The hype is everywhere around the world. Today, About 2 billion people are using smartphone worldwide. Even a lot of people from the lowest economical class have got smartphone in many countries. in some cases, it has gone so far that, some of our fellow human beings sold or tried to sell their precious body parts to buy a fancy phone or got married with his beloved phone.
The common way of using smartphone is to make calls, send SMS, chat via WhatsApp, Skype etc., use social media like Facebook, Instagram, reading/sending emails, browsing the internet, playing games etc. But what else a smartphone is able to do except communication and entertainment? Internet and telephone networks are third party properties. So, if in case, one day you don’t have access to these external networks e.g. because of technological or economic collapse, would your smartphone be of any use? Even game like “clash of clans” is dependent on the internet. So, does a smartphone itself has any value if the whole third party networks collapse? Is playing games meaningful enough for all these hype? I could still think of few things that makes a decently priced smartphone valuable. Here are they:
Use is as a writing device:
You can use apps like checklist or fast notepad to save notes, organize daily tasks and other important information.
Source of knowledge and education:
You can save pdf files in your smartphone and read it to acquire knowledge. These days even school books are available as pdf files. If you download and save them in your phone, you can carry hundreds and thousands of books in one single device (backup strongly recommended). There are also many knowledge based apps such as Bengali-English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary, Quran Bangla, Muslim Pro and so on.
Apps like calculator, mirror, voice recorder, video recorder, camera, flash light, compass, clock, timer, ruler etc. can benefit you a lot in everyday life.
Apps like iCare can help you monitor your health and provide health related tips.
What else can a smartphone do? If you have other ideas please share with us in the comment below.