It’s old news that the use of mobile devices to access the internet has increased dramatically over the past few years. Don’t worry, we won’t go on again about how important we think mobile-first approaches have become. Instead we’re going to tell you all about the latest mobile trend: ‘Appcessories’. The Telegraph define appcessories as “app-activated objects that can be plugged into a device, connect through Wi-Fi, or the increasingly common Bluetooth connection”. Examples of appcessories range from smart watches, a form of ‘wearables’, to augmented reality board games. Chances are you’ve already come in to contact with a variety of appcessories such as these, you may even own some, without having known the insider terminology.
Although many describe their latest mobile or tech toy as “a lifesaver”, appcessories are literal lifesavers to others. Personal medial devices such as blood sugar monitors which send automatic text message alerts to individuals or caregivers when said individual is at risk. Appcessories are enabling many with the independence they never thought they’d have. Many appcessories – including smart watches – are set to decrease the amount of unhealthily overweight individuals there are. Linking to popular apps including FitBit users are able to monitor the amount of exercise they’re doing versus the amount of calories they’re consuming within seconds. The app does all the maths, calorie counting has never been so easy!
So there you have it, not only is technology entertaining and fun but it’s also sometimes vital for life.
BookingLive’s online booking and business management software may not come in the form of a wearable app but that’s because it doesn’t need to. Each BookingLive system is accessible remotely via dedicated cloud hosting and, as no downloads are necessary, you can access your booking system from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection! As the latest version of BookingLive is now fully responsive our clients can access their systems from a mobile device so they can keep track of bookings whether or not they’re in the office safely and securely.