Nov 22, 2011

Trans-App / a bleep on the radar


A Facebook phone build on a mix of Android software & hardware optimize for Facebook-type features. Could this be the first real Trans-Application device? Like I mention in this original Trans-App post, the idea that devices would have to adapt to applications needs could become a reality.

To clarify the concept of Trans-Application I should say that Trans-App devices must be designed around constraints dictated by two or more applications. If this new Android-Facebook phone supports more than Facebook, it's well on its way to be a Trans-App device.

Why is this important? Because nobody will want to carry a Facebook phone and a LinkedIn phone and a Google Wallet phone. We want things to be integrated into one device. And while we're at it we want that device to fit in our pocket and have an 8 inch screen and.. um.. you know what I mean 'cause you want it too.

Purchase may soon be driven by the preference of devices optimizing the user experience of the favorite applications. Not by the OS. Not by the Browser. Not by the hardware brand.