on their mobile devices, it’s that they’ll do anything on mobile if they have the need. Write long emails? Check. Manage complex sets of information? Check. And the list goes on. If people want to do it, they’ll do it on mobile - especially when it’s their only or most convenient option. —Luke Wroblewski lukew.com/ﬀ/entry.asp?1333 http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/emmacox/6095336904/
of what it borrows makes sense, but much of the borrowing is thoughtless, ‘ritual’, and often constrains the new medium. Over time, the new medium develops its own conventions, throwing oﬀ existing conventions that don’t make sense.” —John Allsopp, Dao of Web Design
tablets and phones.” “Some Apple devices, but not that much. Most of the smartphones are Samsung and HTC phones (no surprise here), but also a *lot* of feature phones and not-that-smart-phones (old smart phones). ”
desktop and thus will be performed there. I'm talking anything from researching your next car purchase to learning about a new medical condition (and its associated pharmaceuticals) to managing your investment portfolio. Yes, you might enter a stock trade with your broker's mobile app, but you'll research new mutual funds on the desktop. —Jakob Nielsen
Tanzanian farmers report improved yields via SMS 3 million poor in Africa and South Asia to gain access to mobile phone numbers India Turns to Mobile Phones in Bid to Improve Vaccination Rate U.N. plan provides mobile numbers to poor with Cloud Number Information helps combat food insecurity in Kenya Cambodia: Using text messaging as weapon in malaria war Android Phones Help Poor Farmers in Uganda World changing tech. Not just for the aﬄuent.
Obopay: “Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking. e future of banking is being de ned here… It’s going to change the world.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/24/mobile-phones-africa-micro nance-farming
direction from a digital compass • Device positioning & motion: from an accelerometer • Audio: input from a microphone; output to speaker • Video & image: capture/input from a camera • Device connections: through Bluetooth between devices • Proximity: device closeness to physical objects • Ambient Light: light/dark environment awareness • RFID reader: identify & track objects with broadcasted identifiers • Multi-touch sensors • Haptic feedback: “feel” different surfaces on a screen • Biometrics: retinal, fingerprint, etc. • Push: real-time notifications “instant” to user Sensor Capabilities We’re just scratching the surface of what these sensors can do. Highly recommend Luke Wroblewski’s First Person User Experience Presentation at http://www.lukew.com/presos/preso.asp?21
are devices that are most comparable to mobile phones – always with you, always on. ey don’t stop there though. ey respond to context of environment and adapt based on the users behavioral history – they create a truly personalized and responsive user experience regardless of the situation. —Tim Kadlec Where have I heard this recently?