Are you a smarty pants?



January 2011 marks a milestone at my company: We are releasing our first in a series of iPhone Apps! Honestly, I cannot remember when I had this much fun waking up and coming into work each day. Smartphones have become a ubiquitous part of our culture, making a lot of things far easier and more convenient, including shopping. Mobile shopping is predicted to be bigger and better in 2011 than ever before and many analysts predict it will one day outperform online shopping.


January 2011 marks a milestone at my company: We are releasing our first in a series of iPhone Apps! Honestly, I cannot remember when I had this much fun waking up and coming into work each day. Smartphones have become a ubiquitous part of our culture, making a lot of things far easier and more convenient, including shopping. Mobile shopping is predicted to be bigger and better in 2011 than ever before and many analysts predict it will one day outperform online shopping.


In case you're uncertain, a Smart App is a software application that runs on Smart devices, such as the iPhone, Blackberry and Android. The world of Smart Apps is where Business, Technology and Social Media merge to create a platform that allows developers to customize unique experiences onto devices that literally fit in the palm of your hand.


The recent news that Verizon will now be selling and supporting Apple's iPhone on its network means the prevalence of the iPhone and its apps is poised to overtake the smartphone market. Verizon supports tens of thousands of customers who have expressed interest in the iPhone as long as it had a carrier other than AT&T.


Personally, I love my iPhone and my iPad. (Yes, I'm a tech junkie. What were you expecting?)_If you had a look at my iPhone, here are some of the apps you'd find:


  • Zagat Restaurant Guide

  • Local Weather

  • USA Today

  • Personal Note Pad - Great for keeping your grocery list or ideas

  • Worldmate - Travel Schedule

  • Flight Tracker - = This app tracks flights and let you know exactly what time and gate passengers are arriving at. If the gate changes you usually know before airline employees.

  • Run Keeper - Uses GPS to track my actual path be it on road or off road for hiking, running or biking. Tracks my timing per mile, elevation changes and allows linking in of an iTunes play list.

  • Open Table - Provides me ability to make dinner reservations at dozens of the coolest hotspots


At DROSTE, our focus is to continually look for new ways to enhance your customers' shopping experience and at the same time build customer loyalty. As our team of developers focuses on the future, we invite you to contact Droste today to discover how your business can be enhanced by the great innovations we have to offer.



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