- 1/30/2015 10:56:49 AM
Jim/Phoenix, I also have stopped turning on location services and automatic updates though I have a fair amount of apps some I use regularly some of them my daughter uses. I am still amazed that games need constant updates and they drain your batteries without much effort. Long term I am certain apps will evolve but right now there is a huge issue with the way they function in five years I expect they will all be cloud based and save us all the pain. That coupled with better battery life should increase our productivity and our batery downtime.
- 1/29/2015 6:19:55 PM
@Maryam I have actually deleted most of the applications I had. I only have the ones I really need. There was a time where I downloaded all the new applications that interested me and ended up having to charge my phone all the time. Now after deleting most of the unwanted ones battery life has drastically improved. Switching off location based services also helped.
- 1/29/2015 3:16:23 PM
I like the idea of making apps cloud resident with just a barebones "start" function on the phone. That would help with the storage problem. My bigger concern with a lot of these apps is in terms of battery life. Many require location services to be turned on, and provide no benefit 90% of the time. Instead, we're doing two things: Wearing down batteries with constant location updates, and 2) Building up one heck of a database for someone about our travels.
- 1/29/2015 2:17:43 PM
Yes and so many people don't realize that apps are the culprit in draining their batteries. So many apps need updates regularly and they run behind the scenes draining battery and tablet power. I now walks around with several charging devices in my purse!
- 1/29/2015 3:20:56 AM
@Maryam That is a good idea. Battery life and storage is a big issue when it comes to mobile devices. Specially battery life. If you are actually on a long distance trip where you need this information of the services available at the next exit, and you haven't got a car charger you are in trouble.
- 1/28/2015 12:41:01 PM
Phoenix I think that mobile apps need to be cloud resident and not require a download to your device.That would address the issue of storage and security. It would also help battery life since we wouldn't get all the passive app updates that drain our batteries.
- 1/28/2015 10:19:20 AM
@Jim Neither have I. It would be really nice to have an application like that. There are so many different company specific applications that now I have stopped downloading them. There is simply no space to store all of that. I wonder when such an integrated application would get developed. Do you know of any that are currently developed?
- 1/27/2015 3:37:31 PM
Jim exactly . That will make websites best designed for their users and their needs . I've seen so many mobile websites that just ported all the data from the traditional website but really most mobile users are only using a fraction of the complete website . This makes the mobile experience cumbersome and frustrating . Understanding what each site is used for and when, will make mobile and traditional website better for all users .
- 1/27/2015 2:32:37 PM
@Maryam. I guess I look at the question of whether a website user is on mobile or stationary as kind of a baseline. The real value would be in knowing what they are doing and, better, why they are doing it, regardless of where they are.
- 1/27/2015 2:30:32 PM
@Seth. I think retailers are missing an opportunity (one that they expect to take advantage of at some point) when it comes to in-store messaging. If you take an item off the shelf, wouldn't it make sense to have a small sign or text box on the shelf tell you that you can find a related item that would go well with it two aisles over?