I’ve been working in the computer science and Internet industry for a few years now. I’ve built and witnessed the launch of many Internet applications and services. For a long time, and even after the Internet bubble popped, the software and Internet industries were the El Dorado for new entrepreneurs and business challengers. Yet, I feel like we are currently living through a new critical turn; there has been a real perceptible change in our habits and attitude toward information.
Generally speaking, this change can been seen in entertainment and services due to the arrival of the iPhone and of smartphones. Of course, you could still use a phone that is only a phone, but I feel that one day soon, anyone who uses a phone will also have Internet access and applications interacting with the web.
This process likely won’t be complete for another few years, but still the key point for this great change is that the Internet will be available in your pocket in 2 seconds without booting a conventional machine. This has already opened the way to great applications, amazingly wonderful services, and new ways of acting.
The market for smartphone applications is really growing. The consumer need for such services is also here. It is not an artificial new habit that talented marketers have made-up. Internet demands and use cases will be transferred from our computers to our phones, and will add up to an already old bunch of expectations from geeky daydreamers. Because Internet and physical hardware has grown, today we don’t just build small toy applications — we can also deliver great, consistent applications with powerful results for users.
At Dashlane, we are in the process of porting our application to mobile platforms. This will be GREAT.
It will be smart, powerful, and breathtaking.
We already have some wonderful ideas for it. The entire team is looking forward to using Dashlane on iPhone, iPad, and Android.
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