Monthly Archives: September 2017

Mobile Technology

While cars worldwide are plagued with distracted driving, car manufacturers are trying to find a solution. Without having a million public service announcements, and having new laws that prohibit dangerous driving, car manufacturers are taking this matter into their own hands. In an effort to make vehicles more safe and user friendly, mobile technology is being developed. Drivers will not have to wait very long to get this new technology. Within only a couple of years, consumers will begin to see cars with certain mobile features and GSMA expects that by the year 2025, nearly every vehicle will be fully equipped with mobile technology. The following 4 are types of mobile technology that automakers and GSMA expect to see built into all vehicles during the coming few years.

    1. Driver Oriented Features – What if your car was able to give you alerts of roadway hazards like accidents or traffic restrictions, before you drive? Location based mobile devices may make this a reality very soon. Drivers will gain benefits in many ways with the new embedded technology in their vehicles. Some of these benefits include call support systems, weather alerts and other driver oriented features. The more this technology advances, so also will drivers capabilities, which will make for safer driving and fewer distractions.
    1. Emergency Call Systems – You just had an auto accident and realize suddenly that your cell phone flew out the car window, down a bank and in the river, which makes it impossible for you to call for help. You will not have to worry about this because now your car can reach out for help for you.
    1. Entertainment – Both passengers and drivers alike use their mobile devices to check the news, access social networks and listen to music. Mobile technology enhancements give your car the ability to do this for you. Drivers who have this mobile technology fine it easier to access, which reduces their urge to reach for the cell phone because your car has all the information you need.
  1. Backseat Entertainment – Most people who have kids have minivans with the must have, DVD players. Auto manufacturers are working to develop this idea further with mobile technology. There will be installed in the back of the headrest, tablet type computers giving back seat passengers the ability to watch movies or play games.

Many drivers are already benefiting from mobile technology cars. The plans for the European Commission are by 2015 to have all new cars equipped with emergency service call features. Due to the fast growth of mobile technology, sales of emergency call services are expected to reach by 2016 to 7 million units. In Russia it will be mandatory very soon for every vehicle to be equipped with this technology. Brazil is also planning that by 2018 all vehicles will be equipped with stolen vehicle tracking systems. Also by 2018, 9 percent of all vehicles will include tethered solutions, 18 percent will be equipped with smartphone integration and 31 percent will be equipped with SIM technology. No doubt it is obvious as to why automakers expect that by 2025 mobile technology will be the norm.

Mobile Technology In Self Storage

Usage of mobile phones increased many folds and almost every one now carries a mobile phone with him or her. It is no longer considered a device for making or receiving calls alone. With the development of smart phones mobile is now used in every field be it banking or health care or some other. Business organizations are trying to use mobile technology to promote their businesses. Apart from reaching out to their potential clients they can provide many facilities to their existing customers through mobile apps. Mobile technology is now being adopted in self storage industry as well. Mobile technology can be used in self storage business to provide more security, convenience and satisfaction to the tenants. Mobile technology can be used in several ways like checking competition, reaching out to more markets, taking payments, monitoring security etc.

You can not keep a manager on the site round the clock. If something happens when you or your manager is away, you may need to rush back to the unit. You can avoid rushing to the site if you have access-control software on your smart mobile. Using this you can control your self storage unit remotely from whatever place you are at. You can check an alarm or open a gate from any place. If you want to check the activity that is currently happening at the site or if you want to see who is on the site you can do it with your smart phone. You will be alerted if something unwanted happens.

There is a possibility that tenants may forget their access code if you have electronic locking system at the unit. This trouble can be easily avoided with mobile technology. With a simple click on their mobile, they can open gates and their unit doors. They now need not stop at the keypad. They can simply sit in their car and open their unit door. They can be notified immediately through the app whenever their unit is opened. The access log can provide information on the operations. It gives sense of satisfaction to the customers.

What’s happening at the unit can be viewed on the mobile phones. Apps can be used to view live images on a cell phone or tablet.

If you own a self storage business, you can now reach to new markets that were not available earlier. You need to get your website optimized for mobile phones for this. This is very crucial as many people are surfing the net on their mobiles. Through mobile optimized website anyone can make a call to the storage unit with simple push of a button.

You can even rent your units with out human intervention. Customer can lease a unit, select size of the unit, opt for preferred location and finally pay- with the mobile technology.

You can manage your payments using the mobile software. An automatic text message can be sent to the customer when the payment is due and customers can make payments over their cell phones.

