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Adobe Predicts Smartphone Future, Claims Location Based Apps Is The Next Big Thing

Adobe has predicted that in the future, apps will be able to install automatically on users’ Smartphones when they enter a particular location.

Speaking during the Open Mobile Summit in London, Adobe’s chief technology officer Kevin Lynch predicted a social and location based mobile computing in the future.

“There's a strong future for us with this social - and location-based kind of computing enabled by mobile,” he said, CNET reports (opens in new tab).

Lynch then went on to demonstrate how he received a notification on his Galaxy Tab 10.1 when he visited the Tate Modern museum. The app offered information on the exhibits and paintings on display.

Lynch said that the app could replace the audio guides that are used in museums currently.

“Proximity sensing will be at a granular-enough level that you'll be able to know where a person is within a few feet,” Lynch explained.

Lynch also used the museum’s app to order food from the museum’s canteen. He also conducted a demo in which an app notification arrived when he entered his hotel room. The app allowed him to browse the movies the hotel had to offer and stream his own photo on the TV.

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