Second Screen Apps – A Bright Future to Interact With Latest Gadgets In A Better Way

Second Screen Apps – A Bright Future to Interact With Latest Gadgets In A Better Way

Second screen refers to the use of mobile devices, tablets or smart phones to provide better viewing experiences for content on other devices such as television or computers. The term explains to view the interactive features on an external device using a special app called as Second Screen App. The second screen phenomenon represents and attempt made to make Television’s more interactive for viewers, and also help in promoting social events around specific programs. The use of these screens is increasing day by day in the broadcast industry where new display devices like tablets, smart phones are forming a new era when thought about digital media. It also helps in shaping the businesses and how the customers and consumers may use this digital world. Another use is transferring portable data through cloud based software systems along with various other ways of transferring content over wireless platforms directly to customer’s devices.

Downloading such apps to a mobile device lets boob tubers acquire required information about any movie, TV show or commercial. This would be mere entertaining for whole lot of mobile users! Some of the apps are listed below:

Into Now

This is an app powered by Sound Print recognition technologies which analyzes live television audio and matches it against the fingerprints available in its database. Additional features included is a built in meme generator that helps it stand out among various second screen apps.

Sound tracking

This free app is used to share various sound tracks with any person from your list. It also allows the users to identify songs where ever they hear them. Because of this identification technique that it uses it is known as an identification app which is worth download.

Twitter

The 140 character social network doesn’t have any listening features but an excellent tool to have while watching television program. We can also read specific program tweets by clicking a hash tag and interacting with other people watching the same show.

Zeebox

This app identifies the show being watched and being experienced with show times, chat rooms and social media activities. It has higher aims, but this app has certain performance issues too.

PBS Kids

A brand of the popular television network, PBS has launched PBS Kids super vision, an app that allows parents to connect with their own children on a new level. This app was built in 6 months to be simple and effective in terms of monitoring and remotely connecting with children. With privacy being a huge thing to worry about, the app connection requires only one login at a time with a unique code. Once the code has been entered, the parent’s iphone will be able to see what the kids are up to using websites.

Thus the recent figures show a clear tendency of the user to use a device while watching television. They also have shown that a greater frequency of the use of tablets or smart phones when watching these shows distinguish a higher differences on social networks of the content being watched.

Carrie Miller is a writer at Zealous System Australia – An emerging web and mobile development company and also a journalist by home-profession has written this article stating about the importance of Second screen apps in our life. 

Assistance from Google for communicating students with teachers

Years back, it was difficult for students to communicate with teachers, though there are different means like computers and cell phones. There was always a restriction for such mediums when it came to the communication between students and teachers. Since better education needs the better communication between both the groups, Google has started its venture to make this dream a reality.

Google Classroom App has been designed for students to contact their teachers and understand more about a particular project or subject. With this app by your side, you will never miss a project to be submitted or miss what you were taught in the class that particular day. You will always be in touch with your syllabus, classes and projects. This app can be considered as a blessing for student community as a whole. If used the proper way, this app can help students in assisting their studies and equip them for the exams and project submissions.

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Essential for Your Android & iOS SmartPhone: The 50 best apps of 2013

Essential for Your Android and iOS SmartPhone The 50 best apps of 2013Now-a-days is today’s latest technology a kind of positive enhancement? But answer is that over past few years technology has completely taken over society. These days everyone is using technology from children and teenagers to elders as well as adults. In the today’s world, technology is actually most important thing that makes everything even easier. With the help of this latest technology enhancement, people don’t need to leave their homes to achieve what they want. Presently, mobile application development is actual process by which application software is developed for all kind of devices from low-power handheld to personal smartphones.

In this days and age of era, you are not easily getting full value of any handsets from high-end handsets like iPhones, HTC one and Samsung Galaxy unless you load up your phone with some great apps. 2013 was year of physically powerful growth for all handsets with Google-powered smartphones and different tablets starting to challenge Apple’s as well.

In the year of 2013, the biggest application trend was dominance of free-to-play games that are free to download and play but which already make their money from in-app purchases of virtual items. The major lot was Candy Crush Saga that helped to completely make mobile gaming more mainstream than it has ever been. There are verity of children’s applications which were another trend with increasing community and latest enhancement of developers who aim to entertain children.

