The Future of Wearables: Your Kids Are Going To Love It

future of wearables

Episode 16 in The Future of Wearables podcast features Brett King, a technology futurist, public speaker, international best selling author and the co-founder and CEO of Moven, a mobile banking startup. He believes wearables will result in a new golden age of healthcare that will radically change the lives of today’s youth. Listen to the interview to hear his thoughts on how the next generation will live in a new society that’s entirely comfortable with how their data is being shared, and how they’ll benefit from it. Speaking of youth, read on for a collection of apps we’ve built for young users.

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The Sourcebits Take: Building Successful Apps for Young Users

According to ABI Research, the children’s app market continues to grab an increasing slice of the mobile app market — it’s projected to reach $98 billion by 2018. When you’re designing and developing mobile apps for youth, it’s important to understand not only the new ways kids are demanding to interact with stories and games, but also how to reassure parents that your apps are safe and appropriate for their kids to use and engage with. Here’s a look at some of the successful youth-related mobile apps we’ve built for our clients.

Medusa

Medusa mobile app client

Medusa is a question and answers service where young users can ask selected friends a question, set an answer deadline, and receive their friends’ answers – anonymously. Sourcebits created an iOS mobile application with questions delivered to users inside the app through native notifications. For users not in the app, questions are delivered through SMS. Launched in 2014, Medusa continues to have a 4+ rating in the App Store.

Think & Learn

Think & Learn mobile app client

Sourcebits provided mobile design and Android app development for Think & Learn, an Android tablet application that provides adaptive learning material for students. Mobile education apps present great new opportunities for interactive instruction, but require significant user testing and attention to UI/UX design.

Shapes Music

Shapes Music app.

Shapes is a fun app that allows users to play and experiment with their favorite songs, while implicitly learning musical concepts such as tonal context, interaction with rhythm, and familiarity with an instrument. For Shapes Music, Sourcebits did the development for iOS 5 and 6, and incorporated features such as interactive instruction segments, song streaming, and creating playlists.

Social Parent

Social Parent mobile app client

Social Parent was a beautiful and simple social networking app for parents and families. Sourcebits provided mobile app design and development with a focus on the optimal experience for busy parents. (Our client recently pivoted to create Juggle.)

LET’S TALK APPS

We love working with clients that seek our mobile design and app development services – and they’ve asked us to create awesome apps for the wearable tech market. A great example of a recent project: Vuzix and their enterprise smart glasses.

If you’re thinking about entering the wearable tech market or have an existing app that you’d like to reimagine for the Apple Watch, smart glasses or other devices – you’ve come to the right place.

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Piotr Gajos, Chief Innovation Officer

Piotr is Sourcebits Chief Innovation Officer. A 2006 Apple Design Award winner, Piotr draws much of his inspiration from film and music, and focuses on leading our Innovation Strategy Workshops, generating new ideas for Sourcebits, and consulting on projects.