Monday, June 20, 2011

Remote controls - Part 2

Continuing from yesterday's blog....

Here's an example of what a remote control app in a smartphone can do for you:

1. A remote for any appliance
The manufacturer can design the appliance to be run by remote control, and then provide the remote control app separately in an app store. Now you can use your smartphone to remotely control your fan, oven, lights, wahing machine, computer, home entertainment units, etc. Every appliance can have an app that the buyer can choose to install or not. The manufacturer can do away with equipping everyone with a remote that is seldom used. At the same time, users are given a choice.

2. Different levels of remote control
Some gadgets require a higher level of controls to set up. After the initial set up, it is used in the most basic mode by most of the household members. Grandma and Grandpa might just install a basic operating mode, while the techie may install the full version to give him maximum control over the same gadget.

3. Everyone can have a remote
Nobody will have to live with a gadget that has outlived a broken remote. Need another remote? Just install the app.

4. Never run out of battery; never lose a remote
With remote control apps in your smartphone, a flat battery or losing a remote will now be a thing of the past.

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