One that everybody’s been waiting for. These technologies have changed the way we think, work, shop and carry out multitudes of other tasks while providing hassle-free solutions through their respective services. CodeForce 360 presents a definitive and enjoyable list of the top 10 technologies of the past 10 years, which have defined the decade, had everybody hooked and took the world of technology by storm.
10 Best Technologies of the Past 10 Years:
Started by Mark Zuckerberg and his friends from a college dorm, Facebook is among those companies that experienced an exponential growth by the year. This success is a testament of their idea of people being connected irrespective of proximity while being able to share photos, videos and other content seamlessly. As of today, almost everybody has a Facebook account while the social networking site has set a standard of its own with its operational capability and boasting a user base of close to 1.6 Billion.
Started by ex-PayPal employees, Youtube emerged as a unique video-sharing portal, allowing users to post videos on any given genre/subject/category. Acquired by Google soon after for a whopping $1.65 Billion, Youtube established itself as a brand in a matter of 2 yrs. With countless videos to pick from, deals with production houses and talent management agencies, and a user base that guarantees millions of hits through the day, Youtube is one of those technologies that defined the decade.
The first name to pop up when you hear the word “Open Source”. Developed as set of software packages back in 2010, Android quickly evolved into the go-to brand for mobile applications and operating system for smartphones. The fact that users can download developer kits and countless applications at zero cost has established Android as the most prominent mobile operating system in the world with a user base of 2 Million in 2016 (after reaching 1 Million in 2013).
The quirkiest and most user-friendly messenger which people were pining for. WhatsApp ensured that people stayed connected, hassle-free for a nominal charge. Just like Facebook, Youtube etc. WhatsApp’s increase in growth and sign-ups increased exponentially by the year. The fact that it was acquired by social networking goliath Facebook was a testament of its success over the years.
Launched in 2010, the revolutionary iPad is the most sought-after handheld device to date. With an intuitive interface, staggering battery power, WiFi/Cellular connectivity gaming and multimedia capabilities the iPad was atop the wishlist of every potential customer post its release. Moreover, with advanced models being released almost every 2 years, the iPad is the gizmo to go for!
A device which is the finest example of unparalleled design. The iPhone, which was released back in 2007, and has been succeeded by upgraded models represent the most cutting-edge smartphone capabilities with a slim and sleek design, quirky interface and battery power which is undisputed. All this plus exclusive services such as Apple Music, gaming and other applications with amazing performance, make the iPhone the smartphone to kill for!
7. Tesla Motors:
Elon Musk has single-handedly changed the way we think about automobiles. PayPal’s co-founder, engineer and astute entrepreneur took the world by storm with electric cars that that performed at breathtaking efficiency without harmful emissions. Tesla’s Model S was released on June 30th 2008 followed by Model X on February 9th, 2012. Moreover, with a hassle-free B2C model and publicly released patents, Tesla Motors aims at a pollution-free future dominated by efficient vehicles replacing fuel stations with charging stations.
8. Reusable Rockets:
An idea which seemed like a fantasy decades ago. This jaw-dropping capability was made possible courtesy Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s Space X; the former aiming at space travel with the latter already launching capsules into space. Unlike legacy rocket tech, reusable rockets have the capability to launch directly into space and return to earth, landing on their legs in one piece! This technology was made possible by state-of-the-art onboard software that controls thrusters, flaps and other numerous machinations.
Booking cabs from the comfort of your couch at pocket-friendly prices, anytime during the day has become an integral part of our lifestyle in the past 3 years. This was made possible courtesy Travis Kalanick’s Uber which enabled users to pick and choose from multiple classes of cabs at the click of button backed by a no frills, quirky and hassle-free interface enabled with Google Maps and competent drivers who guarantee a brilliant riding experience.
10. Cloud Technology:
Carrying clunky, hefty and expensive storage devices around while constantly having to check upon your financial testimonials folders are a thing of the past as you can now store data of any size or format in a virtual cloud at the click of a button. Applications such as Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud etc. have made it possible by storing all your data and securing them with the help of physical servers. Moreover, your data which is stored in this virtual safety box, can be accessed anytime and anywhere at the click of a button.
A Greater Decade to Follow:
CodeForce 360 believes that these revolutionary technologies have raised the bar high and set the tone for the future. Moreover, with technologies such as auto-pilot cars that are taking form and about to take the world by storm along with many other upcoming technologies, CodeForce 360 predicts the next 10 years to be as eventful as the last decade. The technologies that are to follow will surely capture people’s imagination and make essential services far more accessible.
So are you floored and asking for more? Brace for impact in the years to come!