Travel is a necessity for a large portion of jobs in corporate America. In 2014 there were an estimated 451.6 million business trips taken in the U.S. alone. The number rises for 2015 at a forecasted 459.2 million business trips that will take place this year. For those of you who have to travel for your job, whether it is for business meetings, for relationship building purposes, or field technicians who are sent solely for troubleshooting- do you wish you were not having to travel, or at least as much as you currently do?
The ways to interact using technology are exploding. You can email, or message if it's ok to wait a few minutes. If you are in real-time you can talk, use Google Hangouts, or use video to communicate. The options for virtual reality, cinematic reality, and merged reality are exploding as well. Oculus Rift, Samsung, Magic Leap, and multiple others are moving virtual reality into the mainstream.
We all know that Apple’s huge influence not only in the technology world, but in millions of consumer’s lives is undeniable. Apple has paved the way for what to “do right” in the tech world to please consumers wants and needs. They know that with advanced technology, there will be a large population of consumers that don’t know how to use it.
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 will constantly change the working world, but is it starting to shrink it? Think of what the business setting used to be like 20 years ago. In-person meetings were essential and also traveling to meet with clients. Land lines were one of the only hopes of communicating, and if you were out of the office, it was almost impossible to connect with coworkers and clients until you returned. Ten years later we see cell phones and email revolutionize the business world and create mobile ability for companies. But now we have come even farther than that.
We hope that those of you who have used our mobile app, Lime, have been satisfied with your experience so far. For those of you who have still not downloaded our augmented reality mobile app, drop what you are doing now and click here.
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.
A few months ago, our augmented reality mobile app, Lime, was launched to a group of private beta users. After an array of user feedback and suggestions, a new and improved version of Lime has been created and released to a larger group of beta users. This latest version comes with more reliable and stable videos, as well as a more realistic augmented reality.
NPR featured one of my favorites this morning: the man wearing brown shorts that keeps our business growing. You may know him (or her)! I don't know what we would do without Earl. In 60 seconds he can change our world with just the thing we need. It's not by accident. Earl uses the latest in technology. With push-to-open door locks, computer tracked packages, and complex algorithms to guide his feet (and trucks), he is 33% faster than 20 years ago. Those savings add up.