You can find various fitness tracking applications that known as quantification of the self. Now it is possible to track your steps, workouts, calories as well as your sleeping patterns became increasingly common with some applications tied to external monitors. All these applications will spread on different devices from smart watches to cars. Here there are 50 app recommendations from news, weather to productivity & task management.

For Example,

  1. GLOW iPhone: This application integrates charts, daily reminders as well as health tracking features.
  2. Moves: It uses your handset’s sensors that help you to simply track your running, walking as well as cycling even while showing you where you went during entire day.
  3. Helpouts: It’s the way to easily connect to experts in host of different categories for one-to-one help on. You can easily talk to the experts through live video chat from computers to cooking and fashion to fitness.
  4. BBC Sports: This application offers stats, new stories as well as tables for range of sports and capability to view & listen events live.
  5. Angry Birds: This is a kind of another round of slinging birds at evil pigs with well-known characters aplenty and even some tie-in toys.
  6. Call of Duty: It is a part of first-person shooter as well as part tactical strategy game as you easily switch between controlling and shooting your squaddies.
  7. Cut the Rope: In this game, it seems cute monster Om Nom snipping more ropes to easily feed candy in order to relatives from down the years.
  8. BBM: Its kind of messaging app which attracts 20 million users in its first week. Presently, it faces competition from Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger.
  9. Mailbox: It intelligently helps you to easily swipe through your entire backlog even delaying non-urgent mails.

Carrie Miller, has been working as Android Developer at Zealous System – A mobile development company and have been writing on tech gadgets & rising usage of it among the audience. By this article, she has to say that presently, it was reflected in wide-ranging assortment of applications for both Android as well as iOS.

See The Changing Face of Mobile Development

See The Changing Face of Mobile DevelopmentDemand for mobile in the market is ever increasing and probably the demand for making the next generation of app development has realized immense growth of Smartphone users in the market all over. Other analysts has also realized about the ever increasing want for smart phone with advanced technology. Even, the apps are also having a great demand in the market. Since completion among the app developers are increasing in the market, manufacturers and distributors are launching easy to use apps with low rate.

Breakthrough booming app: lower app cost

There is a growth of over 1.8 million of active tablets as well as smart phones in the market. You can also hear about the great demand of cell phone apps among the youngsters and business associates. People are looking out for the apps that can make cell phone operation of the device quite easy and sophisticated. But, along with smart phone development, technical knowledge about the device is also equally important. Many businessmen as well as mobile users have still not reached to custom mobile apps, as the rate of such apps is really high.

Requirement of technical knowledge

During previous days people used to be happy with the landlines and cordless phone. They do not require much technical knowledge. But today, mobile phones with technologically sound variation ask each of the mobile users to become education in technical knowledge. Thus, you can be sound to create a powerful custom based application. Today, the cell phone apps developers are creating the apps which would not require much knowledge of the users. You will be in a position to edit and create your application alone in Android as well as I phone devices.

Access for businessmen

Today, many small businessmen are suffering from negative effects of consumer taste and preferences. If you are having small business without mobile apps, you will be odd man out for the modern consumers. Today, apps are built in such a way that, all technical and financial barriers are eliminated. Even if you are not a computer programmer, it is not at all a big deal. You don’t have to be glued to the computer all the time. Small businessmen will be flourished with technically sound apps without the need of any technical knowledge. You can be one among the best businessmen after using technologically rich apps in the market.

People can now get the door open for creating cell phone apps on their own. Along with the rise in demand for mobile phones in the market, mobile apps will form a great way to commensurate technical pleasure. The growth of smart phone industry is increasing every day with innovative technologies associated within the device. Since low cost apps are available in the market, people with any economic background can easily get it in their mobile and smart phones.  These user friendly apps can be used by even a lay man. If you are a housewife and hesitate to use technically rich gadget, you must wash away this fact from your mind and easily use the facilities in app stores.

About Author

Carrie Miller is business consultant who is passionate about web and mobile development for couple of years. She is currently working Zealous System that is specializes in a wide range of mobile application development services.