The mobile app revolution
They’re just tiny pieces of software on your phone but they might have already changed the way you – and your kids – do certain things. Digital Parenting delves into the ever-evolving world of the app.
We’re living in an incredibly exciting time. Mobile phones are no longer just used to make phone calls and send text messages; they’re becoming networked computers with endless possibilities. These smartphones have already replaced books, maps, cameras, diaries and MP3 players in our pockets and bags. They will soon replace purses, wallets and even keys.
More than a billion smartphones are used every day around the world and that number is growing. Mobile and device manufacturers are developing new features, handsets are getting cheaper (‘Pay as you go’ smartphones can be bought for around £40), mobile operators are building faster networks, and more open, advanced mobile platforms have driven the proliferation of mobile applications or ‘apps’.