The Appworld Expo venue showed some of the most innovative and impressive applications to date, with over 20 companies participating. With a user population of over 440 million, smart phones and the application or 'Apps' market, which is what makes smart phones 'smart', is rapidly increasing. Many of the apps displayed were games designed for smart phones, but there were also many creative productivity and information apps, as well as various platform services, such as Moduad.
One of these is the 'Finger Stomp' app from Greysox, The Pot and Smartification. Designed for the iPad, and in development for the iPhone, this tone enables the user to pick their own 'stomp' sounds from a variety of everyday objects such as shoes, garbage cans and chains. These instruments are fully customizable, and could be displayed in any way the user wants. The App was a joint development of three different companies specializing in specific areas; sound, App development and programming.
Dongseo University developed an Augmented Reality (AR) App, which combines the smart phone scanning ability with digital imaging. In the App 'Pictomation', when a user scans a barcode on the picture book, the display panel reads the information on the barcode and projects a digital image. In the demonstration, a couple could be seen dancing on a red carpet, which is actually the page of the picture book. As the picture book is flipped, the scanner reads a different barcode and another dance is performed by the digital couple.
These smart phone apps are only bound by the human imagination.