The Next Big Thing

Posted on July 15, 2012

As tablets emerge and as phones get improved I think a lot of people are wondering, “…what’s next?”.

A reasonable question.

Sure, they’re faster. The displays are incredible. We depend on them for so much of daily life. So what is the next thing? I think the answer is location-based features.

What does that look like?

Services like Google Play Now are a step towards this sort of convenience. There’s no doubt Apple and Google are eyeing these kinds of features for your phone in the next 1-2 years.

Update: The obvious challenge to all of this is partnering with other locations to provide this sort of information to Apple and Google.