I have always wanted to be an Entrepreneur. A bit like this guy:
For those of you who can’t watch the video, this guy is a 12 year old app developer. Quite remarkable that he asked for a developer kit for a present instead of a typical 12-year old’s choice of video games. That said, a wise choice given the makers of Angry Birds make over $1,000,000 per month in advertising revenue from the free version of angry birds! What an amazing business model!
How I use my Smart Phone
It is quite remarkable what you can do on a smart phone these days. Here are some of the things that I do with mine:
- Text message (SMS)
- Email – I respond to almost all potential SavvyScot advertisers and all personal email
- Skype / Facetime
- To store PINs / membership details / insurance policies – obviously through a secure app
- Mobile internet browsing – anything from reading blogs to googling on the move
- As a mobile camera
- For Social Media – Personal and Savvyscot – Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIN, Google +
- Music (Spotify) and Podcasts
- Calendaring – My life is organised through this calendar (also synced to my macbook)
- Games – Not a huge gamer, but occasionally Angry Birds or Bad Piggies
- Managing Paypal
- News apps – BBC, Yahoo, Bloomberg etc.
- Shopping – eBay, Amazon etc.
Oh yeah and I occasionally use it for calling people! A few weeks back I even played a live game of the World Series of Poker on my phone! Gone are the days of needing a computer to perform these daily tasks. If it wasn’t for this blog, I would actually hardly use my laptop. What does this mean for the future of computing? Will smartphones become so powerful that they will completely replace conventional laptops?
I read that Microsoft are working on an application to translate language on the fly. In the future, we might well be able to talk to anyone without having to learn a word of another language. Generations will look back at us and find it funny that we once had to learn things word by word, for ourselves.
The future is unknown and the future is actually quite scary. Our generation have made progress over the last 15 years that has literally transformed how the world works. This is only the beginning.
What do you use your phone for? Does the future excite you or scare you? What is the one thing you wish your phone could do?