In case you haven’t noticed, the Internet is in the middle of a personality cross-road right now; no, you don’t need to hyper-ventilate in panic and please slowly move your finger away from the ESC key; it’s not that it will disappear any time soon or will be used any less, it’s the way it is being used that is changing faster than you may think.
In a recent article published on Quartz titled “Why most people aren’t downloading apps anymore“, the author makes a very compelling analysis on the number of apps downloaded per month, the big winner?, a big fat zero! It seems that long gone are the days of that made Apple’s iPhone so innovative, the apps, and yet on the recently released iPhone 6, one of the key features is Apple Pay, which is a combination of an app and the Internet of Things; certainly the app model has tons of advantages and I’m a big fan of it, but Do we really need 10 different iterations of Angry Birds in our device?; people are concentrating on what they really need; those are the few apps people will download, eventually use, and that’s it. [Read more...]