Smartphones have given us one great thing — apps. You’re probably taking it for granted today, but the truth is apps have changed the way we interact with each other. We are now better informed and more connected than ever before. Apps have become an integral part of our lives; so much that some companies even have their own in-house iOS mobile app development team.
Beyond being a software for your smartphone, apps have brought many benefits. Here are some ways they have benefited our lives:
Prior to apps, if you wanted to get in touch with anyone, it was either through calls or SMS. All those options would cost a lot of money, but not anymore. With apps like Skype and Whatsapp, you can now make calls or send a message to anyone any time no matter where they are. No longer is that person out of reach because of the high cost of calling. As long as you’re using the same app, you can now speak to anyone in the comfort of your preferred time and location.
Immediate access to more information
Information access used to be so old-school. Imagine rewriting or printing all the information you need, or opening your computer to view a file. Today, you can take that information wherever you go and keep them in your pocket.
With browsers as an app, searching for information is only a click away. In fact, even news sites have their own as well. Compared to finding a book and its page for information, search engine results are almost instantaneous and — let’s admit it — numerous. Finding the right information used to take hours, but it can now be done in seconds.
Makes the world smaller
When was the last time you stopped to ask for direction? If you can’t remember, you can thank apps for that. With map and GPS-based apps like Waze and Google Maps, you no longer need to wonder how to get to a destination. Or worse, getting lost on the way there.
Apps, thanks to mobile computing technology, have changed the way we interact on a daily basis. With its opportunities on our hands, we certainly are better for it.