Welcome to the mobile life!

Lars Erik Holmquist*

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The mobile phone is the dominating computer interface in the modern world as the capacity of the mobile terminals and networks are increasing. In Japan and other parts of Asia, more people are using their mobile phones to access the Internet instead of a PC. Mobile applications have to migrate to many different devices, so that it can work on a low resolution phone screen to a tablet PC at the kitchen table. Mobile services are highly dependent on network access, which can shift dramatically depending on whether it is using in a cafe with a high speed WLAN or in a forest with patchy GSM coverage. The eMoto project by the evolve group extends the possibilities of mobile messaging, which were a bad job of catching the nuances of human communication, by adding an emotional content. The interaction designers and researchers acknowledge that the latest applications will make the applications and services that are not just mobile computers but a natural part of mobile life.

Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationInteractions
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes


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