Last week I had the chance to attend a big conference, and i was sitting in front of hundreds of people looking at them while they were listening at the speakers.
I always use these events as opportunities to observe people, and what they do. I am not working for a mobile telco operator anymore but my passion and love for mobile has not (yet) left me.
Everybody was sitting there in front of device screen. Lot of mobile phones, lot of tablets, few PCs.
And I was thinking: wow, mobile is there, really!
Some of them were taking pictures, others were recording the different speakers, some were sending status updates to Twitter or Facebook, or just reading e-mails during boring talks.
I knew I had to make a very short comment on a keynote and I just decided to tell this people why I think mobile is so important.
Your mobile is always with you
Can you think of any other consumer electronics device which spends more time with you? My mobile phone actually is spending with me much more time than my wife. Think about that, and realize that your user is there .
The user has time while in mobility
Time is a scarce resource. Just think about the time you spend on your phone to kill time while waiting for something.
The mobile phone delivers emotions
Isn’t that true? Think about it. Did you ever receive a message like this “Beatrice is here! Both mom and baby are doing fine”, “I think we need a break. I’ll call you”, “We won the deal! great job”. Positive or negative, they are emotions.
Objects can now talk to your mobile phone
Today, more than ever in the past, object are able to talk with your mobile. Barcodes, QR Code, NFC, pictures are just a few of the methods the real world can use to connect with your phone. This is a new dimension, and an important one.
You are always connected to the net
Well, ok, most of the times.
You mobile phone has many sensors
GPS, gyroscope, camera, and microphone are just some of the many ways your phone can collect data from you and the environment around you.
Would you add something to this list? Please, feel free to leave a comment if so.