With every new model, smartphones get more powerful – they get additional functionalities, additional sensors and additional ways for mobile applications to maximize that potential.
As technology advances, mobile screens get better, batteries last longer, cameras on your phones get almost as good as the ones on standalone DSLRs… Add to that a variety of different touch, motion, sound, wireless and other sensors that became the standard in most smartphones, and you get yourself a giant list of available functions you can utilize. And that list keeps on growing every time a new smartphone is introduced.
A large number of powerful features that simplify everyday tasks is always a plus for users, but if you’re in the process of creating a mobile application for your business, choosing the right features from that list can be quite challenging. That’s why I decided to write this blog and cover a couple of the more popular options, as well as the ways your business can profit from them.
When the phone screen is just not enough
Whether we’re talking about the input or the output of information, screen is not the only way an application can get some user information, and is neither the only one to return feedback. Phone sensors, microphones, cameras, various chips and all other sorts of I/O modules can be used in your app. Usage and the implementation of this stuff is mostly custom – it depends on what your business or brand requires from a mobile application. Let’s have a look at them without getting too technical.