Thursday, November 18, 2010
iPhones (more specifically, apps)
I'm doing my new media presentation on the soaring popularity of iPhones, and "Smart phones" in general. Over the past few years, every viable phone company has released phones with internet capability, and the possibilities have only expanded from there. With the presence of Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and other social networking sites, phone technology has incorporated these with "apps". Apple's iPhone popularized them, but now almost every phone, like the Motorola Droid and the HTC Incredible, has thousands of apps for users to choose from. The aspect I'm touching on in this blog entry is the accessibility of the apps, and how the technology has developed from being an Apple elitist type of club to being open to everyone. Anyone with the programming skills can develop an app and submit it for review. Many of the most popular iPhone apps were developed by people outside of Apple. I think the more popular apps become, the more people will want to get involved and create their own. I theorize that there will be classes integrated into nearly every college (and possibly high school), teaching students how to do basic programming for such applications. The iPhone has made technology like this accessible to so many people, and more importantly, with the user-friendly Apple interface, a once daunting technology now seems fun and simplistic. I think the sky is the limit when it comes to app development, although I guess only time will tell!
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