growth of the Internet of Things
We hear the term all the time but how much do we actually know about the Internet of Things; the way the Internet can more and more be used to run our lives. Currently awareness levels amongst the general public are one of the major restrictions on the growth of Internet of Things.
People are learning though and mobile devices are set to feature large in our connected future. Our mobile devices will link to our other smart devices, such as the increasingly popular wearables. More and more people with have smart homes; with features they can operate using their smart phone.
If you’re thinking this is all a long way off; it’s actually already here. Yes, there are plenty more developments to be made but interaction with mobile devices will more and more become a vital part of everyday life.