I remember the pre-mobile phone era distinctly. Yes, I was born then! 😉 The days of trunk calls. We waited anxiously to connect with a loved one – and hoped that the operator would put us through. Then came STD and it was so easy to connect. I remember seeing the first version of a mobile telephone in the Philippines in 1994 and being fascinated by it.
It was only in 2001 that I finally got a mobile phone couresty a generous gift from my brother. And boy, did I love it. Then, I became an addict! I could talk my head off and at all times of the day and night too! So, sometime in 2008, I decided to go off long calls and hardly used my mobile phone at all.
But then the era of smart phones dawned. And I found I could use my mobile phone for a lot more than making calls! Apps ‘appened – and life has never been quite the same! I am now able to blog, to read, to edit my photographs, to be better organized, etc via mobile phone apps. For someone who doesn’t like to go actual shopping, I’ve discovered I can shop via these apps for books, clothes, makeup and even shoes!
Isn’t it just amazing how these apps can allow us to carry our passion along with us while we’re on the move. No longer do we have to be at a fixed place to pursue our passion!
Carry Your Mobile Carry Your Passion
As a blogger, it’s the WordPress app to help me blog on the move, Evernote to keep me organized and Jotter Pad to write down ideas as they occur. I’ve just discovered the joys of Instagram and I’m still working on honing my very basic photography skills. And of course having the ability to share posts instantly on Facebook and Twitter is even more exciting.
Imagine my joy when I realized that I could also do some cool shopping via my mobile phone. For the last year, I’ve been buying clothes from Myntra and was excited to try out their app. It worked like a dream and I was able to get some great bargains too. The best part is that I get to pick my style, my size, the colors I like, while I’m on the move and have them delivered to my home really fast. And since they have such great offers and deals – with a mobile app, I don’t miss out on any of them. Myntra has now gone app-only – and I think that’s a great move.
At a recent mindfulness seminar, I heard about an app called Mindfulness Bell which I promptly loaded on my mobile. It rings every hour – I’ve set it from 9 am to 9 pm to remind me to spend a moment in mindfulness through the day!
With my new found craze for drawing and painting, I’ve been looking at apps for that and was awe-struck by David Hockney’s I-pad art using the Brushes app.
How far we’ve come from the days where our phones were instruments for us to talk! Now mobile phone apps are truly something that can add to our lives in a positive fashion, if we’re smart enough to use them so!