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Mobile Platform Technologies - The Latest Craze

by Anuja Yadav on 18th October, 2012 at 2:10 PM CEST

Mobiles are the gizmos that have revolutionized the way we communicate. These are handheld devices that provide easy availability of services from voice to internet to gaming to other applications. Mobile enabled websites are becoming more and more common. The latest buzz is around hybrid mobile applications which provide cross platform technologies for application development. For e.g. Facebook Mobile.

The next time you hear of an Android or a Symbian, don’t be dazed. These are just latest offerings in a range of services for handsets that’s making news in the technology world. Android on your smartphone, Bada on Samsung, Blackberry on RIM, S40 on Nokia and iOS on iPhone are part of the range of Mobile operating platforms that are in vogue.

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In fact, Microsoft has also come up with its own version of Windows Phone for mobile devices. Technology has touched all aspects of our lives with features like voice recording, video recording, touch screen, camera, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi.

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Cloud Based Mobile Apps

Cloud based storage services like Google Drive have given a new dimension to the way internet functions. Instagram, Pinterest, Foursquare, Yelp, Groupon, LinkedIn – all are cloud based now. Click here to see the mobile storm in the cloud.

IBM Worklight

IBM Worklight is part of the IBM Mobile Foundation that helps provide application development for a wide variety of mobile devices and mobile app types.

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The suite provides all tools required to develop a fully functional mobile based application. Cloud integration is part of the services provided by IBM Worklight.

Technology with a humane side

Technology goes beyond the mundane tasks of our daily activities. It touches lives in all realms of existence. Greater mobile penetration will help provide accessibility to information. Mobile banking helps provide ways to better manage money. Here’s an example of how mobile banking can be effective.

Business opportunities are only a phone call or a click away, thanks to mobile phones. Microcredit organizations are lending credit to impoverished cell phone users who otherwise have no bank accounts in their name. Economist Philip Auerswald argues in his book The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy that mobile phones provide channels for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mobile technology is also being utilized to help monitor health. Mobile apps are being developed for hospitals and care providers.

Future of Mobile Technology

What is the future of mobile technology? With the 3G space being utilized and Bluetooth having taken over, what else do we foresee in the mobile market? With the new 4G technology making news, do we predict more of IP based devices? How far can we overcome the shortcomings in 4G?

Here’s a video on the new iPad announcement and the future of mobile devices.

Anuja, Writers Action Team #9

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KEDEI INAH

KEDEI INAH

I can never be suprised or imagine what the next technology in the mobile world would be. There will always be new and improved technologies

18th October, 2012 @ 9:43 PM CEST

Anuja Yadav

Anuja Yadav | Action team

agreed Kedei! Most importantly, we are moving towards blue tooth enabled devices all combined in one handset. The era is moving towards smarter, slicker handsets with many more technological advancements. Fingerprint recognition to your entire identity being stored on a mobile - technology is moving fast and so are the consumers.

21st October, 2012 @ 6:19 AM CEST

Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

I will take another point of view here. There is a very thought-provocative quote by Roland Barthes (well-known for those in the fields of the Humanities, especially Literary criticism) and it says: "The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning."
Sometimes these smart phones and new smart technologies make me feel a bit scared, when they are so much incorporated in our daily lives and in our reality. We need to be aware of this warp... not to end up in "futures made of virtual insanity".

Of course, do not take me mistaken, I like when you talk in your article about technology with a humane side. Everything that opens space for help, innovation and practical improvement is superb... I was just expanding the topic to a bit more philosophic level let's say.. :)

Cheers,
Stefan

22nd October, 2012 @ 1:59 PM CEST

Anuja Yadav

Anuja Yadav | Action team

New is not a dictum nor a mandate. New is symbolic of a forward looking phenomenon. Though Roland has my sympathies, I wonder what is more humiliating? - the willingness to continue in a perennial cycle of self abandonment in the world of esoteric viewpoints or the lack of courage to envision a world with a different point of view. I dare say meanings differ when we don a new hat and wear a new pair of shoes.

24th October, 2012 @ 10:51 AM CEST

Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

yes, I have your point... all along these new things are shaping a sort of refreshed personal/global identity. :)

29th October, 2012 @ 4:43 PM CEST

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