There’s no doubt that the use of smartphones has swept across the nation, not least the world. Chances are that if you’ve got a mobile phone, it’s a smartphone. But what impact has your smartphone had on your life?
This is arguably where the smartphone gets most of usage. With the development of apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram we have a social bubble of togetherness at our fingertips. Whether it’s updating a status, a cheeky re-tweet sending or an amorous ‘like’ of a cute photo, social communication is now in our pockets.
If someone’s using their phone and they’re not making a call, it’s most likely that they’re using social media.
If you have a smartphone, you can buy, view or learn anything instantly. How about a weekend beak in the south of Italy? A couple of clicks and a few debit card details later and the order hass been placed. After that little spending spree you might need a moment to take your mind off the money you’ve spent, that is to say if the 5,000 songs you’ve got planted into your phone become a little tiresome. Why not search for a five-minute clip of a monkey on rollerblades. It’s there, and probably in high definition too. Amusement is now available at any time of the day simply through the press of a button.
Smartphone’s have been equally adopted for business use also. For example, many short-term loan companies are investing in application software in order to cater for business use as well as individual customer use. In fact many businesses have been able to get business funding at www.wongaforbusiness.com.
Software application (apps) is in fact a fast moving market and companies are keen to ensure that customers (both business an individual) can connect to the company in an instant.
However many have argued that using a smartphone does have its disadvantages. Firstly, with the development of ever-impressive technology, the latest smartphones cost a lot. The most up to date Iphone may well set you back in excess of £500. This means you’re phone can become a liability with regards to security.
Consider now how much time you spend staring into your smartphone or mindlessly scrolling down a Facebook news feed instead of actually spending time and talking to friends and family. Has this constant connection actually pushed us away from each other? These days a chat between friends is more likely to be within a Facebook inbox group rather than around a coffee table or at lunch. The use of Skype and other video calling packages means people from two opposite sides of the world can feel as if they’re in the same room!
Whether you’re a fan of smartphones or not, it’s undeniable that they’re playing a massive roll in how we live our lives and how we spend our time. One thing is for sure – they’re not going away any time soon!