Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ease of Use

I was thinking lately about the evolution of the relationship between persons and  desktops and from there to notebooks and now into a new world of tablets and smartphones.  Its amazing how human beings can be adapted to any situation in order to be more productive, competitive or whatever facilitates their lives.

Many factors are contribuiting that the world of desktops and laptops and even netbooks would be part of the history. One key point is the term "ease of use" (EOU). One of the big improvements of smartphone and tablets is the ease of use of doing everything from taking a pic to write an email to connect to internet with just a click or tab. This is based on a EOU approach. A person without any knowledge of computers can do all things without any problem and even more without knowing what is happening from behind.

I would like to put and example on that, if i would like to upload a pic into my facebook account using my laptop or dektop, first i have to take the pic then downloaded into the computer, put it into an especific file folder then go to facebook, check the pic upload option, then look for the pics folder, fin de pic and finally click on upload.  All these can take minutes of my precious time. In other hand with a smart phone or table just take the pic and then go straight to my facebook account, where is phissically the pic ? I really dont care. Objective accomplished.

One conclusion about all these is that software industry needs to face these facts thinking about the final user. Users dont care about proceessing power or storage capacity the only things is the device can do what they want. If a new business models dont consider these facts they will be part of history.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Supermarket of The Future III

I found a new foresee from a company called Comarch. Its interesting the visualization of self service combined with Software as a Service (SAAS) and Platform as a Service (PAAS) concepts. Posibble? Really is.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Future of Screen Technology

Screen technology surprise us every year with new developments. From our big screens monitors till a flat screen size of a sheet. What else? Watch the following video

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Record Your Life

How amazing would be to record all the singles sights you have in your life. is it possible? Yes it is . Imagine you can set a camera device somwewhere in your forefront. This can be connected through a 3G network to a central server that host the all information that can be later on played and watched. Your life would be like a movie that can be edited and see it any time you want maybe shared over your social network.. A Real Truman show? 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Reasons not to be a Social Networker

Here is an interesting post regarding social networks. Can we still be cool without social networks? Six Reasons Why I’m Not On Facebook

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

To Tweet Or not To Tweet?

I am reading the last report on Twitter usage with very interesting findings. Besides the explosive growth of social networks headed by facebook, Its interesting the awareness that twitter have in 2010 (87%) compared to 2009 (26%). This make me think about the future of communication through social networks. Even though for the time being facebook is leading the social network market, the huge growth of smartphones can make us think in a different picture.

If mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide by 2013 (Gartner) and 63% of twitter user access networking services via mobile phone against 34% of social networks users (Edison Research). Doing simple maths Twitter will be heading social network environment in the coming future. Get use to communicate in 140 character or less.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Smartphones. Are we smart enough?

It's amazing how the evolution of smartphones is changing the Internet and technology environment. According to Gartner, by 2013 internet connections through smartphones will overtake the ones make over Pc's and notebooks. Additionally, the penetration rate of these devices is 8 times faster than the penetration rate of the Pc's 10 years ago.

Are we prepared to change our big screens and do everything into 2 inches screen? Kind of difficult, isn't it? What I foresee regarding to this issue, is that smartphones will replace all processing power of current devices; however we will still need a place to do our job. A dumb terminal, a screen, a projector, many possibilities. But the fact is that the processing power and even the internet connection can be managed by such a small device. Are we smart enough?

So, we are now focusing into processing power and so all these predictions have a competitor "Cloud computing”. This will concentrate processing power into a central connection and all devices (including smart phones) will use it from the central power. This is actually very possible, however it will depend who will chase the rabbit first. For the time being I think phones are winning.