Overloaded on Apps
On a recent trip to Mexico, my husband continually whipped out his phone to check the weather, e-mail, flight times, airport check-in times, and so forth, all through handy phone applications. One click and the information was at his fingertips. More and more companies and businesses are offering Apps for smartphones that enable people to utilize their services in a fast, easy way. If it’s not quick, it’s not worth using, or at least that’s the mentality of people nowadays.
This is the age we live in—instant gratification. Every company has an App, and now there are Apps that people create to cover all bases at once, not just one particular business. A new one I read about is LodgeNet Mobile’s newest application called mCheckout. This allows hotel guests to check out of their hotel rooms from any location through their phones. Receipts can automatically be sent to guests through e-mail upon completing the mobile checkout process.
Will there be a time when you have so many Apps that your phone won’t work? I’m betting there are no worries there…the phones will become larger and larger and more technologically advanced. Remember those first mobile phones? Think back to Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell and his giant box phone. Are we heading toward those phones just to hold more and more easy-to-use Apps? Anyone with me when I say it’s okay to spend those few precious minutes looking things up online the old-fashioned way instead of relying on a million Apps? (cricket cricket) Anyone?