It’s often said that people are too attached to their mobile phones, and that our real world interactions are hurting because of this. I feel differently, I think mobile phones, and our download apps specifically, have made life infinitely easier on all of us. What used to take lots of time and effort is now reduced to a few button clicks. Though if you ever checked the Apple and Android app stores, there are more options out there than you have time to flip through. Pay attention to the tips below, and will show you the “must have” apps that will greatly improve your quality of life.
This is the age of the sharing economy. The sharing economy is often dubbed the gig economy too. The traditional workplace of going into a brick-and-mortar building from 9 to 5 is becoming outdated for many people. These days, you can work as a contractor rather than a direct employee, as such you are able to set your own hours. The most popular apps and services in the sharing economy is no doubt Lyft and Uber. These are ride sharing services that benefit both the drivers and the riders. With a GPS enabled mobile phone, and a few clicks on your phone, you can order up a car ride to your front door. No more calling and waiting for a taxi cab, that may or may not show up, and paying double what it costs to take an Uber to your destination.
We all like a little pampering in our lives, don’t we? Services like Soothe and Zeel recognize this fact, and have come out with apps that allow you to order an in home massage right to your door. Each masseuse is hand-picked and has had an extensive background check, so you can rest easy that whomever comes to your door is a vetted professional. The massages can even come out to your office, or hotel if you are traveling on business and need some relaxation after a long and busy work day.
Social media is everywhere we look these days! If you don’t have Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, then you are the odd man out these days. Facebook is constantly updating their mobile app with new features and improvements. Consider that they recently implemented a live video feed that you can upload and stream directly from your phone app. This in direct competition to the app Periscope that is exclusive to Twitter. LinkedIn’s app has made it easier than ever to acquire professional contacts. We used to hand out stodgy old business cards to each other when meeting, and now, we can simply find each other on LinkedIn and add each other from our mobile phones.
The beauty of mobile phone apps is that they have become more user friendly over the years. We don’t even need our computers for much of anything anymore, except perhaps typing our a letter or entering data in a spreadsheet. Even those features have been incorporated into phone apps now.