How software changed the way we use mobile devices

March 1, 2015
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How software changed the way we use mobile devices

Software has drastically changed the way we use mobile devices. In fact, when mobile cell phones first came out, all they could do was make phone calls. Slowly, new features came out, such as the ability to send and receive text messages. From there, the capability of taking a picture and then even sending the picture became standard for cell phones. Some PDAs provided easy email reception and sending options, but from there, the services really stagnated for a few years. Even when the original iPhone came out, the device didn’t do anything truly new. It was beautiful to look at and the best put together phone at the time, but in terms of services, touch screens were already out, sending and receiving emails, recording video and everything else the iPhone could do had already been done, just not combined in the particular manor. However, with the release of smartphones came the idea of actual mobile applications that could function independently of the device. Many of these programs on the phone are exceptional and have really altered the way we use our mobile devices.

Mobile Payment

Mobile payment software works with an NFC chip that is inserted into the smart phone. Now, it has been around for some time now. While the latest iPhone 6 now features these features, other Android devices have been offering mobile payments for several years prior, and even in Japan, this service has been around for almost a decade. The software though, when teamed up with the NFC chip, now completely turns a mobile phone into a wallet. This is something that truly is great and is something that alters the way we use mobile devices.

Mobile Dating

While it might sound funny, you now have the ability to directly meet someone new through the help of your cell phone. You no longer need to worry about going out to a bar or some odd meet and greet because of it. Now, instead, all you need to do is simply log onto your phone and you can see who else is around you. This is something that has never been done before and it really brings the world close together.

GPS

This is another feature that has been around in other forms, but now you don’t need to go out and spend a few hundred extra dollars for GPS. You just need to turn on your phone.