India had 502.2 million smartphone users as of 2020. Nearly 77% of our population uses smartphones. Smartphones have made so many of our tasks simple in our life. With smartphones, the bulk of Indian population are now able to use the internet . It has become an indispensable part in our modern life. We are all attached to our smartphones. It is no wonder, we look at our smartphones right when we get up and it’s the last thing we look at before going to bed.
Despite the negative stigma associated with smartphones, it’s important we do not ignore smartphones’ obvious impact in making our life comfortable. Smartphones have aided us in different tasks in our life thereby reducing significant amount of time. In this post, we shall look at a few areas in our life, where smartphones have brought about a huge change.
Impacts of Smartphones
Some decades back, banking means standing in long queues, filling up chalans for depositing and withdrawing. Smartphones completely changed the banking industry. Every bank has a dedicated mobile app for the customers for their banking operations. With just a few taps, you can now transfer funds, check account balance, and apply for a loan, or a credit card. Now that banking representatives are coming to our offices and living spaces, you don’t have to step into the branch after opening an account. Every task can be performed with a banking app.
Smartphones make it easy to connect with your family and friends. With our busy schedule, we do not have much times to meet them in person. However, through facilities like texting, video calling, or through social media applications like Facebook, we can reach out to people wherever they are. Maintaining relationship has become simple. You can even make new friends through various social apps.
For a professional, he/she can constantly keep tab on the job market, economy, and updates regarding their profession through apps such as LinkedIn.
Smartphones have complete changed the way people consume entertainment. No longer would you need to set alarms on your clock or reminders to watch your favorite show on Television. Every type of media content can be viewed online through smartphones. Music, Movies, dramas, sports, or concert, you name it, it is available in smartphones. There are umpteen number of OTT platforms (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hot star) streaming video content all over the world. Anytime you feel like needing a break on a busy day, you can immerse yourself into the labyrinth of video contents available.
Just like the entertainment industry, much of the gaming activity happens online. No longer do people have the time to indulge in their favorite games with their busy and hectic schedule. For example in the previous era, a game like Indian rummy could only be played gathering at least four members to join you. With the advent of smartphones, you can just enjoy your favorite card game in a few taps by simply downloading a mobile app. Moreover, several rummy sites like Deccan Rummy have special rewards for the customers who play with their mobile rummy app.
5. Ticket Booking and Travel
Imagine standing in a packed queue braving heat and pungent body odors to buy tickets for your favorite movie. Those days have passed by, isn’t it? We have all gone through it and were never happy with it. Now with so many ticketing apps available, you can spare yourself from the agony of buying tickets that way. You can book the seat of your choice and even order the food combos from your living rooms before entering the theater.
Similarly, the travel industry has seen a big bloom, thanks to the countless number of travel apps which made your travel process hassle free. You can book your bus/train/flight tickets with a few taps from your smartphones. You have plenty of choices to book your accommodation. In short, you can pre-plan your trips effectively with just a few clicks.
6. Ordering Food Online
Eating out has become so passe. From getting started from your homes to taking other aspects into consideration like travelling and seat availability in your favorite restaurant, everything is an ordeal. With the advent of food delivery apps, you can now order your favorite food from your favorite restaurant with a few clicks, and it will be delivered to you in a much shorter time interval. Additionally, the users get access to lots of special offers and discounts from these food delivery apps.
When used in right moderation, smartphones can actually make a person’s life extremely comfortable. A flurry of activities can be performed easily with the assistance of smartphones. However, the caveat is here is to not allow smartphones take control of your lives rather than you having control over it.