1983, six months before the Macintosh launch, twenty-four years before the iPhone came out and 27 years before the iPad. A young excited Steve Jobs spoke at a conference in Aspen claiming that there was a new digital age coming where software would be downloaded over phone lines. He said it would be a little like a record store. Jobs saw apps coming!
Since the launch of the first smartphone in 1993 and the first iPhone in 2007 apps have become something we can’t live without. We have them for making photos of ourselves look sparkly, for recording phone calls, for organizing our family and work lives, or even just to make a bird flap in between obstacles whilst mindlessly taking a long lunch at work.
As of June 2016, the android store boasted 2.2 million apps available and the iOS App Store has 2 million available for download. Jobs was right!
However, there is a new question being posed in the digital technology sector. Do we need all of these apps? Could one app do most of the things we need? Enter BOTS!
First Episode – AI, Bots & Mindfulness
In the first instalment of Stories by Onlim, we hear from Ekim. He runs BotEgo, a company who design Facebook bots that can automate lots of different processes.