Ways to Leverage Mobile Technology

With the ever increasing popularity of mobile technology in all applications, it is now also being used to transmit higher educational content among the students of the subject and also provide them with cutting edge services online through dedicated portals that are full of superior educational content on a subject. Administering education through the use of mobile technologies is a new phenomenon that is slowly catching on in the higher education sector. Due to its scalability, mobile technology is a much sought after technology for higher educational applications.

This increasing popularity of mobile phones has also caught the fancy of the student population. This is manifest in students not being able to keep themselves away from their cell phones even for five minutes in a day. There is a constant need to remain connected, either through social media or chat forums. Another area of engagement is checking text messages and answering phone calls. This popularity of mobile technology can now be harnessed for the transmission of high quality higher educational content from reputed campuses like Harvard, Cambridge, IITs, etc.

Even though research shows that only 4% of adults use location services for checking in, almost a quarter of them employ it for more practical activities like getting directions and recommendations. Savvier teens are more prone to use location services, given their penchant for technology, Not only that, they can also access campus events, news alerts, social recommendations, etc through mobile technologies. One great manifestation of the use of mobile technology in education sector is at WYU, where the schools iWYU application shows everything from athletics to shuttle bus info, etc. Ohio State University is another great example of how mobile applications can be leveraged to give students their grades and schedules in real-time.

Recent reports reveal that the University of California, Davis did away with more than 100 landline phones from their campus-not only to economise, but also because the idea of a stationary phone system seemed draconian when compared to the ubiquity of a mobile phone. The increase in the popularity of mobile technology is being harnessed by the student community to protect them from harm. Their embracing of this technology has resulted in giving them a more secure future, by helping them report dangerous situations and thus stay away from harm.

The idea of the mobile phone acting as a gaming device is increasingly gaining steam. This is being made possible by Square and Intuit’s GoPayment, as well as LevelUp and Google Wallet, to name a few. Only last year, Denver University partnered with Mocopay and a local coffee shop to provide superior solutions to customers. Standford University has tied up with BlingTag Stickers, which in turn charge students’ Paypal accounts for their purchases on campus. This is only possible by embracing mobile payments through a dedicated payment gateway provided by some service provider. This will also identify the worst and best performing kiosks and services. Truly, mobile technologies have changed the way services are delivered to customers.

Expect From 2017 In Mobile Technologies

There are numerous trends to expect from the year 2017 in mobile phone technology.

Cloud-Based Apps

First one on the list is the cloud computing based mobile applications. This is one of the most essential & bigger advancements in the area of developing cloud-based applications. In this way, developers will have the better scalability options so that they will be able to develop the apps which can provide users with the better security of their data in a meaningful fashion. A significant portion of the data is usually stored on the cloud-based servers so by using the cloud-based apps mobile devices of the users will not have to occupy large size data and in the case of device failure or any disaster happen to the device the entire data can be recovered using the cloud-based applications. Here the objective is to make all the things automated & lowering down the human efforts.

Use of wearable technology

The next thing to discuss here is the technology that a person can wear or known popularly known as the wearable devices same in look & feel as the smart watches is commonly getting the attention of various users in the internet world. Also, the introduction of the fitness-based environment in the digital world with the use of fitness gadgets is the perfect example of integrating the devices with the mobile phones & tablets. But at the same time, these applications need to be bundled with an interface that requires excellent performance & smooth working with tablets & mobiles. This could achieve the users to have a smoother navigation with mobile-based operating systems.

Internet of Things

With the introduction of IOT (or better known as the internet of things) today millions of devices could be able to connect with each other in terms of getting better user experience & management of the massive amount of data. Devising the new visualization tricks & providing useful solutions for managing the data is essential today. If the potential is utilized correctly, then the newest form of developing trends can be achieved with greater success. With the keen to make many things automated & efforts as low as possible the sole objective of this technology is to take small steps towards the development of real-time apps that can manage & automate things around us.

Use of Artificial Intelligence

We know that many mobile based applications can interpret your speech or recognize your speech to carry out important tasks for you. Two of the most popular applications of these kinds are Siri (of iPhhone) & Google Now (Android). These are nothing but the examples of Artificial Intelligence that can play a deciding role in the development of speech detection technology to maximize the potential & give customers their benefits. The advancements & research in this area is huge & there is a scope of development in this machine learning technology if used correctly.

Use of location-based services will be increased

In recent times another significant advancement is the use of the location-based services in mobile technology. There is recent development of certain location-based applications which are capable of providing location-based services, in now on trending note. With utilizing the potential of location-based apps, one can look into the inside of restaurant virtually event without visiting the restaurant personally, and this is the new future of the mobile based technology. This is very popular among the young generation and strives to provide unbelievable changes in coming future if the mobile technology continues to march in good speed.