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. 

Mobile App Future After Microsoft Buying Nokia

Microsofts Nokia acquisition of Devices and Service BusinessHere is some big and great news from the middle of the night. In keeping with Nokia Company, Microsoft will buy substantially all of Nokia’s device as well as service arms and also licensing phone maker’s patents & mappings know-how. The Redmond Company will pay Nokia amazing 3.79 billion Euros ($4.99 billion) for the business and 1.65 billion Euros ($2.18 billion) for its patent armoury. As the part of a deal, Stephen Elop will just step down as Nokia chief executive in order to become executive vice president of the devices as well as services division. Elop, former Microsoft executive is one of handful of candidates that are suggested to replace Microsoft Steve Ballmer.

Now Microsoft has purchased Nokia’s services unit and devices which bring Lumia line up under Redmond roof. Whenever the deal closes in first quarter of 2014, Microsoft will pay €3.79 billion for Nokia’s business plus another €1.65 billion to license its portfolio of patents. Driving a force behind sale seems like to be Nokia’s Asha brand that Microsoft has completely acquired outright. Asha gives Microsoft even larger footprint for this kind of Window Phone and also provides access to various customers for developing countries. 

What Assets is Microsoft Buying?

Generally, all these companies are acquired for one of two things such as management and valuable assets the company holds. Sometimes there are difference of opinion about how to value tangible and intangible. Here, the asset list consists of a list as diverse as clients, intellectual property, brand or some physical assets including storefront.

Three things may be acquired:

  1. Market Share: There are about 6.8 billion mobile subscriber and many of those particularly outside of US and has hold on to phone for long as 60 months. That specific number is the key as Nokia held 53% of world’s handset up to 2012 whenever they actually lost to Samsung. This would become large share of people who already have Nokia products and has some potential to upgrade it.
  2. Innovation: Finally, the good optics as well as camera resolution of Nokia’s new flagship phone is one of the latest in long line of successful hardware. Now-a-days Nokia phones are also known for exceptional battery life, form and functions.
  3. Brand: Here, the market share was somewhat driven by belief that Nokia made such products that customers are actually wanted specifically outside the US. Its new and additional LED flashlight or torch in Nokia Phones in India simply drove the market share.

What Does the Customer Want?

The end users and business users always wish to have devices that actually match their requirements in a time as well as place at a very competitive price. These days people also become loyal to the ecosystem for device manufacturers is called as a platform. Once the system will be on platform, then it may become difficult to change as you’ve invested in services as well as features it provides. Microsoft is at a crossroads but not like other companies as its vast resources open opportunities for overall transformation and growth.

Zealous System, offers software and technological support solutions through Mobile development, Web and Mobile app development, software development and few other services. The experienced team of web & mobile developers and designers of this firm makes sure that you get the best output which can make your business successfully well. 

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 apps development services.