In this presumably highly anticipated series finale, we will try to do a grey matter gymnastic, with depicting and/or predicting the future of mobile technology, app making software and similar industry related subjects. Instead of using diachronic flashbacks – we will focus our attention towardwhat the next generation will be proud to mention in their memoirs.
We’re not obliged to read Arthur Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in order to feel the future – the same is right at our doorsteps, just around the urban corner. See, mobile software is rapidly consuming the crowds – in turn, demands are getting bigger and manufacturers arehavinghard times delivering the goods. But, putting that aside, and we’re witnessing an innovation in a field which literally took up the whole free space on a global scale –parking. Experts (mobile developers) are working on simplifying the parking drama, in hope that driving around in circles and other “road rage” problems will become a thing of the past. For example, Boston’s Transportation Department took steps toward developing a parking app which will allow users conducting a direct payment from their smartphones; from a simple “kindled campfire”, the whole thing ignited everywhere – Illinois, Miami Beach, Chicago and the leading ones as follows: San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington and Portland. Also, this coincides with the fact that people started moving back to urban environments – bringing their vehicles along. But, not just space – usage of app making software for vehicle parking also reduces the carbon emission, which is logical, given the less time needed for one to find a “resting” spot. Legal consequences somewhat slow down the process implementation, with local governments threating to shut down third party parking app developers; nevertheless, the whole project brings a bright future, and a brighter sky as well.
Jumping to Facebook – not everyone is using it, but surely enough, everyone has heard about the 2005 phenomenon in one way or another. Now, a survey conducted on roughly 5.500 mobile app developers showed their ways of thinking about the subject in mind, i.e. the future of mobile applications. They argued that mobile applications will “take over” everything, starting from Facebook, ending with stickyrefrigerator notes. Namely, a new mobile application, made with free or otherwise app making software, could end up taking down the social media giant; the astonishing user number (estimated at one-billion) would not help either: Facebook stocks went down since its official wall-street launch and surprisingly, the business model doesn’t work quite as imagined. So, a presumption arises – maybe a small mobile app like Appsbar could end up destroying the “almighty” socializer.
Afterwards, developers claim that by 2015, apps will move on to televisions, the “infamous” Google Glass project and game consoles, enabling growth of 83.5, 67.1 and 71.2 percent accordingly. Before venturing into the unknown, almost 74% of the surveyed developers proclaimed hopes for cars of the future – controlled by what is known today as mobile applications.
Other visionaries exemplify today’s importance, or better to say – integration of mobile applications. Imagine one owns a restaurant: in order to be competitive, he must go mobile, either or, and the competition will take over its place in the capitalist surroundings – it’s just the way the global village functions, on its fundamental level. Staying competitive is a hard goal for one’s achievement, regardless if the business goes mobile or not. Of course, an option for going mobile will exist anytime, due to the ever-growing market of freelancers and developer companies ready to do the work.
As a conclusion to the series, we will quote a sentence as heard from Through the Wormhole:
“Mythology says that the gods envy our mortality. Our mortality is what makes life precious and something to be savored. Driven by the pressure of time to achieve greatness, it may be our mortality that gives us our humanity. But as long as we are mortal, we will never stop dreaming of life everlasting. That too, is what makes us human”.