While having a gorilla glass or a dual core processor always excites me, it is the apps that really keep the blood flowing. Apps are the blood of smartphone market. Is that an exaggeration? I hardly think so. Once we thought we had enough of these apps, another new, exciting and refreshing one pops up. This new app called Deep Shot will let you take a picture of your desktop from your smartphone and opens the same app in the same exact state. How cool is that?
If you are an avid Internet user, I am sure there will be umpteen windows you have open. But if you can only take one with you on the road, what would you do? In the current state you can’t do much. This new app called Deep Shot makes it possible, with a few quirks, of course.
MIT’s Tsung-Hsiang Chang and Google’s Yang Li have written code that runs on both the computer and the phone. It makes visible onscreen the uniform resource identifier (URI), of which the web link, or uniform resource locator (URL), is a mere subset. Unlike an URL, the URI is the gobbledegook you get when you press the "link" button on a Google Maps or Street View page (hover your cursor over this link and look at the bottom corner of your screen to see it). This describes all the map data on the page and crucially also scales the data for the screen window. (New Scientist)
The initiative is good but it’s not without pain. The app works with Google Maps and Yelp. In addition there is one more app needed to be installed on the desktop and probably any other device you want to use this app. Once that set-up is done, Deep Shot would work perfectly. It is useful but not seamless. A good start for making us think of the possibilities that might soon occur. May be some day I don’t have to use an app to use an app. Until then I will give Deep Shot a try.
More coverage, image source : MIT News