Chosen Question

Entry 2.

After some research and analysis, I have decided to proceed with Question 3.

What is the relationship between the internet, mobile web, and mobile apps? How are developments in these areas affecting the work of graphic designers or interactive designers?

How are the internet, mobile web and mobile apps connected? First and foremost, what do these terms even mean?

What is the internet? In my previous entry, I mentioned that the internet is a platform where mobile web and mobile apps are found. To add on, the internet, as defined by Oxford Dictionaries, is a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardised communication protocols.

What is mobile web? The mobile web refers to handheld mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, as the medium to the use of the internet with wireless data access that is similar to internet access on computers.

What are mobile apps? Mobile applications, apps for short, is a software designed to run on a mobile device. Apps are generally used to provide users particular and limited functions that can either be downloaded, access through the web or is already in the device.

So how do all these relate?

All these aspects are linked into one another; creating a big system made by systems. Over the years, technology is developing exponentially as people around the world are using it one way or another. Thus the internet having a vast expansion in a short amount of time.

 


References & Resources:

Oxforddictionaries.com, (2016). Internet – definition of Internet in English from the Oxford dictionary. [online] Available at: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/internet [Accessed 3 Jan. 2016].

Techopedia.com, (2016). What is a Mobile Application? – Definition from Techopedia. [online] Available at: https://www.techopedia.com/definition/2953/mobile-application-mobile-app [Accessed 3 Jan. 2016].

Techopedia.com, (2016). What is the Mobile Web? – Definition from Techopedia. [online] Available at: https://www.techopedia.com/definition/23588/mobile-web [Accessed 3 Jan. 2016].

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