Mobile development of applications and hardware is so fast that most operating systems and devices become obsolete after only a year. Currently, four major areas of mobile technology have seen regular improvements as they're being incorporated into newer smartphones and tablets. These include additional gestures for better human-machine interaction, a more intuitive user interface, dual views and multiple windows, and optical recognition of text message and human faces.
Microsoft has established a PhoneMag of basic gestures for its Windows 8 user interface on touchscreen-enabled devices. These static and manipulation gestures include tap, press and hold, slide, swipe, turn, pinch, and stretch out. With the speed of development among mobile devices, more human gestures have been added into this set. These include waving a hand over the screen, finger hovering over the screen, and looking at the screen.
Even though eye tracking technology is still far from being complete, sensing the location and movement of the user's head and eyes is one of the advanced features to come out among newer models of phones and tablets. Today, a device can sense anytime an individual looks away from the screen and it also sets a video on maintain until the user seems at the screen again.
Another intuitive feature is the accelerometer, which senses the position of the device both on side to side and vertical planes. A new common example would be the immediate change in orientation from a up and down view to a scenery view when shifting the phone's position. When the phone's tilted forward or backward, the page also scrolls up and down based on the direction.
Most cell phones and tablets now have front and rear video cameras. Both cameras may be activated while taking a image or recording a video. The user requires a self-shot image using the front camera and adds it to the photography taken by the rear camera. The same can be done with a video. The two digital cameras are also used during a movie call the location where the front camera shows the face of the caller and the rear camera shows some of the caller's surroundings.
New mobile devices also have the ability to view multiple windows of various applications. Regarding example, users can available the YouTube application to watch music videos and open the browser to browse the web at the same time. In addition, phones of the identical model and maker can build a local network and are musicians or games simultaneously.
At first, phones and tablets announced a capacity to identify a QR code, which is a vector image that includes data. Now, devices can actually read text and associate them with book entries. In addition to optical readers, devices can also map out human faces and identify distinct characteristics. This facial recognition feature is useful as a security measure besides thumbprint scans and voice locks.
Of course, these features aren't inclusive at all. Eye tracking technology is under development now. Producers see tremendous applications of this technology in the medical science and health care as well as in gaming and other varieties of entertainment.