In today’s world, society can use cell phones for a lot more than just talking like the original cell phones did. Today’s cell phones are pretty much pocket sized computers, but with less battery power. You can talk, text, surf the internet, take pictures, take videos, and even video chat on some of the newer models of phones. There are also many applications (commonly known as apps) available for cell phones. All cell phones have some apps that come with the phone although what apps come with your phone vary on the make and model of your phone. I have noticed the standard applications that seem to come with most phones are flashlight, calendar, and calculator. Some phones come with a memo pad (some phones call it a notepad) while others do not.
Many businesses have their own apps that people can download as well. With all the different apps available for phones, it is no surprise that some people have come to rely on the apps for so many things. While there are some companies that are made to be mobile app companies (such as Instagram and Snapchat), relying completely on apps for everything is not a good idea. If a company has both an app as well as a website, it is a good idea to go to the actual website of the company sometimes to make sure you are not missing out on anything that company provides. If your phone has the capability for apps, it has the capability for internet. Whether you are using Apple’s app store, Samsung’s Galaxy Apps, Google’s Play store, Window’s phone store, or some other app store to download your apps, you are using the internet to download the app as well as when you update the app. While not all apps require usage of the internet (other than updates) after you have downloaded the app, many of them do so there is not really any excuse to solely rely on the app instead of going to the actual website on your phone. Here are some reasons why it is a bad idea to completely rely on apps.
I am not saying completely disregard apps and never use them at all. If there are apps you like that work properly; go ahead and use them. We even have apps we like and use ourselves. Some of them, we downloaded to learn for the business because we knew the apps were popular so we wanted to prepare ourselves for any future clients asking for help with those apps. We admit we do have some apps we use for pure entertainment on our personal phones as well. However, it is a good idea to go to the websites of the company as well to make sure you are not missing out on anything.