A large number of applications we all use in our mobile phones and tablets incorporate a variation of cloud computing, in a sense, because many of them are essentially based on the idea that we are providing an experience packed up what are essentially web applications. This approach to mobile application allows users to access a wide variety of content and features that could not physically store on your mobile device. Therefore, cloud computing on mobile devices is quite specific benefits for mobile users compared to PC users as far as cloud computing is critical to the development of computing itself on these devices “smart “especially since the launch of 3G networks and data transfer capability offered that. What’s more, with the advent of wide higher 4G on us band, the concept of maximizing data and mobile processes within the cloud – and minimizing the amount stored on individual devices – only set for performing the expansion.
The list of categories and types of applications that use and / or rely on cloud computing is extensive to say the least, but following some key examples of how the cloud has revolutionized our mobile lives are reviewed.
Beyond its commercial use, the vast majority of email users access their email from webmail services – ie email services where the information (emails and contacts, etc) are stored in remote servers of your email provider. Most users simply connect to this service; other desktop client sync with it, while some may choose to download your data to your desktop completely. However, essentially data originates, and stored mostly in the cloud. Therefore, these services are ready for use across multiple devices and locations, including mobile use. Mobile operating systems come with built in email clients that allow users to synchronize their email so they can work with him on his mobile / tablet and any changes they make will be synchronized with the servers of the service provider and, consequently, any device accessing the email account (and vice versa). In other words, users can, for example, compose an email on his phone on the way to work then finish and send from your desktop once you are at work.
Contacts / Address Books
With the use of email becoming so popular on mobile devices many email services allow users to synchronize their email contact with your mobile too, so your email and phone and social contacts can be unified into a single place with the underlying data that is stored in the cloud. If they update the data in a contact record of the update will appear on all your other devices synchronized when they see that record.
Unified communications and social media
Mobile computing is at the forefront of both the revolution of social networking and communications revolution called unified communications (UC) – the idea that multiple communication channels based on Internet, such as email, voice over Internet (VoIP) and videoconferencing, are integrated into a service. Both UC and social networks are based primarily on the use of the cloud for data storage and communications for transfer so that they are accessible through the Internet devices and locations.
Instant messaging (IM) is an integral facet of both and in many cases can be based purely on the cloud so the conversations can continue through different devices and moving as an alternative to more traditional media such as e-mail and text messages – the latter of which is particularly restricted to individual devices. Apple, for example, have even integrated instant messaging application on your default text messaging so that messages are sent as instant messages when sent between two iPhones. On the other hand, a good example of UC within the personal space is Skype, a communications service that provides multi-channel access your account from any device and synchronizes conversations through each.
The social networking services like Facebook, Google + and Twitter are often overlooked, but powerful example of cloud computing as all the information you share in them is stored and accessed through the cloud including communications, recommendations and shared media (photos, videos, etc). As such, they have become one of the main communication platform for users of mobile devices, as they are able to share their experiences with their friends and see what they are doing while on the move. For many people, the phones have, thanks to cloud computing become the main way to access their social networks because of the ease and flexibility with which it can be used.