There is a saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention”, which practically describes what technology is. Technology is there to better our lives and it certainly has for centuries. In the 21st century, for example, the best mobile app development services in the world have come and we are actually enjoying the device.

But with just about any piece of technology, it has both positives and negatives as well. I will discuss more about them in this article.

What Are Mobile Applications?

When we use our smartphones, each program that you execute is actually called a mobile application or an app for short. Each application is different when it comes to its features and that is actually the reason why we love smartphones so much.

Different strokes for different folks, as they say. In this case, different apps for different chaps. The features that a mobile application has will depend entirely on what the developers include in it.

You can use apps to connect with people via social media. You can use applications to monitor different health statistics. You can also use one for media and entertainment as well. The possibilities are truly endless!

The Positive Side

Mobile applications have truly made an immense impact in the way we live our lives today. When we are bored, we can easily whip out our phones and tablets and consume whatever media there is out there.

If we want to learn more about the current happenings, we have a news app that is ready to be fired up to give us the latest and greatest.

It has also improved many industries as well. In the field of education, for example, mobile applications have improved communication with all involved parties including teachers, parents, and most especially the students.

In the healthcare industry, doctors can now monitor patients more efficiently and they can give a diagnosis at a much faster rate as well. They can also give their patients treatment plans with relative ease thanks to, you’ve guessed it, mobile applications.

The Negative

There is certainly no doubt that there are a lot of advantages when using mobile applications. But there is on prevailing negative that we should know about and that is over dependence.

Because of the convenience it brings, the positive has actually become the negative in the sense that we rely too much on our smartphones. Sure, it has bettered our lives, but because we do not do things the same way we did before, and I mean everything, we might wake up one day frustrated that our phones got lost or we are unable to use apps anymore which could lead to psychological problems.


Mobile applications have truly changed the technological landscape; mostly, for the better. It has helped many sectors and to be honest, we are going to see more advanced apps in the near future.

But, we also have to understand that there are negatives to the use of such programs as well. I think that the perfect word to remember would be “limitation”.