The days when we used phones solely for calling and texting are long gone. Once the smartphone came along, bringing the swipe with it, a whole new era began. We started to interact with our phones a lot more and they changed to become an all-round communication and gaming device, designed to keep us entertained as much as connected.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways that we interact with our smartphones. It’s interesting to see just how far we have come since the first mobile phones amazed the world when they were introduced.

The world of gaming on the move

One of the most important abilities that smartphones brought with them is that of being able to enjoy an impressive gaming experience on the move. Smartphones and tablets have been developed to have a standard of graphics and audio that is impressive enough to create a truly immersive gaming experience. It’s important not to forget how important the touch screen and the swipe are to this experience. They both help the games to have a seamless and authentic experience in the game.

Reading content on a smartphone

Reading online content, such as a flipbook, using a smartphone is something that many people do on a daily basis. A significant amount of businesses use flipbook magazines and brochures to convey their message to readers. If this is done in an effective manner then it’s an engaging way of publishing content that does not lead to your website being overcrowded. Flipbook software is also created with mobile users in mind, so if this software is used to create an online magazine the resulting publication is completely mobile friendly and can be accessed and read by anyone using a smartphone.

Watching video on the move

Video is such an integral part of the online experience that it’s no surprise that watching video content is one of the main pastimes with smartphone users. This content can be anything from music videos on YouTube to the Facebook Live videos that have captured the imagination. One of the great things about smartphones is that you can use them to record your own video content as well as watching content that has been produced by someone else. Of course, there are some mobile devices which lend themselves better to the watching of video content than others. It’s important to think about considerations such as image clarity, audio clarity and connection speeds through 4G and Wi-Fi.

It’s been a long time since phones were just phones. It’s definitely not all about calling or texting any more. Now we use our smart phones to enjoy gaming on the move as well as watching video content and reading any number of online publications. Many people speak of feeling unconnected if they do have their smartphone with them. For most people this does not happen as they have their smartphone with them at all times, gaming, reading or watching.

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