The single most important feature to Lime is the ability to create a network. We created Lime to connect friends, family, colleagues...and maybe people who are meeting for the first time. In order to do this, users need to create and grow their network base. Think about when you use a social media outlet, like Facebook or Twitter. It would be completely useless without connecting and engaging with others. Your sole purpose for those sites are to connect with other people, and the same goes for Lime. We want all of our users to take full advantage of our technology and grow their network to share this with as many others as possible.
Technology has changed the way that human interaction regularly takes place. It will constantly change as new ways of communicating are introduced to us. I am sitting here wondering how my everyday communication routine (I know, right?...sad) with certain people in my life would take place 20 years ago. I would maybe make a few phone calls a day on my oversized cell phone that weighed 5 pounds, and probably have a few more face-to-face conversations. But now we have the capability to instantly connect multiple people at any given point that we desire. I can keep up with friends from highschool and college that I rarely get to see or the ones that live states away. Distance is only something that disrupts in person face-to-face communication, but we are left with tons of other options.
Technology is constantly changing and evolving the working world. One in five Americans work from home without even stepping into an office, and that number is expected to increase by 64 percent in the next in the next five years. Crazy right? Over 32 percent of these people globally can work remotely with only mobile devices, and actually rely on them more than any other tool. No office, no computer and no need to even leave their home. Work doesn’t always have to take place in a cubicle, it can happen anywhere. The working environment that has been viewed as the “norm” for years is changing as mobile is becoming a new reality.
There has always been a barrier when it comes to communicating through words alone- especially for all of you visual learners of the world…(raising my hand). We can tell someone as much information as we want to, but is the information substantially being absorbed? Is it being understood the wrong way due to lack of visualization? Most likely. Ninety percent of information your brain processes is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text or words. How many times have you been taking directions from someone and you were confused about what they were explaining because you were creating an inaccurate mental picture? Probably more times than not.