A couple of weeks ago, we featured a post on popular mobile apps for summer vacations, which included links to a number of navigation apps. In the interest of full disclosure, we should add that we undertook the research for that post in anticipation of a vacation of our own, which involved a long and pleasant road trip. We were well aware of the dangers inherent in using mobile apps while driving, of course, but we nevertheless found the mobile app to be a welcome addition to the driving experience.
We don’t mean to suggest that we were checking Facebook updates while trying to keep our eyes on the highway, but various navigation, radio, hotel, and cheap gas apps were really quite helpful in getting us from point A to point B. As it happens, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Granted, driverless cars aren’t available to everyone—not yet, at any rate—but there is mounting evidence that the next mobile app platform won’t be a new brand of smartphone, but the automobile. Here are some of the possibilities for mobile applications in your family vehicle:
With the mobile app market exploding as it is, developers may have to consider adapting themselves to new and unusual platforms, since it appears that mobile apps will be hitting the road in earnest.
Mark M. Stetler is CEO of AppMuse and its related businesses: iPhoneAppQuotes.com, iPadApplicationQuotes.com, AndroidAppDevelopmentQuotes.com, and BlackberryAppDevelopmentQuotes.com. AppMuse is the Internet's leading provider of free app development quotes from experienced, pre-screened app developers for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry smart phones.More by stetler