How GT Stays Mobile
Like most folks who work in IT, people here at Gossamer Threads can get serious about their tech gadgets from time to time. Cell phones are perhaps the most hotly pursued and discussed topic at GT outside of web development, and everyone has their opinions about which platforms, OS’, and apps are the best…
Given how much cell phone debate happens around the water cooler, we thought it’d be interesting to find out exactly how many people use which mobile platforms.
…And that “Other”? That’s Chakri’s Huawei U1250, the one remaining non-smartphone in the office.
Why hasn’t Chakri sided with one of the smartphone camps in this heated battle? In his words,
“Even having a cell phone in the first place is a big deal for me, as I was cell phone free for a couple of years before getting this one. I was trying to reduce materialistic stuff in my life and also to see if I could survive without a cell phone. The reason I got this phone was to easily coordinate summer events with my friends: beach volleyball, camping, biking, etc. I’m not even thinking about getting a smartphone yet!”
Of course, cell phones aren’t just for personal use here at GT: sysadmins have to carry theirs at all times to be alerted about server problems which require quick action on their part, and we all use them to keep in contact while we’re out of the office. Additionally, as GT moves more and more into development for mobile platforms, phones and their operating systems become a necessary tool for research and testing.
Stay tuned for updates on mobile development happening here at GT…