I decided to take some time answer some questions on Quora – the reasons for this are twofold
Smartphone Quora Answers- my reasons.
- I get to share my knowledge with folks and hopefully provide solutions to their genuine questions.
- Providing expert advice with a link to my blog establishes my authority (if I did a good job in answering the question) and if so folks may check out my blog and subsequently, they may check out my book. Also, a link on Quora is a good backlink to www.smartphonemediaproduction.com from a well-ranked website, this is always a good thing.
Below are some of the questions and answers I provided. Join me at https://www.quora.com/profile/Robb-Wallace-3 to ask me any smartphone-related questions and I will do my best to answer.
For myself, my smartphone is so much more than a simple communication device. I use my phone almost exclusively to create content for my business, from video promos to branded images and live streams. I then use this content to update my various social media channels before tracking how the content engaged with my audience.
I used to use a DSLR, Camcorder, and laptop to do this but now I have almost completely moved over to just using my Samsung Galaxy S7 and my iPhone 5s to plan, capture, edit, distribute and track all of my creations. This change over to a completely mobile working environment has brought many challenges but has created so many streamlined solutions to my business.
The future is mobile, are you ready for it.
Learn how it is done with
There are two main operating systems IOS (iPhone) and Android (Samsung, HTC, Sony etc) – Any phone with one of these two operating systems will give you access to all of the major apps that most professionals require, even the lowest powered android / IOS handset will allow you to access and update most apps.
This article describes the various component that makes up a smartphone, may give you some food for thought.
I do everything on my smartphone from filming and editing professional videos to capturing and editing promotional images for my brands. I also plan, capture, edit, distribute and track all of my creations with only my phone. I have almost eliminated the DSLR and laptop from my life!! The future is bright, the future is mobile.
To learn how you can use your phone for more than the basics check out the book Smartphone Media Production hereand to check out some examples of content created on a phone click here
The reality is most of our human experience on planet earth has happened without a smartphone in our hand or by our side. However as the age of computing marched upon us we become ever more reliant on the amazing advantages the computer (smartphone) gives.
Today’s smartphones as you are aware are so much more than simple communication devices, today’s smartphones are some of the most advanced consumer technology available, full stop. I recently wrote a book showing people how they can ditch the DSLR camera, Dictaphone, Camcorder, and Laptop and move to a fully mobile creative environment creating branded images, branded video content and furthermore distributing it and tracking it all without ever touching anything but a phone.
I believe as we progress into the future the smartphone will make even more technologies that we use daily totally redundant. The future will be “always ON”.
There are two main operating systems IOS (iPhone) and Android (Samsung, HTC, Sony etc) – Any phone with one of these two operating systems will give you access to all of the major social media apps, even the lowest powered android / IOS handset will allow you to access and update your social media.
However, as you describe yourself as a “ social media professional” I would guess that you would be looking for a handset that gives you the ability to create content on the fly allowing you to keep your channels up to date and on point. For this, you will need a phone with a little more oomph.
I have written an article here that describes the components one should look for in the “Best smartphone for media production”