New breed of mobile apps – Intuitives

New breed of mobile apps – Intuitives

2014-06-17 blog 0

Intuitive. Gotta be careful typing it or I’ll sound like I’m talking about eskimos.

adjective: using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive.

Lately I’ve been all about intuitive apps. Apps that just take care of themselves, of their specialty domain, or at least that only require initial configuration before fading into the background. In my mind intuitive apps belong in the same kind of category as the ever mentioned Internet of Things (IoT). They help smooth the way for you to get more done without having to sweat the small stuff.

Whether it’s the Aviate launcher that presents your apps at the most contextually relevant time (travelling, shopping, nighttime, etc), the Dash app that quietly logs trip data via a Bluetooth interface to your car’s ODB II, Google Now, Noom, Pushbullet, IFTTT, Timely, Agent and even to an extent Google Chrome.
In all cases the apps take away some of tech life’s common hassles, be it recording minutiae, tiresome data transfers, or remembering things for you. And with “the Cloud” as a major focus, their data, their knowledge, follows you around, ready at your beck and call wherever you may be.