With the advancement of mobile development and mobile apps the word android has become synonymous with android phones and mobile apps phones and tablets. It all begin with the operating system android released by Google developed for touch screen mobile devices. This being for smart phones and tablets, Google didn’t really stop there they developed Android TV ( televisions) , Android Auto ( cars), Android Wear ( wearables) and many other variants for devices and applications with a specialized user interface such as cameras, notebooks and game and specialize devices. Android was unveiled in 2007 and the first android based mobile device was released to market in 2008 with android as an operating system. Now android as an operating system taken over the market of mobile devices ranging from smart phones to specialized mobile devices. At the core of android principle is what we call direct manipulation of user interface where by user can interact with what they see on the screen by touch, gesture and swiping, pinching, expanding, tapping etc . These touch inputs have made the interaction of users very close to real live actions and brought the usability and initiative interface a higher level.
I am a programmer, I develop software. I have done mobile apps, desktop software and web applications. I have developed system and I have integrated and customized many enterprise systems.
Most of the time I look for business operation that can be improved by using software and or a combination of software and hardware whatever tickles it.
I many instances I do replace a tedious manual operation done by someone all day every day, I create a software and boom all they need to do is press a button and they are done for the day. In most instances given the right ecosystem and good integration strategy I may even replace that click of button with an auto execute mode where there is event that satisfy the condition the software executes the command without you telling it.
A while a go there use to be insurance brokers who go around and collect insurance quotations and advise you on the best cost effective package. They built their career on that and raised their children. Now a days there are online engines that do the comparison, provide you reliable information in fraction of second.
In social occasions, with friends we often discuss about robots taking our jobs away. We often laugh it off; but it is not as quite far-fetched as it would sound when you say “we will have a robot maid that cleans a house” and another robot that “do the farming for us” and all that; hell you may even imagen a robot president that lead our country.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that encompasses all internet-enabled sensors and devices connected to a network. While IoT referred to as little as RFID chips in the early 2000s, the concept has significantly evolved in the recent years and is now on its way to revolutionizing the businesses of today. A smartphone with an IoT mobile app is a simple example of an IoT application and we can see how ubiquitous it has become in society today. Now, there is an entire range of small and low-cost devices under development that will help automate a number of data sensitive business tasks over the Internet.
I discuss and engage clients about all kinds of mobile app ideas almost daily, the app concept, the app design, the app business model etc. I will get to it but first let me say a word about the app entrepreneurs. If there is anything like that, it would be someone who comes with a concept for business using a mobile app. It could be any type of mobile app utility app, enterprise app or a game app. We have all witnessed how simple concept mobile apps have turned the market upside down and generate billions if not more for the inventors. Usually it all starts with “I can get a mobile app for that” and then follows with the famous question “how much does it cost to make an app?” which will be answered with a very dull unsatisfactory answer “it depends” and the process goes on till we get the wonder maker mobile app with all the bells and chimes. I have the privilege of talking to many mobile app entrepreneurs here at inovosystems. Sometimes via chat or phone and sometimes in the boardroom. I want to share with you what I tell my clients.