The future of mobile is unicorns, rainbows and rainbow-covered unicorns.
The Future of Mobile is Successful
Release after release; update after update;
iOS 3, iOS 4, iOS 5... Have you ever wondered what’s next? Where will my mobile phone be in the next 10 years? Of course you have. Thankfully, there are answers.
The folks at Business Insider asked a slew of experts to predict the future of mobile. What they found indicates that the future of mobile is everything. No, really.
From the CEO of Sprint to the founder of Foursquare to a host of other mobile entrepreneurs, all of them had great things to say about the future of mobile. Which shouldn’t surprise you, because their success is dependent on the future of mobile. It’s like asking a dentist if teeth will ever become obsolete. They’re not going to say no!
But I digress.
Though there wasn’t one specific aspect of mobile that all the experts agreed upon, the general consensus is that the future of mobile is full of enhancements. For example, Ted Morgan, co-founder of Skyhook Wireless, says that
location will become an integral part of all mobile experiences and that location usage data will revolutionize our understanding of human behavior."
While Peter Rojas, co-founder of Gdgt, co-founder of Engadget and Gizmodo thinks that
for most people the mobile web will be their primary -- if not their only -- way of experiencing the Internet."
The brilliant thing is none of them is incorrect. If mobile is everywhere and everything is mobile, the future of mobile is indeed location-based and a primary internet portal, as well as your credit card and car key. As long as there are mobile entrepreneurs to build us apps that do these things, regardless of whether they are widely used, mobile will embody them. In a sense, mobile is the ultimate “if you can dream it, it can become it” prophecy. Just one request: let’s dream up ways that mobile can improve, not complicate or clutter our lives.
Mobile Security Rains on Our Mobile Parade...again
Ahh, mobile security. It’s nice to know that no matter how dreamy the future of mobile may seem, we can always count on mobile security to rear its ugly little head. It’s such a Debbie Downer.