Anyone got a smartphone out there? If so, have you got a favourite app?
We’re starting to be targeted by organisations insisting that any service provider worth its virtual salt should have an app so its clients can, you know, interact. Not sure what you’d want from a Careers Service app on your phone, but before we get into commissioning wars, one of the things we’d need to know would be which type of phone is most popular with our clients.
- Most of the marketing from app providers focuses on iPhones.
- “Must have a Careers Service iPhone app” is also the choice of those who’ve heard that apps are the coming thing, but haven’t actually used one.
- On the other hand, one of my colleagues, who insists she isn’t a social media guru (even though she is) is convinced that most of the students she sees have Blackberries (like her).
- Alternatively, I’m quietly confident that the spectacular rise in Android phones will quickly mean that iPhones are overtaken as the smartphone of choice (yup, you can guess what I’ve got).
So, if you’re one of our clients (University of Manchester postgrad, graduate or undergrad), could you spend 10 seconds telling us if you have a smartphone and if so, which type of phone is it?
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As for me, Thinking Space, a mind-mapping app for Android, is my current all-time favourite app. So far I’ve used it to plan Christmas dinner, a trip to SE Asia and what to say to new postgrads in a podcast. Only problem is it’s now too easy to work on the train.