I never used to be a Mac guy. My first experience with a Macintosh computer came while I worked a help desk as a tech support rep in the late 90’s. I found them to be strange machines and didn’t understand all the hoopla. Raised on PC’s, I never quite got the hang of troubleshooting them.
Then it all changed when the iPhone came out. Since then I’ve bought every version of the phone, I’ve bought an iPad and the last computer I bought was a MacBook. I still use a PC for many daily activities but i don’t know if I will ever by another PC.
I just love the simplicity of using these devices. To this day I dont understand why people buy anything other than an iPhone. In my mind its just so superior.
The iPhone inspired me. It got me to think that apps are the new websites. Smartphone apps offer a brand new platform to make money and build a business. I built my first app a couple years ago and now I’m trying to make JobSpeek into the first mobile powered job board. If I had the funds, I’d be creating even more ways to connect job seekers and employers through apps.
This new mobile web offers those with a vision to create interesting, fun and useful apps. I think any online job board or recruiting site can be replicated with an app. Apps are more attractive to mobile users than surfing the web so now is the time to strike.
I’ll miss Steve Jobs.
What he did for computing & the internet was profound. I’d like to thank him for inspiring me to focus on design, simplicity and usability. Because of him, the future of jobs is going mobile, and I hope to pioneer that trend.