Smartphones, Clouds, And IoT
Today’s technology climate is downright saturated with top-tier technology solutions—even mice are affected; though as yet there’s no “app” for that. From smartphones to iPads, mp3 music players, laptops, desktops, and internet-enabled non-computational devices, that which defines online interaction has expanded exponentially.
IoT stands for the “Internet of Things”, and refers to devices like thermostats, refrigerators, cars, LED lighting fixtures, security systems, and much more. Cloud technology justifies these disparate appliances such that they can be manipulated from a smartphone, used to collect data, or whatever is necessary.
Using such technology requires a responsive interface that looks good, and is easy to manipulate. As a matter of fact, end users demand this today. It’s not just the cloud and IoT which are revolutionizing communication. Smartphones themselves often have graphical capabilities which rival top-tier video game entertainment systems.
The kind of three-dimensional games you can download on your smartphone for free today would have cost you $50 or more on a PS2 less than fifteen years ago. That’s quite the transition! Graphical capability, ease of use, aesthetic appeal, and cost-effectiveness aren’t just necessary for success in business, today they’re essential.
When designing a website or smartphone app for your business, it’s advisable to find the kind of software solutions that utilize logging protocols to help maintain operation and ensure proper functionality. You’re also going to want your website to work as good on a smartphone or tablet as it does on a personal computer. And you’ll want these things responsively.
If you’re not familiar with a responsive website, you might check out MKE software, available at MKESoftware.com; they help identify responsive websites this way: “Try opening our website on your phone, tablet, and/or desktop PC. Take note of how the page transitions between the different form factors…”
Services like these are designed from the bottom up to be trendy, useful, and effective. You’ll want to source your website solutions through such companies, because it is the prerogative of agencies like this to maintain constancy. If you design your own website, it will easily fall by the wayside. You don’t have enough time to maintain everything.
Even if you make a concerted effort to update your website regularly, eventually the difficulty of the daily grind will catch up with you, and you’ll find yourself treading water again: you’ll neglect the site. But if you’ve got a professional agency who makes it their business to follow site design trends, they’ll get in touch with you naturally.
This way you can always be up-to-date on the latest in graphically trendy designs. Between the cloud (and it’s exceptionally useful applications), the internet of things, and smartphones, there is enough data to significantly effect very subtle aspects of design. Data can be collected from millions—into the billions—of devices; data which helps to determine the way people think.
The Cumulative Effect Of Mobile Device-Derived Personal Data
As data trickles down through the tech world, it naturally gets absorbed by varying agencies. Soon, the way in which websites are designed will have an even more engaging aspect on a psychological level than it does today. We’ve already seen this development materially through the difference in today’s websites compared to those of the ‘90s.
It’s only to be expected that a more cultural, psychologically attuned design should begin to inform website creation as the internet becomes increasingly integrated into regular society. If you are going to be relevant, you will have to begin following through on such trends eventually. Working with the right software can help you get in on the ground floor.