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Steve Wozniak: Apps are changing our life so much – and it’s going to stay that way

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As you may know, we’re Media Partners for AppsWorld Europe this year and they recently talked with Apple co-fournder Steve Wozniak who will also be at AppsWorld what his thoughts were on apps.

This is what he had to say…

“When I have a thought, my thought often starts with a noun, a thing, something in existence that I want, or an action I want to take, and I say ‘Okay, I want to speak to that thing’,” Wozniak notes.

“Well now we’re getting apps, and apps have names – and that’s kind of confusing because you have a lot of different names for the same sort of apps, for example weather.

“I want to be able to speak the name of an app, immediately followed by its commands in its language.

“I want things to be very robust, so that I could speak the name of an app first, and then speak in that app’s language,” he adds. “You might use the same wording for a different app, but it will have a different meaning to that app.”

Even if there is going to be negligible demand for flashlight apps in iOS from now on, there are still plenty of developers and entrepreneurs with great original ideas – and for Wozniak, Apps World will be all about meeting new faces.
“I’m looking forward more than anything to meeting the people that are attending,” he explains.

“[I’m] hoping to see some new technology ideas that I wasn’t aware of before, but usually I get turned on more by the people, what they’re talking about, what they’re interested in – and that gives me almost a better clue as to where the world’s going.”

So what ideas are going to turn Wozniak’s head? “It’s hard to say what you’re looking for,” he explains, “because the best things that capture your imagination are ones you hadn’t thought of before, and that aren’t talked about in the news all the time.”

Yet Wozniak gave Apps World enough of a hint: he’s looking out for how voice apps are being applied and, above all, technology that makes people’s lives easier.

“In the early days of the Macintosh…you had to memorise a lot of commands, to get around the system and move files and open things,” he explains.

“That’s thinking about things. If you feel your brain’s not working as hard, I’d consider those better technologies.”

These issues and more will form the basis of the Apple co-founder’s keynote speech on the morning of Apps World Europe day two, which is free to attend. Register your place today.

 

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
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Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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